Dragon*Con 2012 – From a Noob Perspective
By Kara Stephens When I offered to coordinate CDC/PHPR’s participation at this year’s Dragon*Con, I truly did not grasp how big of an event it is. Dragon*Con is considered the largest pop culture convention in the universe – and while trying to navigate through the crowd of roughly fifty two thousand sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, and Read More >Posted on by 2 Comments
Zombie Nation: Move over Dorothy, Zombies are Taking Over
By Devan Tucking-Strickler, Kansas Division of Emergency Management When people hear “Kansas,” many think of a yellow brick road, ruby slippers, and a cute little dog named Toto. I’ve never met anyone that heard “Kansas” and thought of zombies… until a year ago. That’s when we started the “Prepare for the Unexpected” campaign. Who would Read More >Posted on by 18 Comments
Zombie Nation: Teaching Preparedness through a Zombie Outbreak
By Carol Okupniak, RN, MSN, BC, Drexel University College of Nursing & Health Professions CDC’s Zombie Preparedness Campaign was the catalyst that inspired Drexel University’s College of Nursing & Health Professions, Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice, to prepare medical professionals for ANY disaster by creating a Zombie Apocalypse in our own lab. Read More >Posted on by 1 Comment
Zombie Nation: A Degree in…Zombies?
By Glenn R. Stutzky Glenn Stutzky is a clinical instructor of social work at Michigan State University. He recently made headlines for his unusual course syllabus, which, you guessed it, included Zombies! We asked Glenn to share his story and are looking forward to hearing his students feedback at the end of the semester. Read More >Posted on by 1 Comment
Zombie Nation: Making Zombies a Halloween Tradition
By Sandy Mackey, Zombie Expert, Delaware County EMA I have never in my life come face to face with a real live zombie, or would that be a real dead zombie? Either way, last Halloween I got my chance when the Delaware County, Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management hosted a “Zombie Exercise” to Read More >Posted on by 1 Comment
WARNING: zombies included!
This time last year we posted Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse. The blog post that took CDC from nerdy scientists to hip pop culture icons (at least that’s how we like to think of it). We’ve been amazed at all the zombie fans out there and thrilled with all the opportunities we’ve had this year to Read More >Posted on by 3 Comments