Minnesota and Wisconsin Tracking Programs
Risk messaging resources for heat vulnerability
New population identified at risk of heat-related illness
A digital communications toolkit has been developed for your use to message about heat-related illness with vulnerable populations – especially the newly-defined, at-risk population of young men, ages 15 to 34.
While children and the elderly are still most at risk, this younger, male population should also be informed in future public health outreach efforts around heat alerts.
Resources below include key message fact sheet, social media content, graphics and newsletter content in the toolkit below.
Minnesota and Wisconsin are similar in geography, populations and population distribution. When both states began to see similarities in emergency department visits, this data analyisis collaboration ensued. Learn more about the data:
Minnesota’s heat resources: https://data.web.health.state.mn.us/web/mndata/heat
Wisconsin’s heat resources: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/climate/heat.htm