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DBHIDS Launches New Heat-Safety e-Learning Course

Heat Safety CourseHeat-related illnesses (HRI) are the leading cause of extreme-weather deaths in the United States. In fact, HRI causes more deaths than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods … combined! On average, 675 deaths from extreme heat events occur each year in the United States.

With the summer months on the horizon, DBHIDS is preparing for the extreme heat that is associated with them. You can prepare for the summer heat by taking the new heat safety e-learning course, Heat Safety: Recognizing, Preventing, and Treating Heat-Related Illnesses, which can be found on DBHIDS.org.

Homeless Safety a Heightened Issue During Summer Months

By David T. Jones
Acting Commissioner,
DBHIDS

Summer is here –- at last -– and for many people, thoughts turn to fun family getaways, sitting out by the pool or on the beach and sweet treats like ice cream or water ice to cool us down. But for people who are living on the street, these options of summer escapes aren’t so readily accessible.

Hundreds of people experience periods of street homelessness in Philadelphia, using street corners, transit hubs and parks as shelter. Heavily-traveled areas, particularly in and around Center City, reveal the faces of this sad reality. And while being homeless can be devastating enough for an individual, the problem is only compounded for those who are also living with an untreated mental illness, addiction, or both.

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Heat Safety

Heat Safety

DBHIDS Launches New Heat-Safety e-Learning Course

Heat Safety CourseHeat-related illnesses (HRI) are the leading cause of extreme-weather deaths in the United States. In fact, HRI causes more deaths than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods … combined! On average, 675 deaths from extreme heat events occur each year in the United States.

With the summer months on the horizon, DBHIDS is preparing for the extreme heat that is associated with them. You can prepare for the summer heat by taking the new heat safety e-learning course, Heat Safety: Recognizing, Preventing, and Treating Heat-Related Illnesses, which can be found on DBHIDS.org.

Homeless Safety a Heightened Issue During Summer Months

By David T. Jones
Acting Commissioner,
DBHIDS

Summer is here –- at last -– and for many people, thoughts turn to fun family getaways, sitting out by the pool or on the beach and sweet treats like ice cream or water ice to cool us down. But for people who are living on the street, these options of summer escapes aren’t so readily accessible.

Hundreds of people experience periods of street homelessness in Philadelphia, using street corners, transit hubs and parks as shelter. Heavily-traveled areas, particularly in and around Center City, reveal the faces of this sad reality. And while being homeless can be devastating enough for an individual, the problem is only compounded for those who are also living with an untreated mental illness, addiction, or both.

Read more