The Use of Cooling Centers to Prevent Heat-Related Illness: Summary of Evidence and Strategies for Implementation


By: U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
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Urban Heat Resilience

This report explores the effectiveness of cooling centers as a strategy to address the effects of extreme heat events. It presents steps and considerations for the implementation of cooling centers, and it discusses the need to understand the potential negative impacts of this strategy, such as contributing to greenhouse gas emissions that, in turn, increase temperatures.