Monitoring Health Impacts from Extreme Heat Events
It’s #MapMonday! Every summer North Americans are increasingly facing extreme heat #DidYouKnow that the British Columbia Heat Impacts Prediction System (BCHIPS) was created as part of a Commission for Environmental Cooperation project on climate adaptation and extreme heat health impacts?
From the outcomes of CEC’s project “Monitoring Health Impacts from Extreme Heat Events,” the British Columbia Center for Disease Control developed technology that uses both historical and real-time data to predict probable health effects during extreme heat events.
Thanks to the trinational work of the CEC, an increased number of public health agencies serving communities in #NorthAmerica now have the capacity to monitor health outcomes related to extreme heat events, and tools for identifying vulnerable populations and treating these health outcomes.