Themed Joint Session 5 Partnerships to Enhance Public Health Communications by Broadcast Meteorologists

Tuesday, 9 January 2018: 1:30 PM-3:45 PM
Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Ninth Conference on Environment and Health; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Wendy Marie Thomas, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD and Kristie L. Ebi, Univ. of Washington, School of Public Health, Seattle, WA

This session will focus on increasing the effectiveness of communications to broadcast media about the health impacts of weather and climate events, including understanding which messages are more effective. New research will be highlighted that supports broadcast media efforts to communicate the individual and community impacts of climate-related events, to help people understand who is being affected and the actions that can be taken to reduce exposure to these events and to increase resilience when exposure occurs.

2:00 PM
2:15 PM
The Role of GLISA in Communicating Climate Change and Health Impacts in the Great Lakes Region
Omar C. Gates, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and J. L. Jorns, W. Baule, and L. Briley
2:30 PM

2:45 PM
3:00 PM
The 2015−16 El Nino Event and Health Impacts in the Southwest Pacific: An Update
Glenn Russell McGregor, Univ. of Durham, Durham, UK; and C. Caiado, I. Bovolo, O. Jackson, and J. E. Bustamante-Fernandez
3:15 PM
The Psychology of Meteorologists: Autistic Traits and Mental Health
Matthew J. Bolton, Saint Leo Univ., Saint Leo, FL; and D. M. Greenberg, L. K. Ault, and S. Baron-Cohen
3:30 PM

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