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Climate and Health Outlook – November 2022 to January 2023

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Climate Change and Health Equity
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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. This Climate and Health Outlook provides, issued in October 2022, prospective forecasts for November 2022–January 2023, as well as a retrospective look at how heat and drought affected the U.S. in the summer of 2022. An associated web page includes additional resources and information.

Several partners provided invaluable information, expertise, and data for this outlook, including the Administration for Children and Families; 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 Climate Prediction Center, 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; the California Air Resources Board; and the San Mateo County Health Department.

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The November 2022–January 2023 Climate and Health Outlook was issued in October 2022.