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Webinar: When Every Drop Counts: The Public Health Implications of Drought

  • 08/24/2012
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar

Public health professionals have known for some time about
many of the health impacts of climate change. This year, the U.S.
is dealing with the most extensive and prolonged drought
conditions in more than 50 years. The occurrence of drought-
related health impacts is challenging many communities for the
first time. This webinar will provide information about the
preconditions leading up to the current drought situation,
discuss the significant overarching public health issues related to d
rought, and highlight some of these impacts, focusing on several
American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
  
This is the first in a four-part series
 "Drought: When Every
Drop Counts"
 co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health,
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the
American Public Health Association  
Register today!

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Moderator:

Rear Adm. Scott Deitchman
Associate Director for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency
Response National Center for Environmental Health and the
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
  
Presenters:

Martin Kalis, MA
“When Every Drop Counts: Protecting Public Health During
Drought Conditions…” This presentation demonstrates the need
for guidance on public health and drought and provides an
overview of a comprehensive, public-health-focused document on
drought that NCEH developed in 2010.

George Luber, PhD 
“Climate Change and Drought: Implications for Public Health”
This presentation will focus on characterizing the current U.S.
drought conditions and reviewing the potential health effects
associated with droughts.

Annabelle Allison, BS 
“Drought: Public Health Impacts in American Indian/Alaska
Native Communities” This presentation will discuss impacts of
drought in tribal communities (e.g., changes in subsistence
lifestyle practices such as hunting and gathering; increased
erosion of land leading some Alaska Native Villages to relocate
or consider relocating; and the reduction of natural resources
for cultural and traditional practices).

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