2016 Heatwave Communications Resource Kit – Impacts on Medications


This resource kit includes a suite of communication resources addressing the potential impacts of heatwaves on medications. They aim to raise community awareness of these impacts and of the key actions that can be taken to prevent them occurring.  Resources include:

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Resources have been developed for three different alert levels:

Stage 1 Alert: General Awareness – seek to raise general community awareness of heatwave / extreme heat impacts and preparedness and would be issued periodically during the lead up to and during summer.

Stage 2 Alert: Heatwave / Extreme Heat Conditions Forecast – for issuing in the days preceding a forecast heatwave / extreme heat event to encourage preparatory action by the target audience.

Stage 3 Alert: Heatwave / Extreme Heat Conditions Occurring – for issuing during a heatwave / extreme heat event to encourage immediate and direct action by the target audience to protect health and safety.


May 2016

Others Involved:

  • Hunter New England Local Health District
  • Central Coast Local Health District
  • Australian Red Cross