Illinois experienced devastated flooding in 2017, the 1995 Chicago heatwave killed over 700 people, and Lyme disease cases are rising. Climate change is causing extreme weather events to occur with more frequency and severity and worsening air quality. These environmental changes lead to negative public health impacts and exacerbate many conditions including heat-related illness, respiratory diseases, waterborne diseases, vectorborne diseases, and mental health conditions. This webinar will describe climate science, the health effects from climate change in Illinois, and how public health can help mitigate these health effects.
Presenter – Elena Grossman, MPH - BRACE-Illinois Project Manager