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February 2021

Patients, Practice, and Policy: Climate Health Through the Lens of Eastern NC

February 3 - February 4

Hurricanes Matthew in 2016, Florence in 2018 and Dorian in 2019 devastated rural and underserved communities in Eastern North Carolina (ENC). As extreme weather events continue to increasingly occur, many ENC communities face significant climate related health risks such as increased emergency department visits related to asthma, injuries, heat-related illness, mental stress and infectious diseases. However, many health professionals serving these communities do not have adequate preparation or training on how to help their communities adapt in the short-term (disaster…

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