Extreme Heat and Health

New Report: Tools for Extreme Heat and Health
of the Nation.

The Biden administration, through the interagency National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS), just launched Heat.gov, a website that serves as a hub for extreme heat and the health of the nation by providing clear, science-based information to understand and reduce the health risks that can be caused by extreme heat.

NIHHIS was created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to bring together all federal programs and agencies that focus on societal heat resilience to improve the federal, state, and local capacity to reduce the health, economic, and infrastructural impacts of the rising temperatures seen in the United States.

Heat.gov presents maps, data, and information from across disciplines that can enable informed decisions by communities and allow planning for heat in the weeks and months ahead. The site features heat information from across federal agencies, heat planning and preparedness guides, as well as interactive tools such as a climate explorer to see projected climate conditions in the U.S. and the CDC’s Heat & Health Tracker. Heat.gov also includes information on NIHHIS programs, events and news articles, heat and health program funding opportunities,
and information to help at-risk communities.

1 thought on “Extreme Heat and Health

  1. Since deaths from extreme cold still exceed deaths from extreme heat, it might be more appropriate to rename this the “National Integrated Extreme Temperature Health Information System” and expand its writ to cover both extremes.

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