The Path Forward on Social Determinants of Health: Environment (Heat)
March 25, 2021
Among social determinants of health, the environment – particularly heat – may be the least understood. The past seven years have been the hottest on record. Vulnerable populations have been impacted disproportionately. Decades of racist policies such as redlining have exacerbated the problem, creating higher rates of heat-related disease and death among low-income and minority populations. As temperatures continue to rise, the situation will likely get worse before it gets better. But there is hope. Join us as some of the world’s leading experts in environmental health discuss the impact of heat on health, and how innovative communities are using hyper-local data and AI to implement effective, targeted solutions.
Jeremy Hess; Professor, Global Health, Medicine (Emergency Medicine), Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences – University of Washington | Slides
Dr. Vivek Shandas; Professor, Nohad A. Toulan School or Urban Studies and Planning – Portland State University; Founder and Director – Sustaining Urban Places Research Lab | Slides
Dr. David Hondula; Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation; Associate Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University; Faculty Affiliate, Epidemiology and Data Services, Maricopa County Department of Public Health | Slides