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Arizona Telemedicine Program webinar | 2023 Arizona Center for Rural Health spring webinar series

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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The Arizona Telemedicine Program, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center and the University of Arizona Center for Rural Health invite you to join a free, one-hour webinar as part of the 2023 Arizona Center for Rural Health Spring Webinar Series. This webinar series is focused on providing technical assistance to rural stakeholders to disseminate research findings, policy updates, best-practices and other rural health issues to statewide rural partners and stakeholders throughout the state.

Stories of extreme heat

Topics for this webinar:

  • Understand the causes of extreme heat and the impacts
  • Be aware of attitudes and perceptions of heat risk
  • Demonstrate the mitigation and adaption solutions currently being developed and used, especially in urban areas

For more information contact Mariah Erhart: • 520-626-2243

This webinar is made possible through funding provided by Health Resources and Services Administration, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (U1U42527). Arizona State Office of Rural Health is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Grant number H95RH00102-25-00. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, DHHS or the U.S. Government.

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Melissa Guardaro, PhD, MBA
Assistant Research Professor
Arizona State University

Dr. Guardaro is an assistant research professor in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation at Arizona State University and works for the Healthy Urban Environments Initiative and Knowledge Exchange for Resilience. Her research focuses on adaptation, equity, vulnerability, urban policy and governance for the mitigation and adaptation to extreme heat and urban heat island effects. She is currently co-leading the Arizona Heat Resilience Workgroup. Dr. Guardaro leads the Arizona Cooling Center working group, whose mission is to use data to inform cooling center strategies and to promote collaboration across the public, private and non-profit sectors. She is working to create neighborhood heat solutions that improve thermal comfort and public health outcomes with the cities of Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa through the development of resilience hubs and hyper-local climate plans. 

To request any disability-related accommodations for this event please contact the event coordinator at least three business days prior to the event.
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Thursday, April 20, 2023 - 12:00pm
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Melanie Esher, MAdm
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Arizona Telemedicine Program/Southwest Telehealth Resource Center