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Smoke-Ready Communities During Severe Wildfires

September 25, 2018. In this one-hour webinar, Sarah Coefield, MS, discusses how the Missoula City-County Health Department supported public health during the 2017 summer wildfire season.

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Vulnerable Populations & Health Disparities

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Sarah Coefield, MS, discusses how the Missoula City-County Health Department supported public health during prolonged smoke events of the 2017 summer wildfire season.

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

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the threats wildfire smoke poses to individuals and public health systems.
  • Identify clean air intervention strategies for communities prone to wildfires and smoke events.
  • Identify potential community and funding partners to address health threats associated with wildfires.

Intended Audiences

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

Slides and Resources

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Vulnerable Populations & Health Disparities

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

NWCPHP trainings are accessed through PH LearnLink. See help.

Presenter

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

Discussion Questions

  1. How can you promote smoke resiliency in your community?
  2. How would you triage access to clean air during a prolonged smoke event in your community?
  3. How can a health department balance their interventions to counteract wildfire smoke with encouraging individual action for creating clean air spaces?

Competencies

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