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Informing heat health decisions

A heat health forecast tool aims to help communities better prepare for and respond to extreme heat events.

The CCHHG, led by NOAA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with input from the National Institutes of Health and other agencies, developed a Climate and Health Monitor and Outlook Heat Forecast Product for the continental United States based on NOAA seasonal forecasts. The heat health forecast tool displays the rate of heat-related illness by region for a given week and is designed to help communities better prepare for and respond to extreme heat events. CDC is incorporating the forecast tool into its Environmental Health Tracking Portal.