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Check out the Trends in Morbidity and Mortality from Exposure to Excessive Natural Heat in Arizona, 2012 ReportPDF. The report contains the latest information on natural/environmental heat-related deaths and illnesses in Arizona.

The number of people affected by Arizona's extreme heat has risen over the past couple of decades. The need for a program focusing on the effects of heat is evident. The Extreme Weather and Public Health Program was created to build resilience against climate effects. The Program focuses on increasing awareness of healthy responses to excessive heat events, surveillance of climate and health related issues (such as heat-related illness), and the development of effective interventions.

Stay Informed: Sign Up for Heat Alerts!

The Extreme Weather & Public Health Program values your partnership and your time. In an effort to be more efficient, we are changing the system we use to communicate health related information to you. This list will be used for Heat Alerts; it will not replace but will enhance the person to person contact you have come to expect. Registering for this email communication will allow us to keep you up to date on information that supports your efforts to improve the health of all Arizonans.

To add yourself to this list please do the following:

  • Visit the ADHS Communications sign up page
  • Enter your email address and click "Continue"
  • Click the box next to "Heat Alerts"
  • Feel free to choose additional topics you would like to receive info on from ADHS

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