SUS1507: Protecting Vulnerable Populations from Heat-Related Illnesses During Extreme Heat Events

Extreme Heat Events (EHE) result in needless heat- related illnesses and deaths. The general public can seek respite, but vulnerable confined populations, such as those in prisons and jails, don't have that freedom. This presentation addresses the components of the ""heat index,"" temperature and humidity, in confined spaces and the impact they can have in a court of law, especially when these localized measurements are taken into account with climate data. Explore the role EH professionals have in protecting the health of the institutionalized population during extreme heat events.