Learning Opportunity: Lessons Learned from the Heat Dome and Climate Change

Live Webinar | June 28, 2022 | 12:00- 1:00 pm PT

During this one-hour webinar, Brendon Haggerty, interim supervisor of Healthy Homes and Communities at the Multnomah County Health Department, will share changes made since the heat dome, highlight transferable lessons, and offer resources for other public health agencies.

Brendon will also discuss climate change as an equity issue and the effect of mass deaths from the heat and COVID-19 pandemic on public health staff. He’ll also provide information on the county’s new interventions, worst case scenario planning, and mitigation practices.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and be able to articulate the magnitude of health impacts from the 2021 Pacific Northwest heat dome.
  • Evaluate strengths and shortcomings of public health preparedness for heat events.
  • Navigate to resources describing best practices in heat response

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