About this Project

Status: Completed
Operational Plan: 2015 - 2016

The main goal of this project is to develop an operational, real-time syndromic surveillance system for extreme heat events (EHEs) in three selected at-risk communities in Canada, Mexico and the United States and to highlight best practices and lessons learned while developing such a system. Extreme heat has been identified by several international organizations as an emerging environmental health risk in North America as it is expected that EHEs will significantly increase in intensity, duration and frequency by the end of this century.