Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Rural Interventions
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Rural Interventions

The Heat Policy Innovation Hub is addressing the critical gap in attention toward how extreme heat affects individuals and communities in rural areas.

While the impacts of extreme heat are often framed for an urban context, rural regions, particularly in the Southern United States, experience higher rates of heat-related illnesses.

Rural communities face unique challenges when it comes to extreme heat:

The Heat Policy Innovation Hub is advancing research, engagement with faith-based and civic organizations, policy innovation, and meaningful partnerships to protect the health and enhance the resilience of these often overlooked, vulnerable communities.

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