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Apr

06

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Tornado Safety

Posted by on April 6th, 2016 0 comments

Due to severe weather conditions that has occurred in the past few months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has featured a recommend guide in case of a tornado. The guide includes how to be prepared, how to stay aware of weather conditions and suggestions for shelter. For more information, please visit: http://1.usa.gov/1RClAGu… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

Apr

04

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Keep up to date with Zika

Posted by on April 4th, 2016 0 comments

Information available about Zika Virus transmission, prevention and treatment is changing rapidly. To keep up to date, go to the Centers for Disease Control’s Zika site. On the bottom of the main page, you can sign up for email updates. Zika Virus (CDC): http://www.cdc.gov/zika/

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, Public Health

Mar

07

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Webinar March 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm ET: Zika Virus Response and Information Resources

Posted by on March 7th, 2016 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is offering a webinar on “Zika Virus Response and Information Resources.” From DIMRC: WHEN:  Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  The Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

Feb

25

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Webinar – Listening Before We Speak: Understanding Our Audience in Times of Disaster #SomosSocial

Posted by on February 25th, 2016 0 comments

Listening Before We Speak: Understanding Our Audience in Times of Disaster #SomosSocial Adapted from DigitalGov March 2, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET For more information and to register for the webinar, visit http://1.usa.gov/20XiZaY Who is the audience? What is the social conversation? Those are the most common questions that tools like social listening can… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Public Health

Feb

05

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National Library of Medicine Resource Guides on Recent Public Health Incidents

Posted by on February 5th, 2016 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently developed resource lists for three public health emergencies affecting both local and global communities. An incident Web page was created to gather resources on the emerging health issues arising from the Zika Virus. Two PDF documents on recent chemical incidents have been updated. Please share these resources freely…. Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, Public Health, Regional Information

Jan

25

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National Weather Service Winter Safety

Posted by on January 25th, 2016 0 comments

This page is designed to teach you how to stay safe in a winter storm or in abnormally cold weather for your area. If you know what to do before, during, and after a winter event, you can increase your chances of survival. On this site, you will find information on winter alerts, science and… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness

Jan

22

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Information and News: Lead in Flint, Michigan Water System

Posted by on January 22nd, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

Several Michigan, local, and federal agencies are responding to the presence of lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan.  The National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services Division (NLM SIS) provides information on the medical and public health aspects of chemical incidents for health professionals, policy makers, and volunteers who may be responding to… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Regional Information

Jan

20

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Avoid frostbite and hypothermia

Posted by on January 20th, 2016 0 comments

As many areas of the United States are experiencing cold weather this week, it’s important to take steps to prevent frostbite and hypothermia. Learn about risk factors and symptoms at MedlinePlus. Frostbite (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1Jinc6G Hypothermia (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1RT8Hcx

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness

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