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Preparing Health Departments for Climate Change


  • UIC is the only School of Public Health funded by CDC to implement the CDC’s Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework for the State’s Department of Public Health

  • Dr. Sam Dorevitch and a team of UIC students and faculty use data from the Illinois Department of Public Health to identify connections between weather, climate, and health conditions, such as heat stroke, West Nile Virus infection, and consequences of flooding in the BRACE-Illinois project.

  • Together they have developed educational videos for the public health emergency preparedness  workforce about climate change and health

  • EOHS students working on this project meet with health department personnel, develop educational materials about climate change and health,  conduct data analysis, study vulnerability of communities to extreme weather, and present their findings at conferences

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