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.
- 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.
Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; nonprofits that address climate change and health; medical practitioners; community foundations; disaster response agencies
Sarah Coefield, MS, MA, RS, Air Quality Specialist, Missoula City-County Health Department
- How can you promote smoke resiliency in your community?
- How would you triage access to clean air during a prolonged smoke event in your community?
- How can a health department balance their interventions to counteract wildfire smoke with encouraging individual action for creating clean air spaces?
Slides and Resources
- Slides | Slide handout (3 slides per page)
- EPA Smoke-Ready Toolbox
- California Air Resources Board
- EPA Guide to Air Cleaners in the Home