Climate change is directly affecting the health and well-being of communities. The extremely warm temperatures of the June 2021 heat dome in the Pacific Northwest presented a challenge for public health agencies and underscored the need to increase resilience to climate-related hazards.
The June session of Hot Topics in Practice will share lessons learned from the heat dome and climate change by the Multnomah County Health Department in Portland, Oregon.
Brendon Haggerty, MURP
Interim Healthy Homes and Communities Supervisor
Multnomah County Health Department
These monthly Web-conferencing events, sponsored by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, provide an authoritative hour-long forum for discussing topics that are important to the public health practice community and the tribal health units in the six Northwest states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.