This study aims to provide insights into how local resilience structures in England can be leveraged to deliver a whole-of-society approach to managing a national response to extreme heat events during summer month. The paper proposes two possible ways that LRFs can work in tandem with the public healthcare system to build preparedness;

• First to ensure the health needs of the local community, including vulnerable groups, are well understood and to use that information to tailor messaging and direct individuals towards local resources;

• and second, to aggregate data across regions to create a shared situational awareness and understanding of need in their communities and to allow cross-jurisdictional information sharing and enhanced coordination


Paper from the Journal of Public Health

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