Public Health Matters Blog Posts

Prep Your Health for Earthquakes

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February is Earthquake Awareness Month If people were asked where in the United States do most earthquakes happen, they are likely to answer California. They’d be correct.(1) But earthquakes are a hazard in other parts of the country, too. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates that nearly half of all Americans live in areas with Read More >

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Local CERTs Offer a Way to Get Involved in Your Community

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This student-authored post is published by CPR in partnership with Medill News Service and the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. The views and opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies, or positions of CPR or CDC. When a 10-year-old girl Read More >

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Resolve to Get Ready

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The New Year is the time many of us make resolutions for the coming year. Sometimes resolutions feel too big and long-drawn-out to accomplish. As a result, our motivation to see them through can peter out before the end of the year. This year, instead of making one resolution for the year, make 12 micro-resolutions. Read More >

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In Case You Missed It: Favorite Posts of 2021

Best of 2021

Year’s end is a good time to reflect on the events of the past 12 months. The Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR) published about 30 posts to its Public Health Matters blog in 2021. Most of them include suggestions for how you can prepare for emergencies of all shapes and sizes. In case you Read More >

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Get Involved with Your Neighbors During Hi Neighbor Month

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December is Hi Neighbor Month. Social connections are important to your personal health preparedness. The relationships we build with others are ties that bind during an emergency. One of the more important social connections you can make is with your neighbors. The Importance of Neighbors Neighbors can be an important source of assistance in the Read More >

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Stay Informed of Your Family Health History

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Thanksgiving Day is National Family Health History Day Family health history is a record of the diseases and health conditions in your family. Most people have family history of at least one chronic disease that makes them more likely to get that disease.(1) Staying informed of your family’s health history can help you and your Read More >

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