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Webinar: Environmental-Health Warning Systems, the Case of Cold for Quebec

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Wednesday, 07 April 2021, 2:00

Wednesday, April 7, 2021. 2:00 PM. Webinar: Environmental-Health Warning Systems, the Case of Cold for Quebec. Fateh Chebana, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique. Sponsored by NOAA National Weather Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada. More information here.

For several years, the effects of climate and the environment on human health have been increasingly observed in several geographic regions through certain health outcomes (mortality, hospitalization). In a prevention perspective, warning systems are implemented by the public health authorities to intervene during episodes of extreme environmental events. In Quebec, the SUPREME system (Surveillance and Prevention of the Impacts of Extreme Meteorological Events on Public Health System) has been used for a decade. SUPREMME is a source of information that affords regional and departmental interveners in the public health network access, at a single site through a secure portal, to health and meteorological information concerning the health impacts of extreme weather events.

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