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Sep

07

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New Disaster Resources for K-12

Posted by on September 7th, 2016 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Specialized Information Services (SIS) K-12 team compiled a list of resources to teach K-12 students about disasters and disaster preparedness. You’ll find lesson plans, activity sheets, and age-appropriate information on drought, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tornadoes, wildfires, and general disaster recovery and preparedness. For the list of resources, visit the… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Emergency Preparedness, Mental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Public Library

Aug

17

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Flood Safety Tips

Posted by on August 17th, 2016 0 comments

Due to the recent flooding disaster in the southern states these resources may be helpful to review. From the CDC – Flood home page and Flood Safety MedlinePlus topic page with information in multiple languages Floods FEMA home page Louisiana Floods

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General

Jul

18

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Protecting kids from Zika

Posted by on July 18th, 2016 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control has information for parents about Zika, including printable fact sheets and kid-friendly activity books. Zika – Parents: http://bit.ly/2a6stji  

Posted in: Children and Teens, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health

Jul

18

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Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted by on July 18th, 2016 0 comments

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 50,000 people a year visit the emergency department because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, but poisoning can be prevented. Resources to learn more include: Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention (CDC): http://bit.ly/2ab3kql Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (MedlinePlus): http://bit.ly/29QhRWa

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health

Jul

11

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Build Your Own Zika Prevention Kit

Posted by on July 11th, 2016 0 comments

Do you live in or are traveling to an area that has the mosquito that spreads Zika? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has downloadable posters and handouts in multiple languages. The materials provide guidance for pregnant women and for people who want to build a home Zika prevention kit. Download materials: http://bit.ly/29HfJAZ

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

Jul

11

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Updates to FoodKeeper app

Posted by on July 11th, 2016 0 comments

The United States Department of Agriculture has updated its food safety app, FoodKeeper, to include Spanish and Portuguese. In September, the app, which includes storage advice for 400+ foods, will be updated to include food recall alerts and training videos. The app is available via the web, Google Play and iTunes. More information and download… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

Jun

15

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Traumatic events – Preparing, Responding, and Coping

Posted by on June 15th, 2016 0 comments Tags: ,

The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has a number of resources regarding preparing for, responding to, and coping with traumatic events. DIMRC Coping with Disasters, Violence and Traumatic Events, http://1.usa.gov/1Nwmm1n Disaster Lit®  searches Health care tools and information for surge response, http://1.usa.gov/262AwD5 Resources for the professional response workforce on shooting incidents, http://1.usa.gov/1Uzixwl Self-care and coping resources for… Read More »

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

Jun

13

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Help for Emotional Distress following Mass Violence

Posted by on June 13th, 2016 0 comments

People dealing with emotional distress from the Orlando shooting or any other disaster are encouraged to use the Disaster Distress Helpline. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): “Call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 for support and counseling. The Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Mental Health

Jun

13

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Skin Cancer Prevention Resources from CDC

Posted by on June 13th, 2016 0 comments

The Center for Disease Control has numerous shareable skin cancer prevention tools. The Sun Safety Tips for Men page has informational buttons to add to your website. The Skin Cancer Awareness page has infographics, fact sheets, a quiz and posters. Sun Safety Tips for Men: http://1.usa.gov/1tlP1DV Skin Cancer Awareness: http://1.usa.gov/1UpWcoO  

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

Jun

09

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Preparing for heat and extreme heat

Posted by on June 9th, 2016 0 comments

As the temperatures rise, many health organizations are reminding people to take precautions from the heat and sun. In “Using Data to Prepare for the Next Heat Wave,” the CDC shares how public health officials in Minnesota are using data on heat-related illnesses to identify areas that need increased attention. http://1.usa.gov/1YgxDMQ The AgriSafe Network reminds readers of the… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Emergency Preparedness, Public Health, Rural

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