National Drought Mitigation Center
Friday, August 24, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT
Public health professionals have known for some time about many of the health impacts of climate change. This year, the U.S. is dealing with the most extensive and prolonged drought conditions in more than 50 years. The occurrence of drought-related health impacts is challenging many communities for the first time. This webinar will provide information about the preconditions leading up to the current drought situation, discuss the significant overarching public health issues related to drought, and highlight some of these impacts, focusing on several American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
This is the first in a four-part series "Drought: When Every Drop Counts" co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the American Public Health Association.
Rear Adm. Scott Deitchman
Associate Director for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response
National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
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