Collaborative Planning for Extreme Temperature Response in the City of Boston

The topic of extreme temperatures has taken on new significance in light of ongoing climate, geographic, and built environment research as it relates to current and anticipated impacts on health. This poster provides an overview of how the Boston Public Health Commission’s Office of Public Health Preparedness is working with the City of Boston’s Office of Environment and Office of Emergency Management to lead a new process for how extreme temperatures are planned for and responded to from city agencies, with an emphasis on health outcomes, vulnerable populations, and built environment considerations.