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Next Hot Topics Webinar: Public Health During Wildfires

In the next session of Hot Topics in Practice, Sarah Coefield, MS, discusses how the Missoula City-County Health Department supported public health during the 2017 summer wildfire season.

In the next session of Hot Topics in Practice, Sarah Coefield, MS, discusses how the Missoula City-County Health Department supported public health during the 2017 summer wildfire season.

September 5, 2018

As severe wildfires and prolonged smoke events become more common, health departments are re-evaluating their role in addressing these issues. In the September session of Hot Topics in Practice, Sarah Coefield, MS, discusses how the Missoula City-County Health Department in Montana supported public health and safety during the exceptionally smoky summer of 2017.

In this one-hour webinar, Coefield will examine the major health concerns associated with wildfires, such as respiratory distress, and their impacts to the public health system. She will also review how her agency partnered with non-profits to counter these concerns by encouraging smoke-readiness and clean air spaces for individuals, schools, and businesses.

Register today to learn how a health department can help expand clean air access during a wildfire.

Smoke-ready Communities During Severe Wildfires

Date: September 25, 2018, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; nonprofits that address climate change and health; medical practitioners; community foundations; disaster response agencies

Presenter

Sarah Coefield, MS, MA, RS, Air Quality Specialist, Missoula City-County Health Department, Montana

About Hot Topics in Practice

Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice.

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