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NIHHIS to Hold Second Annual Meeting from April 25-27, 2023 to Discuss Extreme Heat and Its Impact on Public Health

The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) announced plans to hold its second annual NIHHIS National virtual meeting from April 25-27, 2023. The NIHHIS is an effort by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to understand extreme heat and its impact on public health.

The meeting is organized with the following themes for each day: (1) Intersections in Heat and Health (April 25th); (2) Highlighting Science, Innovation, and Research (April 26th); and (3) State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal Policies and Practices in Heat Planning (April 27th). The agenda for April 25th includes: (1) a discussion on the impact of extreme heat on worker health with a presentation from OSHA on the forthcoming OSHA rulemaking on heat injury and illness on which SWACCA has engaged in regulatory advocacy since last year; and (2) a presentation from members of Congress regarding new legislation authorizing NIHHIS to prepare the U.S. for extreme heat threats and to protect vulnerable communities. The April 26th agenda includes a presentation on innovative ways to communicate information regarding extreme heat and its impact on health. And the April 27th agenda includes a roundtable discussion with state, local, and Tribal representatives on heat and health priorities.

The three-day meeting will be held virtually through Zoom on April 25-27, 2023 from 12pm to 4pm ET. Registration to attend the virtual meeting is required and can be completed here.

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