Session 1 Adapting to Climate Challenges: Reports from the American Southwest

Monday, 7 January 2019: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
North 228AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 10th Conference on Environment and Health
David M. Hondula, Arizona State Univ., Urban Climate Research Center, Tempe, AZ and Sheila Steinberg, Arizona State Univ., Urban Climate Research Center, Tempe, AZ

This session will feature public health professionals and collaborators who are on the front lines of addressing climate challenges in Phoenix, Arizona, and the American Southwest. Speakers will provide examples of local and regional initiatives that address short- and long-term health effects associated with extreme events and chronic hazards including heat, drought, flooding, and dust.

8:45 AM
Nature's Cooling Systems: Community Built Heat Action Planning
Melissa Guardaro, Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ; and D. M. Hondula, M. Messerschmidt, and N. Grimm
9:00 AM
Adapting to Climate Extremes in Arizona: Utilizing a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework to Implement and Improve Climate and Health Interventions
Matthew C. Roach, Arizona Department of Health Services, Phoenix, AZ; and D. M. Hondula, H. Brown, E. Barrett, D. Carr, C. Hill, and V. Berisha
9:15 AM
A Path to Building Partnerships for Addressing the Effects of Climate Change on Community Health
Jessica Bell, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Phoenix, AZ; and K. Goodin, V. Berisha, and J. White
9:30 AM
Heatready Phoenix: A Comprehensive Framework for Addressing Extreme Heat
Michael Hammett, City of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ; and D. M. Hondula, P. M. Chakalian, M. Guardaro, M. Hartman, L. C. Kurtz, K. Peters, R. Quay, C. Redman, C. Stotler, K. Waller, and A. Zafaranlou
9:45 AM
Hot Spots for Heat Resilience in Border Cities
Gregg M. Garfin, The Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and S. LeRoy, P. Juarez-Carrillo, J. Vanos, A. Monteblanco, and H. Jones
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