Have you ever considered what you would do if you were out and about and severe weather struck? Where would you find shelter? Would it be safe to try to go home?
Sharing our stories on preparing for and responding to public health events
July 15th, 2014 10:18 am ET - Blog Administrator
June 19th, 2014 9:38 am ET - Blog Administrator
In May 2013, deadly tornadoes swept Moore, Oklahoma, destroying homes and the very foundation of community that families had come to know. At the heart of the destruction were children, whose schools, parks, and child care facilities were damaged beyond recognition, and in some cases, blown away along with children’s sense of routine and normalcy.
Save the Children has spent the year in Moore, facilitating child care reconstruction and emotional recovery for children and caregivers long after the media cameras left. But as the one-year anniversary approached, the organization teamed up with local child care providers and PTA’s to raise the spirits of the kids who bravely endured the tragedy.
June 10th, 2014 1:43 pm ET - Blog Administrator
Gol! That’s Portuguese for goal, and it’s a word you’ll be hearing more often starting Thursday, June 12th, when the FIFA World Cup begins in Brazil. The competition, which will take place in 12 cities across Brazil, will last for a month and bring together 32 teams from around the world to compete for the title (and bragging rights for the next 4 years).
The World Cup is similar to the Olympics in regard to travel unknowns. If you make the trip, you’ll be traveling to a foreign country where you might not be familiar with the language and have to deal with spread-out venues and large crowds. Although the spread of communicable diseases like flu are higher during events like this, the truth is that motor vehicle crashes are the number 1 killer of healthy U.S. citizens in foreign countries. Below are some last-minute tips and suggestions for having a safe World Cup.
May 21st, 2014 12:11 pm ET - Blog Administrator
When the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) in Virginia put out a call for volunteers to help conduct a tuberculosis (TB) contact investigation, Rosalia Parada, a long time Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteer, jumped at the chance to serve her community. The investigation was sparked when news of three students from Robert E. Lee High School acquired TB around the same time.
May 16th, 2014 10:04 pm ET - Blog Administrator
You’re flipping through the channels on your car radio and you hear the tail end of story about something called MERS. You think you’ve heard the phrase before – it’s got something to do with the Middle East, right? You’re correct – but there is more you need to know.
May 14th, 2014 10:02 am ET - Blog Administrator
“In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.” – Mark Twain
While spring officially sprung in late March, it’s only been in the last few weeks that we’ve seen the characteristically unpredictable weather that ushers in the fun-in-the-sun summer.
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