Preventing Health Emergencies And Temperature-related Illness and Deaths Act of 2021
To reduce the health risks of heat by establishing the National Integrated Heat Health Information System Program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Integrated Heat Health Information System Interagency Committee to improve extreme heat preparedness, planning, and response, requiring a study, and establishing financial assistance programs to address heat effects, and for other purposes.
Summary of Selected Provisions
- Requires the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish a National Integrated Heat Health Information System Program to “improve the capacity of the United States to plan, prepare for, adapt to, and mitigate health risks of extreme heat across multiple timescales”
- Recommends the program receive $20 million annually to fund relevant research and preparedness activities, including a study on gaps in extreme heat information and response methods
- Directs NOAA to create a community heat resilience program that provides financial assistance to eligible entities
Co-sponsors by Party
09/20/2021Introduced in House