Denver Health and Climate Vulnerability Index

Denver Health and Climate Vulnerability Index

Extreme heat associated with changing climate conditions is expected to present challenges to human health through impacts such as heat stress. Working with Denver’s Department of Environmental Health, Four Twenty Seven developed a public health and climate vulnerability index and Story Map to illustrate the spatial patterns of vulnerability to extreme heat within the City of Denver. The interactive maps of the city track built environment, demographic, and human health related indicators associated with vulnerability to extreme heat.

The Story Map and vulnerability index will enable the Denver Department of Environmental Health, policymakers, and community groups to determine which communities are most vulnerable to extreme heat, highlight how to reduce risks to vulnerable populations, and facilitate the integration of health and vulnerable populations into climate change priorities.

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