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What is this site about?

This website provides information about a forum that is taking place September 16, 2015 at the University of Illinois – Chicago. Forum participants will convene to discuss the 1995 Chicago Heat Wave by analyzing the past event and by highlighting related issues affecting Chicago’s future, including the public health risks posed by climate change.

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About the Heat Wave

The 1995 Chicago heat wave was one of the worst natural and public health disasters in the U.S.

From July 12th through July 15h the temperature in Chicago was close to 100 degrees, contributing to over 700 deaths. These deaths didn’t occur at random. Certain communities were significantly more vulnerable than others.

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Are you interested in participating in the “1995 Chicago Heat Wave: Then and Now” forum? Are you seeking avenues for collaboration on related issues?

Do you have a question, comment, or concern about the upcoming forum?

We’d be happy to hear from you.

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Our Sponsors:

The 1995 Chicago Heat Wave forum is generously supported by the Dean's Office, the Global Health Program, and the Environmental and Occupational Heath Sciences Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois - Chicago (UIC). It is also supported by the Illinois Education and Research Center, as well as the BRACE-Illinois Project.

About BRACE:

BRACE-Illinois is a project funded by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) to build the capacity of Illinois' public health system to minimize the public health impact from climate change.

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Contact us:

Elena Grossman, MPH
BRACE-Illinois Project Manager
University of Illinois at Chicago
School of Public Health
2121 W. Taylor Street Rm 559
Chicago, IL 60612
egross5@uic.edu
(312) 996-2085