Hot Weather Resources for Professionals and Technical Staff - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Hot Weather Resources
for Professionals and Technical Staff

Planning Resources

  • Minnesota Extreme Heat Toolkit
    The MDH Extreme Heat Toolkit provides information to local governments and public health professionals about preparing for and responding to extreme heat events. Extreme heat events can cause a number of health-related problems, including an increase in deaths (mortality) and nonfatal outcomes (morbidity). Yet, almost all of the negative health outcomes from extreme heat can be prevented by taking appropriate measures to ensure that the public stays cool and hydrated during an extreme heat event.

  • Excessive Heat Events Guidebook
    Designed to help community officials, emergency managers, meteorologists, and others plan for and respond to excessive heat events, the guidebook highlights best practices that have been employed to save lives during excessive heat events in different urban areas and provides a menu of options that officials can use to respond to these events in their communities. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), July 2005)

Health Resources

  • MedLine Plus: Heat Illness
    Health Information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health on extreme heat and heat-related illness; includes links to a variety of other resources including frequently asked questions about extreme heat (also available in Spanish).

  • Management of Heatstroke and Heat Exhaustion
    Glazer, J.L., American Family Physician, Vol. 71, No. 11 (June 1, 2005), 2133 – 2140.
    A technical guide to health care providers on heat illness. Includes clinical presentation, medical treatment, and a table of medication and substances that may contribute to heat-related illnesses.

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Updated Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 11:07AM