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Let’s Talk About Heat Challenge – Informational Webinar by EPA

June 22, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Join us for an informational webinar about the Let’s Talk About Heat Challenge

Do you have innovative and effective messages to communicate the health risks of extreme heat for our most at-risk communities?

Join us for an informational webinar on the Let’s Talk About Heat Challenge, launched by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and co-sponsors, to protect public health by raising awareness of health risks from extreme heat.

During the webinar, you will hear an overview of the challenge and have an opportunity to ask questions. Learn more about the challenge and how to apply by visiting the challenge website: www.epa.gov/innovation/lets-talk-about-heat-challenge

EPA just launched the Let’s Talk About Heat Challenge, a national competition to identify innovative and effective communication strategies that inform people of the risks of extreme heat and offer ways to keep safe during the hottest days. The challenge was developed in support of the National Climate Task Force’s Extreme Heat Interagency Working Group, which is being led by EPA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with support from the White House.

Winning solutions will include identification of and engagement with people known to be most susceptible to extreme heat risks, including but not limited to underserved and overburdened communities. Eligible participants include state, regional, Tribal, and local governments; nonprofits and community-based organizations such as faith-based, environmental, public health, or environmental justice organizations that have developed effective communication strategies; and individuals and groups. This challenge will award a total of $120,000 in prizes for up to 10 of the most innovative communication strategies.