June 10 Webinar: Geographical Patterns of Heat Illness in the Rural Southeast U.S.
Thursday, June 10, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Geographical Patterns of Heat Illness in the Rural Southeast U.S. and the Factors that Control Its Incidence
Join VCCA and partners at GCCA and NCCCA in the discussion of heat illness with Dr. Chip Konrad. Dr. Konrad is a Professor of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Director of the NOAA Southeast Regional Climate Center. He is a synoptic and applied climatologist who studies extreme weather and its impacts on society.
In this talk, the nature of heat illness is described across the Southeast U.S. through both the research carried out across urban-rural continuum of North Carolina and the engagement with public health professionals and high school athletic personnel. The geographical patterns of heat illness are unveiled along with the climatic and socioeconomic factors that drive this variation. Lastly, efforts to reduce heat illness in vulnerable populations are delineated.