Director of Public Health Preparedness University of Nebraska Medical Center
Over the last century, droughts have caused more deaths internationally than any other weather- or climate-related disaster. By understanding linkages between droughts and human health, we can properly prepare our public health agencies and organizations for these health hazards, which, in turn, can reduce negative outcomes and save lives. This session will use the lessons learned from the national and regional workshops to provide attendees with strategies for engaging public health, healthcare, and emergency management partners in climate preparedness planning. By educating attendees on the relationship between drought and health, they will be better prepared to work with stakeholders in their own regions and communities.