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Public Health Impacts of Wildfire Smoke

Feb 27, 2023 |

SPPH faculty Michael Brauer is one of the panelists for a two-part virtual discussion focused on the public health impacts of wildfire smoke. The first part premiered on February 22nd and the second part premieres on March 8th. Recognizing how critical public health is to the wildfire conversation, the program is hosted by the World Forestry Center, as they endeavour to champion sustainable forestry.

The first part of the virtual conversation brings together esteemed researchers for a discussion on the known health impacts of wildfire smoke, who is most at risk, and what future research is needed to examine the full cost of wildfire smoke on public health. Meet the panelists here.

“World Forestry Center wanted to host this program because we see public health as one of the most critical and timely issues in the wildfire conversation,” – Tim Hecox, World Forestry Center’s Director of Experience

Building on the conversations from the first part of the program, part two, brings together city, state, and federal agency staff, a farmworker labor advocate, and a bio-social research scientist to bring forward actionable steps that the public health sector can take to support vulnerable communities exposed to wildfire smoke. Meet the panelists here.

“This discussion builds on what we heard in part one and focuses on successful strategies for building community resilience to wildfire smoke.” – Tim Hecox, World Forestry Center’s Director of Experience

Watch the full video of the virtual discussion (part one) and find out more about World Forestry Center’s programs here.