Sun. Oct 2nd, 2022

Miami-Dade County in Florida is a leader in addressing urban heat island effect and extreme heat, which causes more deaths than any other weather-related hazard. At the 2022 Grantmakers in Health conference, a learning tour through Miami — the Dade County Street Response Clinic, local parks, worksites, and public space — focused on the intersections of climate, heat, and health equity from the perspective of community leaders. Catalyst Miami, Florida Clinicians for Climate Action, We Count!, the South Florida Housing Link Collaborative, the Solar and Energy Loan Fund, and the County’s Chief Heat Officer highlighted their work to address extreme heat and displacement due to climate gentrification while sharing about the unique history and culture of the county.

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