Too Hot to Handle

As heat waves and heat-related deaths rise in the US, the CDC’s climate program is the government’s “only sustained effort” to help cities and states adapt to climate change. But the decade-old program is chronically underfunded and hampered by political interference.
 
While some health departments receiving CDC aid “lead the nation in heat illness prevention,” the majority still lack the resources to fulfill the program’s mission.
 
The Obama administration missed chances to make the program more robust; the Trump administration has angled to end it altogether.
 
The Center for Public Integrity/Columbia Journalism Investigations

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