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Extreme Heat Update: How is California Adapting? 

Success Stories on Building Community Resilience

Was Live Tue, Sep 26 2023

Guest Speakers:

  • Dr. Inés Ruiz-Huston, VP, Special Programs & Civic Engagement, El Concilio
  • Patrizia Hironimus, Executive Director, Butte Environmental Council
  • Dr. Maggie Park, County Public Health Officer, San Joaquin County Public Health Services
  • Susan Henderson, Executive Director, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
  • Braden Kay, Extreme Heat and Community Resilience Program Manager, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

Event Overview

Most of California got a reprieve from extreme heat but experts say it won’t last — extreme heat is here to stay. What works best in terms of building public awareness in underserved, often highly isolated parts of the state about its dangers? What success stories can we share about building resilience in these communities? What challenges lie ahead?

In this third of three ethnic media briefings sponsored by the Office of Community Partnerships & Strategic Communications, we get a statewide update on the heat front, a public health perspective from San Joaquin, and the accomplishments and concerns of four community based organizations working in San Joaquin, Ventura and Butte counties and with people with disabilities.

Presented by Office of Community Partnerships and Strategic Communications and Ethnic Media Services

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