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Webinar: Climate Change Health Risks in Rural and Small Canadian Communities

health_canada_logoSee below for information on an upcoming webinar offered by Health Canada: 

Health Canada has been collaborating with researchers and decision-makers across the country to increase and share knowledge about how a changing climate can affect human health. The Department has organised a series of Community Sharing Network Webinars, providing a forum for communities to exchange information about health risks from extreme heat and effective measures to protect health.

Please join us for a webinar on the topic of “Climate Change Health Risks in Rural and Small Canadian Communities“ on:

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM EST

The first presentation will discuss risks to health in urban and rural communities from climate change including extreme heat events and opportunities to mitigate extreme heat-related health impacts.

“Rural-Urban Heat Alert and Response Systems in Canada”
Peter Berry, Climate Change and Health Office, Health Canada

The second presentation will provide an overview of drought-related human health impacts in the context of climate change in Canada.

“Climate Change, Drought and Human Health Impacts in Canada”
Anna Yusa, Environmental Health Program, Health Canada

The third presentation will describe recent and current activities underway in collaboration with Health Canada around wildfire smoke and human health impacts

“Wildfire Smoke and Human Health – Learnings from Manitoba”
Darlene Oshanski & Jennifer Chiarotto, Office of Disaster Management, Manitoba Health
Jeff Eyamie, Environmental Health Program, Health Canada

To register for this webinar, please contact Anna Yusa by email anna.yusa@hc-sc.gc.ca, or by telephone (416) 973-5718. After your registration has been confirmed, you will receive an email with step-by-step directions on how to link to the webinar so that you can watch it on your computer and listen via your telephone.

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