On July 17, 2015, the FDA released its latest table-top exercise on food-related emergencies, "Mass Mayhem." Learn more.
On July 17, 2015, the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response released a compendium of its emergency management products, services and capabilities in one easy-to-navigate Web site. Learn more.
Huge crowds gather on the National Mall in Washington DC to watch the July 4th Fireworks every year, and this year was no exception. However, this year strong storms that swept across the Washington DC Metro area caused the NPS and the USPP to enact their Safe Haven Plan.
FEMA recently released an interactive disaster data visualization tool. This tool allows users to explore a wide variety of data on disasters dating back to 1953. Learn more.
On June 15th, 2015, ASPR launched the Technical Resources Assistance Center and Information Exchange (TRACIE). TRACIE is a platform to provide access to information, promising practices, and technical assistance to those working in public health or healthcare system preparedness. Learn more about TRACIE.
Our peer-reviewed learning objects cover relevant topics related to pediatric disaster health. Visit our online learning page to explore lessons that discuss topics such as: tracking & reunification of children in disasters; radiation issues in children; and psychosocial impacts of disasters on children. Lessons are accredited with continuing education credits via the Professional Education Services Group, an accredited CME company.
NCDMPH recently received a CDC grant, along with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the State of Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to examine and enhance public health workers' sense of efficacy toward Hurricane Sandy recovery. Further information ...
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Foodborne illness is a preventable public health challenge that causes an estimated 48 million illnesses and 3,000 deaths each year in the United States.
A key to avoiding many foodborne illnesses is hand washing. Wash your hands before and after handling raw meat products, and after changing diapers, going to the bathroom, or touching animals. -- Source:USDA