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.
Check out the latest public health news for Wednesday, September 18, 2013.
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.
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!
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.
Have questions about this year's flu seaon? Dr. Michael Jhung, a CDC flu expert covers it all from tracking to treatment, in our recent interview with him.