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Extreme Heat and Aging Exchange: Data for Climate Adaptation Research and Action

March 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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An image of a new york city looking hot with orange skies

Urban populations are aging, and climate change puts older adults at increasing risk from extreme heat. Yet current approaches to understanding and intervening to reduce risk, harm, and cost are imprecise and fragmented. To meet emerging healthcare needs we must understand the individual and local factors that determine how much heat people experience (exposure), how their bodies respond (sensitivity), and timely actions to intervene (adaptive capacity).

Join this workshop to

  • receive an overview of a new applied research Initiative on Aging and Adaptation to Extreme Heat, linking all three Cornell campuses in New York City (Cornell Tech, Weill-Cornell Medicine) and the main Ithaca, NY campus.
  • learn about a new, curated collection of open city, state, and federal data focused on this topic (the Extreme Heat and Aging Exchange)
  • discuss our plans to evolve this catalog into a data and model collaborative providing a forum for stakeholders to share knowledge, and ways to get involved.


March 18
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An interest in evidence-based interventions to address the challenges facing older adults during heatwaves.
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Heat and Aging Exchange
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