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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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#PrepareSuSalud con Vacunas

Fuente/English Source: https://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2022/08/immunization-month/ Publicado el 16 de agosto del 2022 por el administrador del blog Agosto es el Mes Nacional de Concientización sobre la Vacunación A lo largo del tiempo, las vacunas han prevenido cantidades incontables de casos de enfermedades y han salvado millones de vidas. Las vacunas son importantes para ayudar a las personas 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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3 Uses for ZIP Codes to Stay Informed

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July 1 is U.S. ZIP Code Day. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS)—then called the U.S. Post Office Department—introduced the Zone Improvement Plan (ZIP) code in 1963. USPS’ purpose was to facilitate the automatic sorting of mail and reduce the number of steps a piece of mail would go through to reach a recipient.(1) Since then, 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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