Most U.S. states need to make some improvements to better protect residents against infectious disease outbreaks and ready their communities for public health disasters, according to new analyses from health groups.
New research from the American Journal of Public Health finds that older adults are at a greater risk when it comes to being prepared for natural disasters. Read on to learn more about the findings and how to help seniors during emergencies.
A first-of-its-kind guide to emergency preparedness was released yesterday in Washington, D.C., measuring our nation’s readiness.
When disaster happens, whether it’s close to home or far away, it can spark many emotions. Learn how you can better cope and respond to the devastation in the Philippines while also preparing for emergency at home.
APHA's staff celebrated Get Ready Day through a community blood drive, food drive and more. Meanwhile, communities nationwide shared the importance of preparedness. Read more to learn about the exciting day's events.
Get Ready Day is right around the corner. How will you get involved to make sure you and your community are prepared for emergencies?
Not quite, said APHA's Georges Benjamin and other public health leaders during a recent Capitol Hill briefing broadcast on C-SPAN.
Local health departments, or LHDs, are the backbone of community health. While their work can be seen at the ground level, scientific innovation has helped improve public health quality among the 2,800 LHDs in the U.S. today.
The unique configuration of the Boston Public Health Commission meant that on April 15, when two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, public health was on the scene and ready to respond. Read more from this story published in The Nation's Health newspaper.
The tornado that swept through the Oklahoma City area on Monday killed at least 24 people and injured 240 more. Today, the National Weather Service said that more severe weather is expected in the U.S. over the next 24 hours, including the possibility of more tornadoes.
Do you love your mother? Well, she deserves more than a $3 Hallmark card. Send her a preparedness e-present instead!