External Links: Climate and Health
The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) is a joint effort by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NIHHIS provides a wide swath of resources to improve understanding of extreme heat as a public health hazard, and support preparedness and resilience to reduce heat related morbidity and mortality across the United States. Information to support planning for high-risk populations, urban heat island mapping, and other tools are made available.
The Climate.gov 'Health and Climate' webpage provides links to relevant data sets, fact sheets, and data stories on how NOAA data, products, and services help to address health sector decision-making needs.
The mission of CDC's Climate and Health Program is to lead efforts to identify vulnerable populations to climate change, prevent and adapt to current and anticipated health impacts, and assure that systems are in place to detect and respond to current and emerging health threats. This website provides links to information about projects, partnerships and funding opportunities.
The CDC's National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network is a system of integrated health, exposure, and hazard information and data from a variety of national, state, and city sources and includes a climate change focus.
NC Climate & Health Program, part of the CDC's Climate Ready States & Cities Initiative, aims to bring together experts and resources to address the potential human health effects of changes in the state's climate. The website includes a link to the Strategic Plan for Addressing Health Impacts of Climate Change in North Carolina.
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