Winter weather and storms can range from mild to severe, and can include dangerously low temperatures, snow, sleet, and hail, along with strong and blinding winds. These storms can affect wide geographic areas, and may contribute to serious health and safety concerns.
Contribute to "a nation of resilient communities" by educating yourself and others on disaster health topics related to winter weather. NCDMPH has gathered resources to assist health professionals in preparing for winter weather. By providing these resources, the National Center aims to foster resilience through learning. The organization of this content is intended to facilitate self-directed learning as well as provide materials for educators. This is an initial effort and we will continue to add to these resources.
Ideas for educators who are teaching health professionals interested in learning content or activities related to health impacts of winter weather emergencies may be found below.