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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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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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