HHS Press Office May 6, 2022

The new initiative, called the Climate and Health Outlook, serves as a resource to help people, health professionals, and communities protect individual and community health impacted by climate events

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE) launched the first installment of a new public information series called the Climate and Health Outlook (Outlook). This new Outlook series connects weather forecasts to health resources to create actionable data that saves lives and reduces illness and health risks associated with climate-related hazards like extreme heat, wildfires, hurricanes, droughts, and vector-borne diseases that impact human health.

This inaugural edition of the Outlook will take on extreme heat, which has been a key target of...

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