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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



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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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Make 2016 the Year of Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Posted by on December 30th, 2015 0 comments

When setting your goals for the year ahead, why not include emergency or disaster preparedness? By tackling the preparation activities over several weeks — whether it’s a trip to the grocery or hardware store, making copies of valuable information, or agreeing on a plan with relatives—you can make be more prepared in 2016. The first… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health



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NLM's Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) Site Redesigned

Posted by on October 9th, 2015 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine’s Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) site has been redesigned.  REMM now includes a more modern banner, a refreshed color palette and font style, and a new navigation system.

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, News from NLM, Technology



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September 30 is National PrepareAthon Day

Posted by on September 24th, 2015 0 comments

National Preparedness Month culminates with  National PrepareAthon! Day on September 30. Participate in your community’s disaster planning during the PrepareAthon! by taking action, being counted and spreading the word about preparedness. Take Action: Learn about hazards like earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and winter storms. You can download free, hazard-specific resources designed to help you… Read More »

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