This week is NIHHIS Heat Safety Awareness Week, May 15-19, 2023.
Heat is the leading weather-related killer in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness about the risk of extreme heat, and to provide audiences with information about preparedness and actions to take to prevent heat-related illnesses and death.
Please circulate the newly released NJDOH fact sheet, available in English and Spanish, regarding the prevention of heat-related illness. The attached fact sheets can be found in [English] and [Spanish].
This information has been broadcast to: LOCAL Boards of Health; DHSS Staff; NJLINCS and Local Contacts; NJLINCS Community; NJDOH Staff; Public Health Associations; Public Health Council