Public Health Matters Blog Posts

Improve Health Literacy Before an Emergency

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October is Health Literacy Month Getting the right person to deliver the right message at the right time saves lives, but only if the audience can make sense of the message. People need information they can find, understand, and use to make the best decisions for their health every day. The same is true before Read More >

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10 Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist

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September 25 is World Pharmacists Day Pharmacists are a bridge between you and your doctor. Your pharmacist might also be the health professional you see and talk to most often about your health.(1) Pharmacists are trained to help you manage and improve your health every day. Your pharmacist—along with your doctor or nurse—can give you Read More >

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Parents & Teachers: Helping Children Cope with Emergencies

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Public health emergencies affect millions of children worldwide each year. These emergencies include natural and man-made disasters. It is difficult to predict how some children will respond to emergencies or the trauma of losing their homes or being separated from school, family, and friends. These events can cause stress and anxiety in children. Because parents, Read More >

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Water Safety & Emergency Preparedness

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August is National Water Quality Month The United States has one of the safest and most reliable drinking water systems in the world. However, emergencies, such as natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, and droughts) and man-made disasters (e.g., chemical spills), can damage water infrastructure and/or contaminate water supplies. Safe drinking water is essential to the health Read More >

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#PrepYourHealth with Vaccines

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August is National Immunization Month. Over the years, vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Vaccines are important to helping people stay healthy and protected from serious and sometimes deadly diseases. Staying up to date on recommended immunizations can help keep you healthy in response to emergencies, including disease outbreaks Read More >

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Be Prepared to be Away During an Emergency

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July 24 is National Parents Day Emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time, including when you’re not with your children and pets. It’s a scary thought. But you can take steps to protect them when you’re not around to do it yourself. Camp & Childcare Parents On any given weekday during the school year, an Read More >

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