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Special Needs and Tornadoes: A Joplin Story

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It’s been almost two years since a devastating tornado ripped through the town of Joplin, Missouri, and the community continues to rebuild.  Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to visit Joplin to learn more about The Independent Living Center -Joplin (TILC), one of seven programs chosen as a promising example of FEMA’s Whole Community Read More >

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Do 1 Thing January: Make a Plan

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By Cate Shockey This blog is part of a series, covering a preparedness topic each month from the Do 1 Thing Program.  Join us this month as we discuss “making a plan.”series, covering a preparedness topic each month from the Do 1 Thing Program.  Join us this month as we discuss “making a plan.” My Read More >

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Grand Rounds: People with Disabilities and Public Health

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By Gloria Krahn (Director, CDC’s Division of Human Development and Disability) On December 18, 2012, CDC hosted a Public Health Grand Rounds promoting opportunities for the best quality of life for individuals with disabilities. You can access the event in the Grand Round archives. The facts: One in six adult Americans live with a disability when defined by a limitation Read More >

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Do 1 Thing in 2013

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New Year’s resolutions have been on our mind at CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.  Through the halls you will hear talk of losing weight, reading more, spending less money… the list goes on and on.  But let’s be honest, resolutions can be hard to keep.  This year, make a resolution you can Read More >

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Public Health Spotlight: Matt McDaniel

MRC Shelby County Dispensing Exercise

By: Diana Yassanye Workers from the county health department calmly walk door to door putting little bags into mailboxes as they move through the quiet suburban neighborhood. In less than two hours, the team has delivered those bags to 1500 mailboxes, nearly 4500 residents.  In each bag is a bottle of antibiotics that provides protection Read More >

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Project Wildfire: A Community Approach to Surviving Wildfires

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  By Kate Lighthall Project Wildfire in Deschutes County, Oregon has been recognized by CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Responses’ (OPHPR) Learning Office and the CDC Foundation as a community effort that reflects and embodies FEMA’s Whole Community approach to emergency management. Although central Oregon experiences other natural and man-made disasters, wildfires are by far Read More >

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