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1 Introduction and Overview
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... On June 4–5, 2019, four different entities within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine -- the Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies; the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement; the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity; and the Roundtable on Environmental Health 1
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... For reference, see Figure 1-2 for a map of California counties and major cities. As ­ K ­ enneth Kizer, distinguished professor in the UC Davis School of Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and chair of the planning committee for the workshop, said in his welcoming remarks, a major challenge facing the planning committee was the amount of material that could be presented at the workshop.1 "One of the underlying premises of this workshop is that the nature of the wildfires that we have seen in the last few years is the ‘new normal,' both in the frequency and number 1  The planning committee for the workshop was Kenneth Kizer (Chair)
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... "This beat all of them." Figuring out how to help people in an acute time frame and then helping to deal with the social devastation, health care interruptions, and health care impacts over the long term are both challenges, Lubarsky said. For example, UC Davis had recently partnered with a hospital in Chico to open a chemotherapy infusion center to give people easier access to chemo­ herapy t following the damage done by the Camp Fire to the Adventist Feather River Hospital in Paradise.
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... Chapter 4 examines the wide-ranging health effects of wildfires, including effects on the respiratory system, cardiovascular system, and immune system. Some of these effects are acute and others chronic, pointing to the need to begin research quickly after a wildfire event.
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... These activities are also wide ranging and have long time frames and extensive planning requirements. Yet, they shape the response and recovery actions that take place on short- and medium-term time frames.

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