Rural Heat Challenges and Interventions

Part II of the Heat Stress Series

Increasing temperatures create challenges for urban and rural communities, as well as for ecosystems. Join us to explore solutions being implemented around the country in the next National Adaptation Forum series, brought to you by EcoAdapt. 

Rural Heat Challenges and Interventions

In rural settings, interventions to extreme heat and heat stress must take into account the added challenges of greater travel distances and other limits to resource access. This session will highlight the North Carolina Division of Public Health’s analysis of heat-related illness in rural communities, and rural-focused heat stress interventions carried out by Sustainable Sandhills in North Carolina, health threats faced by farm workers, and Public Citizen’s potential Federal policy solutions to protect workers from heat.


Autumn Locklear, Climate Health Epidemiologist within the Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology Branch of the North Carolina Division of Public Health

Kia Jones, Air Quality Program Manager at Sustainable Sandhills, North Carolina

Juley Fulcher, Worker Health and Safety Advocate at Public Citizen, Washington D.C. 



Noon March 4, 2021