Creating Healthy Public Policy: Equitable Extreme Heat Planning
August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
BC Healthy Communities is pleased to present Creating Healthy Public Policy: Equitable Extreme Heat Planning. This session, in collaboration with Northern Health Authority and other key decision-makers, looks at the health risks and implications of extreme heat and wildfire smoke, and strategies to mitigate such risks.
The session will also review the components of an extreme heat emergency response plan. Utilizing a health equity and strengths-based approach, the session will explore at examples of innovation in the north to ensure that northern communities can meet the unique needs of all when the next heat emergency occurs.