Heat is a health issue of growing importance internationally. Health Canada will leverage Operation Heat Shield results to support the development and revision of new and existing national heat health guidance and inform heat health adaptation at the household, facility, community, and provincial/territorial level.
Health Canada is working with partners, including the World Health Organization, the World Meteorological Organization, the U.S. Health Information Network, to advance knowledge and best practices internationally.
The result of Operation Health Shield will allow Health Canada to contribute valuable information to international collaborations and showcase Canadian scientific leadership.
The knowledge generated by Operation Heat Shield will better equip Health Canada, and its provincial partners and stakeholders, to reduce heat illness and death and to support international efforts to advance heat health science and practice.