National Integrated Heat Health Information System Workshop

  • 20 July 2015
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From July 28-30, Climate Program Office Director Wayne Higgins and CPO Climate and Health Lead Juli Trtanj  are participating in a workshop on the development of climate services for a National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS). 

The White House announced the creation of NIHHIS in June 2015, and this workshop is a critical step in its development. Heat early-warning systems can serve as effective tools for reducing illness, death, and loss of productivity associated with heat waves. The workshop is sponsored by NOAA, the Centers for Disease Control, the World Meteorological Organization, the Deutscher Wetterdienst, and the Global Framework for Climate Services.

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*Updated with photo on 07/29/2015




Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2017, the United States experienced a record-tying 16 climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 362 lives, and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted, costing more than $306 billion. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.


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