CSAC Bulletin Article

Extreme Heat Resources: State Updates Health Guidance

June 6, 2024

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released updated resources and recommendations for local health jurisdictions and other community-based service providers to help protect communities from heat-related health impacts. The guidance updates original recommendations that were released September 8, 2022. Updated information includes:

The CDPH guidance provides additional or supplemental information, but does not replace local extreme heat plans. If a local health department or other local jurisdiction has an existing heat emergency, adverse weather, or emergency action plan in place, the existing local plan should be consulted first.

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