Friday, January 6, 2017

2017. January 6, 2016. Public Health Emergency Weekly Report

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From the ASPR Blog:  Do you know who in your community is most at-risk in a disaster?

When disasters strike, some people have a harder time making it through the disaster or bouncing back.  Does your community-based organization  know who is most at-risk in your community and do you have a plan to help when disaster strikes? Here are six critical challenges that many at-risk populations face in a disaster.  Learn More >>
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Winter Weather Preparedness Basics

Cold weather, ice and snow are coming to many parts of the country this weekend - including some areas that tend to be warm and sunny.  If it has been a while since you've had to worry about cold weather preparedness, take a few minutes to brush up on the basics, get a few supplies, and touch base with friends or neighbors who might need some help.  Learn More >>
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Avoid, Spot and Treat:  Frostbite and Hypothermia

In cold weather, the body starts to loose heat faster than it can be produced, which can lead to frostbite and hypothermia. Remembering some basics can help keep you healthy when temperatures drop.  If you are an older adult, work outside, or have a small child, take extra precautions.  Don't drink alcohol or use illicit drugs.  Learn how to help someone with hypothermia or frostbite.  Learn More >>
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Planning to travel in 2017? Pack to protect yourself from Zika!

The beginning of the year is a great time to plan for travel.  Wherever your travels take you, plan to take care of your health and protect yourself from Zika. Finding out whether or not Zika is an issue at your destination is easy.  If it is, pack a few items to protect yourself and your family and take a few additional precautions to stay safe and healthy.  Learn More >>

PHEMCE Strategy and Implementation Plan

The U.S. faces  a range of serious threats to its national health security from the deliberate use or accidental release of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents, as well as from naturally occurring and emerging infectious diseases. The Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) Strategy and Implementation Plan provides the blueprint for the PHEMCE to enhance national health security through  the development, procurement and planning for effective use of critical medical countermeasures.  Learn More >>

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