Climate and Health Outlook – August 2022
Produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE), the Climate and Health Outlook is an effort to inform health professionals and the public on how our health may be affected in the coming month(s) by climate events and provide resources to take proactive action. The August 2022 edition explores the climate-related health hazards of wildfire, drought, extreme heat, and hurricanes. An associated web page includes additional resources and information.
Several partners provided invaluable information, expertise, and data for this outlook, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health; Department of Agriculture; Environmental Protection Agency; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Centers for Environmental Information, National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center, National Integrated Drought Information System, and National Integrated Heat Health Information System; National Interagency Fire Center; Bureau of Land Management; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; United States Geological Survey; and the California Air Resources Board.