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May

12

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Resources Focusing on the Opioid Epidemic

Posted by on May 12th, 2017 0 comments

The following is news from the NIH/NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have declared opioid abuse an epidemic, calling it a serious public health issue. Two states, Florida and Maryland, have recently declared states of emergency in response to the opioid crisis. NIH MedlinePlus magazine has an… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Health Literacy/Consumer Health, News from NLM, Public Health

Dec

06

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Updated Online CE’s Now Available for the Disaster Information Specialization

Posted by on December 6th, 2016 0 comments

From the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC): Do you have some down time as 2016 comes to a close? Or maybe you made a resolution way back in January that you would learn something new this year?  We have a suggestion for how to end 2016 with a flourish! The NLM Basic Level Courses… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, News from NLM, Training & Education

Mar

03

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Getting Back to Normal: A Virtual Tabletop Exercise in Disaster Preparation (March 17)

Posted by on March 3rd, 2016 0 comments

On March 17 at 10:00am -11:30am PST, the NN/LM PNR will host a virtual tabletop exercise that will feature a scenario based on a major disaster. The disaster will impact the entire Northwest, disrupting the normal state of being in your community. Which disaster will strike? Attend the virtual tabletop exercise to find out!

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Training & Education

Feb

08

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Wildfire Crisis in Washington State Highlights the Need for Emergency Communications with Immigrant and Refugee Communities

Posted by on February 8th, 2016 0 comments

The Washington State Coalition for Language Access (WASCLA), which works to promote collaborations to ensure language access for Limited English Proficient individuals in Washington State, received a PNR Professional Development Award. The purpose of the award was to support a presentation stressing the importance of language in emergency communications, such as wildfires, at the 2015… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, News From NN/LM PNR

Jan

28

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Resource Guides on Recent Public Health Incidents

Posted by on January 28th, 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.  Links to these lists are… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, News from NLM, Public Health

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