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In Case You Missed It: Favorite Blog Posts of 2022

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Late December is a good time to reflect on the happenings of the past 12 months. The Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR) published 26 posts to the Public Health Matters blog in 2022. The posts explored various topics related to personal and public health preparedness. All were written with the intention of helping readers Read More >

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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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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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#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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Making Emergency Plans Inclusive

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English: Making Emergency Plans Inclusive | Blogs | CDC Junio es el Mes del Orgullo de las Personas Lesbianas, Gais, Bisexuales, Transgénero, Queer e Intersexuales (LGBTQI+). Esta publicación se escribió en colaboración con el National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center. Identificar e involucrarse con las comunidades Las personas LGBTQIA+ representan un porcentaje estimado del 3 % Read More >

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