National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) National Meeting

NIHHIS National Meeting | April 26-28, 2022


The NIHHIS National Meeting is designed to bring together multiple collaborators (federal agencies, state and local government, private and public partners, community leaders) to

  • Learn about heat and health activities and leverage opportunities, and resources
  • Expand and strengthen partnerships and networks
  • Foster a shared vision and path forward for equitable, heat resilient communities

Sessions for the meeting included:

  • What is the nature of the heat health problem?
  • Community Perspectives: Roundtable discussion with state and local partners to understand current priorities and challenges in heat resilience planning
  • Heat legislation discussion with Senator Edward Markey
  • Heat Action Plans for the 21st Century – Preparing for Heat Waves in a Changed Climate
  • How can we better prepare for and manage the cascading impacts of heat?
  • How can we better communicate the heat risk?
  • How can we provide heat-safe housing for all from an “on the ground” perspective?
  • Urban heat islands training session
  • How do we keep our workers safe from heat?
  • How do we recreate and engage in athletics safely outdoors?

 Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director
  • Richard Spinrad, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator
  • Senator Edward Markey (D-MA)
  • David Hayes, Special Assistant to the President for Climate Policy
  • Victoria Salinas, Associate Assistant for Resilience, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Douglas L. Parker, Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Meeting Information

April 26
National Heat Health Crisis:Defining the Problem
April 27
National Heat Health Crisis:Building Equitable Community Resilience
April 28
National Heat Health Crisis:Building Equitable Humany Resilience

For more information on the NIHHIS National Meeting, please visit: NIHHIS National Meeting.