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Climate change response and recovery
Image courtesy of Children's Health, Dallas
This series explores the impacts of climate change and climate events on health care facilities, and the planning, preparedness and response efforts of health care organizations.
The effects of climate change, including natural disasters, are a public health issue of which many vulnerable communities bear the brunt
Effective planning and preparation are essential to ensure that extreme heat doesn’t bring operations to a standstill
Dealing with extreme cold weather has become a greater issue for hospitals in recent years
Hospitals strategize to protect their operations from the severe impacts of dry conditions and water restrictions
As hurricanes continue to intensify, health care facilities must prepare for the worst by streamlining best practices for decision-making
The immediate and long-term impacts of destructive wildfires extend beyond a health care facility’s walls into the community and beyond
A devastating storm over two decades ago changed the course of flood preparedness and response in health care facilities
Past experience offers important insight into how hospitals can shore up facilities to stand against catastrophic adverse weather events