Implications of the California Wildfires for Health, Communities, and Preparedness – June 4 and 5 Workshop

Simultaneous large fires, like California's Camp and Woolsey Fires, are becoming more common throughout the continental United States, and even after they are contained, the destruction in communities lingers long after. Damage from the 2017 California wildfire season was estimated at nearly $180 billion – surpassing the state’s total budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. 

A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop on June 4 and 5 will examine how communities should reimagine wildfire preparedness and response in an era of climate change.

Speakers from county health departments, academia, and government agencies will discuss response considerations including the long-term environmental effects of wildfires, the prevalence of disaster-related trauma, and the impact on vulnerable populations – including communities of color, agricultural workers, and the socio-economically disadvantaged.

Details:
June 4 and 5
Betty Irene Moore Hall
University of California Davis School of Nursing
2450 48th St., #2600, Room 1000
Sacramento, Calif.
Agenda | Webcast

Reporters who wish to attend in person or via webcast should register in advance:
202-334-2138
news@nas.edu

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