Wildfires and the Community Health Vulnerability Index

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May 16 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST


Exposure to wildland fire smoke is a community health issue that has gained the attention of public health professionals and organizations, especially in states where fires are becoming more frequent and intense. Emissions from wildland fire smoke have significant health implications for those nearby as well as those living farther downwind of the smoke. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers a suite of wildland fire resources that can be used by state environmental and public health agencies to help communicate health risks and ways to reduce exposure with the public before, during and after smoke events. Presented by Christina Baghdkian and Mary Clare Hano of EPA’s Office of Research and Development, this webinar will provide an overview of these resources, including the Community Health Vulnerability Index and the Smoke Sense App. These resources can be found on the Agency’s online Smoke Ready Toolbox for Wildland Fires at https://www.epa.gov/air-research/smoke-ready-toolbox-wildfires.

Who should attend?
State environmental and health agencies, tribes, local governments and municipalities, communities and others interested in learning the impacts of wildfire smoke on health.

If you are unable to listen through your computer speakers, please dial: 1-866-299-3188, Access Code: 202-564-6669. Please note telephone lines are muted during the webinar.

Find additional information and webinar recordings at https://www.epa.gov/research/epa-tools-and-resources-webinar-series.

Please contact Lisa Matthews for more information, or Amy Scheuer with registration questions.

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