National Drought Mitigation Center


Public health practitioners to share lessons learned on drought

January 11, 2019

The afternoon session will focus on When Every Drop Counts, the CDC’s guide for public health practitioners.

Public health practitioners can learn about preparing for drought in a workshop/webinar Feb. 4. The in-person event will be in Sacramento, Calif., 10-4 Pacific time. Local health department staff and partners are particularly encouraged to attend in person, to hear tips and lessons learned from California health departments that have responded to severe drought.

The California Department of Public Health’s Climate Change and Health Equity Program (CCHEP), the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) will present “Preparing for the Health Effects of Drought: A Workshop for Public Health Professionals and Partners.” This workshop is hosted by CDPH as part of the California Climate Action Team Public Health Workgroup meeting series.

The workshop will be at the California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board, Sierra Hearing Room, Second Floor, 1001 I Street in Sacramento.

Workshop Overview

  • Morning session: informational and educational session on the health impacts of drought, and drought projections, with a focus on California
  • Afternoon session: understand and use new CDC resource guide, “Preparing for the Health Effects of Drought: A Resource Guide for Public Health Professionals”

The workshop will be shared via webinar, but we encourage in person participation, when possible, to get the most out of the facilitated learning.


Workshop Registration

Webinar Registration

For more details, please contact Dan Woo, CDPH.