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CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: What's New
CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: What''s New
  • Health Alert Network (HAN) No. 410 - Outbreak of Life-threatening Coagulopathy Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoids Use
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing information on: 1) the current status of a multistate outbreak of coagulopathy from exposure to synthetic cannabinoid products containing a vitamin K-dependent antagonist agent, such as brodifacoum; 2) signs and symptoms of presenting patients from this outbreak and which patients are at risk; 3) laboratory testing options that are available to help identify and classify cases; 4) available resources that may help clinicians make decisions; and 5) to whom to report possible cases.

  • EPIC Insider - May 17, 2018: Family Communication Plans
    Family Communication Plans

  • CDC Emergency Partners is now EPIC!
    CDC's Emergency Partners has recently undergone some exciting changes and as our priorities have evolved, so has our name. We are EPIC- Emergency Partners Information Connection (https://emergency.cdc.gov/epic). Our new name reflects our goal of sharing information with and through partners to help people stay safer and healthier during a public health emergency. We hope you'll enjoy the new look of our newsletters and join us for upcoming webinars, including our webinar on May 22, Travelers' Health, Summer, 2018 (https://emergency.cdc.gov/epic/learn/index.asp).

  • Public Health Matters Blog - 4 Tips to Stay Healthy Around Your Pet
    Pets, whether covered in fur, feathers, or scales, are an important part of our lives-most American households own at least one pet. Many people see their pet as a member of the family that brings joy and amusement to their life. But did you know that having a pet can even help improve your health? Having a pet can decrease your blood pressure, cholesterol, triglyceride levels, and feelings of loneliness. Pets can also encourage you to be active and get outside, and provide opportunities to socialize.

  • Travelers' Health Webinar on May 22 at 1 PM ET
    Please join us online on May 22, 2018, at 1 PM ET for a webinar on traveler safety. CDC's Division of Global Migration and Quarantine is joining the CDC EPIC team to explain how to prepare for the summer travel season, including diseases to look out for in different parts of the world, suggested vaccinations, and other health considerations.

  • CERC Webinar TODAY at 2PM ET
    Don't keep this great resource to yourself! Please share it with your colleagues and networks. If you would like more information on Emergency Preparedness and Response, visit CDC's Emergency Preparedness & Response website: https://emergency.cdc.gov/

  • CERC Webinar TOMORROW at 2PM EST
    Join us on May 1, 2018, 2:00-3:00 PM EST for the "Introduction to CERC" webinar.

  • Public Health Matters Blog - Raising Awareness to Prevent Prescription Opioid Overdoses
    In 2016, 115 Americans died every day from an opioid overdose - that is more than 42,000 drug overdose deaths that involved an opioid including prescription opioids, heroin, and/or illicitly manufactured fentanyl. Prescription opioids (like hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine) are prescribed by doctors to treat moderate to severe pain, but have serious risks and side effects.

  • Public Health Matters Blog - Moving the Dial on Preparedness: CDC's 2018 National Snapshot
    Every year, CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response publishes the Public Health Preparedness and Response National Snapshot, an annual report that highlights the work of CDC and our partners. No matter the type, size, or cause of a public health emergency, we must work together to respond to the best of our ability.

  • Public Health Matters Blog - Evaluating Communication Campaigns
    Health communication and marketing campaigns that promote positive behavior change are a cornerstone of public health and behavioral science. Designing and implementing quality campaigns on a tight budget and in an urgent timeframe is a challenge that most health communication professionals share. Research and evaluation are critical for a successful campaign. CDC is using leading research and evaluation methods to develop quality campaigns, while keeping costs low and sticking to tight timelines.