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Update: Opioid Public Health Emergency

Posted by on October 24th, 2018

On October 18, HHS Secretary Alex Azar signed a renewal of determination that a public health emergency exists as a result of the continued consequences of the opioid crisis. For additional information about the public health emergency, visit the following resources: Opioid Epidemic: Collecting Now for Future Research in Circulating Now, by Susan L. Speaker… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools, Social networking

Sep

27

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NLM Disaster Information Specialist Webinar on October 18: Sharing and Management of Disaster-Related Data!

Posted by on September 27th, 2018

The next NLM Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar will be held Thursday, October 18, at 10:30 am PDT. It is open to anyone wishing to attend. Some of you may remember speaker Lisa Federer from her UCLA days! TOPIC: Sharing and Management of Disaster-Related Data Managing and sharing data have become important issues in the… Read More »

Posted in: Data, Emergency Preparedness and Response, NLM Resources, Public Health

Sep

17

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National Preparedness Month Weekly Theme: Check Your Insurance Coverage!

Posted by on September 17th, 2018

This week’s theme for National Preparedness Month is Check Your Coverage. Make sure your library or agency is covered in the event of a disaster. Power outages, floods, fires, etc., can damage your physical space and disrupt service to your patrons and clients. Do you have backup plans for your staff and your library if a… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education & Training, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Events, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

Sep

10

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National Preparedness Month Weekly Theme: Learn Life-Saving Skills

Posted by on September 10th, 2018

This week’s theme for National Preparedness Month is Learn Life-Saving Skills. The first person on the scene is the first responder, even if they are not a professional. There are several ways to learn basic lifesaving skills: First Aid Training (American Red Cross) You are the Help Until the Help Arrives (Federal Emergency Management Agency… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

Sep

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National Preparedness Month Weekly Theme: Make and Practice Your Plan!

Posted by on September 4th, 2018

The first weekly theme provided by NLM’s Disaster Information Management Research Center for this National Preparedness Month is Make and Practice Your Plan. Ready.gov provides tips for putting together your family/household plan. Don’t forget to plan for your pets, property, and critical documents. Commuters should also have a plan in case a disaster occurs while… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Education & Training, Emergency Preparedness and Response, NLM Resources, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools

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