Category: disaster readiness

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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Good Cents: Prep Your Finances for Emergencies

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This post was written in collaboration with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in observance of National Financial Capability Month. Emergencies—especially when multiple occur at the same time—can test your ability to financially respond and recover. For example, getting back to “normal” after a flood during a pandemic takes financial resources that many people may not Read More >

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Creating a Nutritious Emergency Food Supply

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March is National Nutrition Month. There are several things to think about when picking food to include in your emergency food supplies. They include: Shelf life. Shop for nonperishable items Foods that don’t require cooking, water, or special preparation are best. Does your family have food allergies or other special dietary needs? How much do Read More >

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Arizona Creates ASL Glossary of Emergency Management Terms

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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. During an emergency, the Read More >

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3 Ways to Improve Your Food Label Literacy

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Canned goods are an emergency preparedness staple. And for good reason. They are reasonably affordable, require little to no preparation, and have a long shelf life. These characteristics make them a good choice for your emergency food supply. As often as people buy and cook with canned goods, they can find food labels confusing.(1, 2) Read More >

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