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Master of Public Health (MPH)


Public Health


The purpose of this guidebook is to help community leaders, public health departments, municipalities, and state and local emergency planning agencies prepare for extreme temperature events in Maine. The Environmental and Occupational Health Program at the Maine Center Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed this Extreme Temperature Community Resilience Guidebook using existing best practices and strategies to adapt to the changing climate and to address community needs during extreme temperature events. Because extreme temperature events are becoming more frequent, local leaders must work in collaboration with private and public community partners to prepare and respond to the impact of such public health events. Community partners should use this guidebook to advance health equity by addressing needs experienced by disadvantaged communities and vulnerable populations.


In collaboration with Maine CDC Environmental and Occupational Health Program



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