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!
National Infant Immunization Week is from April 20 – 27, focusing on improving the health of children 2 years old or younger. Immunizations can protect infants from 14 preventable diseases, including chickenpox, measles and the flu.
While dogs are busy fulfilling the role of man’s best friend, perhaps they can also help us humans prepare for an emergency.
A new flu virus has recently emerged in China, putting health officials around the world, including those at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on alert. Read more from APHA's Get Ready blog. Photo courtesy CDC/James Gathany
Your clocks need attention this weekend. So do your “stocks.” We’re not talking bonds or dividends — if a disaster strikes your community, you might lose access to food, water or electricity.
Looking for a unique way to express your affection on Valentine’s Day? Try emergency preparedness-themed e-cards from APHA's Get Ready campaign.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act — which if enacted by Congress would strengthen emergency response programs for state, local and public health practitioners. The vote cleared the House by a 383-16 vote.
Preparedness has been an important topic in public health in light of recent disasters, including Hurricane Sandy. Data released Thursday show that the U.S. is not fully equipped to properly respond to health emergencies.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the “superstorm” that ravaged the Northeast last week, and yesterday's nor'easter that whipped snow and wind across the mid-Atlantic, FEMA worked yesterday to mobilize families and communities to help prepare for disasters.
A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evaluates national public health emergency preparedness on a state-by-state level. The data indicate that largely, states are meeting target goals in categories of public health preparedness including public health laboratory testing, emergency operations coordination and emergency public information and warning. According to the...
APHA celebrated Get Ready Day on Tuesday by hosting a blood drive at its headquarters, answering questions and setting up an exhibit at a community supermarket.