Wildfires and the Community Health Vulnerability Index
Media Type: Webinar
  • Ana G. Rappold
    Environmental Protection Agency
  • Mary Clare Hano
    Environmental Protection Agency
  • Christina Baghdikian
    Environmental Protection Agency
  • Environmental Protection Agency
Date: May 16, 2018

Cataloging Information

  • air quality
  • asthma
  • CHVI - Community Health-Vulnerability Index
  • health effects
  • health vulnerability
  • public health
  • Smoke Sense
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: October 29, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 56794


Exposure to wildland fire smoke is a community health issue that has gained the attention of public health professionals and organizations, especially in states where fires are becoming more frequent and intense. Emissions from wildland fire smoke has significant health implications for those nearby as well as those living farther downwind of the smoke. US EPA offers a suite of wildland fire resources that can be used by state environmental and public health agencies to help communicate health risks and ways to reduce exposure with the public before, during and after smoke events. This webinar will provide an overview of these resources including the Community Health Vulnerability Index and the Smoke Sense App. The resources can be found on the Agency’s online Smoke Ready Toolbox for Wildland Fires at

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