Thursday, August 25, 2011

HHS awards $137 million to states to boost prevention and public health

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today awarded up to $137 million, partly supported by the Affordable Care Act, to states to strengthen the public health infrastructure and provide jobs in core areas of public health. Awarded in nearly every state, the grants enhance state, tribal, local and territorial efforts to provide tobacco cessation services, strengthen public health laboratory and immunization services, prevent healthcare-associated infections, and provide comprehensive substance abuse prevention and treatment.

Everbridge. Message Mapping: How to Communicate During the Six Stages of a Crisis

Do You
Know What You Will Say?
What you will say in the critical first minutes after receiving reports of an active shooter on campus?
How about six hours into the incident?
What will you tell people when your county issues a floodwatch?
Or when the power in your building goes out at 10:00 a.m. on a Monday?

A crisis is like a living organism: it grows, it changes, it evolves over time. Each crisis has a beginning, middle, and end. Just as a crisis isn’t static, what we say, who we tell, and how we reach them varies during every stage of the crisis lifecycle.

High-profile communication blunders have proven beyond question that ineffective communication hampers efforts and often contributes to cascading failures, creating a quagmire. When stress levels are high and time is short, crafting the right message is a Herculean feat.

Foreign Policy Magazine. Food Issue

Welcome to FP's first-ever food issue in which we travel across this hungry planet of ours at a time when skyrocketing prices are dictating politics from the Middle East to Madagascar. The special section, which travels from the yuppies who've appropriated the miracle food of the Incas to a darkened kitchen in Baghdad where women battered by war came together to celebrate life, explores the food wars of the 21st century, debunks the conventional wisdom about hunger and poverty, shows us 10 ways we really are what we eat, and asks leading experts to predict the future of food.

National Journal. Earthquake


As Hurricane Approaches, Quake Raises Emergency Preparedness Questions

Updated: August 24, 2011 | 7:40 p.m.
August 24, 2011 | 1:58 p.m.

NY, PA, NJ, CT Regional Integration Center (RIC). Intern Opportunity

The Regional Integration Center (RIC) is the operational arm of the RCPT, managing and executing the planning goals for the NY/NJ Area. The RIC is located near the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan and acts as a regional hub for the program. The core staff is composed of planners and project managers from multiple disciplines, with additional support and input coming from key emergency management personnel from around the region.
Essential RIC personnel and support:
  • RCP Team Members — Key Emergency Management figures throughout the region who provide knowledge and support and assist in the promotion of planning efforts
  • Program Managers — Oversee managerial functions of the RIC and coordinate key deliverables
  • Plan Advisors — Use their breadth of experience and planning knowledge to provide content to the planners
  • Plan Leads — Use their knowledge and experience to provide guidance to the planners
  • Plan Managers — Core personnel who aggregate and distill knowledge into cogent planning documents

Red Cross Safe & Well program

Safe and Well

After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier.  
Register Yourself as “Safe and Well”
Click on the “List Myself as Safe and Well” button to register yourself on the site.

Search for Loved Ones

Concerned family and friends can search the list of those who have registered themselves as “safe and well” by clicking on the “Search Registrants” button. The results of a successful search will display a loved one’s first name, last name and a brief message.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals
SDGs - Sustainable Development Goals

American Red Cross: Regional Disaster Cycle Services New and Continued Employment Opportunities: 11/21/2019

RC32489 Disaster Program Specialist (St George, UT) (Open) We are currently seeking a Disaster Program Specialist (St George, UT) to...

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Drink Life Beverages ....A Woman Owned Enterprise

Drink Life Beverages ....A Woman Owned Enterprise
Drink for Life. Communities drinking and eating well.


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