sábado, 8 de agosto de 2015

Public Health Emergency Weekly Review

Public Health Emergency Weekly Review

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Save the Date! #Prep4Moms Twitter Chat

Join us for a Twitter chat on September 3 from 1:00-2:00 PM ET and learn about ways that pregnant women and new moms can keep themselves and their babies safe before, during and after an emergency.  We plan to answer your questions and discuss a wide range of topics, including specific items for your emergency kit and plan; steps pregnant women and new moms can take to keep your family safe; recognizing and coping with stress, and protecting your baby from contaminated water and other hazards.  Learn more >>

Beat the Heat: Learn the Signs of Heat Stress and Stay Safe

Girl drinking water
Heat related illnesses are dangerous - and preventable.  You can help keep people out of the emergency department by watching for signs of heat stress in yourself, your family, and others around you.  If you see someone exhibiting the signs, help them get the medical attention they need.  Take a few minutes to learn the signs of heat stress, who is most at risk, and how to get help. Learn More >>

Is your Community Feeling the Heat? Check out the HHS emPOWER Map & Start Planning to Keep People Healthy during a Blackout.

Sample GIS map of Texas with weather data overlay and community highlighted
The HHS emPOWER Map, an interactive online tool, was developed to help community health agencies and emergency management officials in disaster preparedness as they plan ahead to meet the emergency needs of community residents who rely on electrically powered medical and assistive equipment to live independently at home. Learn more >>
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BARDA Industry Day 2015

Register today for our annual BARDA Industry Day, which will take place on October 14th - 16th, 2015.  During this event, we'll discuss past accomplishments and future directions; the challenges of dealing with current and emerging infectious diseases; the national medical response infrastructure; opportunities to develop medical countermeasures for both government and commercial markets; and more.  Learn More >>

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HHS partnership advances experimental Ebola drug

One of the nation’s centers dedicated to developing and manufacturing drugs and vaccines for emergencies will produce a novel therapeutic drug to treat Ebola virus disease under a task order issued by HHS. This is the first task order to a Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) and will support the ongoing global public health response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Learn More >>

From the ASPR Blog: Emergency Plans for Everyone: Engaging People with Access and Functional Needs

Is your community including the needs of people with access and functional needs in your emergency plans - and do you have an effective way to learn what those needs are?  The most reliable way to plan for access and functional needs is to ask. Even if you think you know, asking people with disabilities what type of assistance they may need can be eye-opening and reveal crucial gaps in community preparedness.  Learn More >>
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