Surveillance of Summer Mortality and Preparedness to Reduce the Health Impact of Heat Waves in Italy

Abstract

Since 2004, the Italian Department for Civil Protection and the Ministry of Health have implemented a national program for the prevention of heat-health effects during summer, which to-date includes 34 major cities and 93% of the residents aged 65 years and over. The Italian program represents an important example of an integrated approach to prevent the… (More)
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph7052256

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