Supreme: An Integrated Heat Health Warning System For Quebec

Organization: Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec (INSPQ), the Ministry of Public Security (Québec), andEnvironment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC)

Year: 2018

Published in:

WHO/WMO. (2018) Climate Services forHealth: Improving public health decision-making in a new climate. Eds.J.Shumake-Guillemot and L.Fernandez-Montoya. Geneva.

The SUPREME system, developed by the INSPQ in 2010 together with a users committee, provides access to indicators that relate exposure to hazards (temperatures, urban heat islands, etc.), socioeconomic characteristics of neighbourhoods (population density, deprivation index, etc.), health problems (deaths, emergency room admissions, etc.), and follow-up during and after an intervention by field teams. Post-event reports are produced regionally and aggregated annually.