Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    • Health Departments Work Off the Field to Keep Fans Safe, Healthy on Game Day January 29, 2019
      It's almost game day. Over the course of this week, an estimated 1 million people will visit Atlanta for the Super Bowl LIII experience or to attend the game on Sunday, Feb. 3. A week from now, after the Vince Lombardi Trophy is awarded and the fans head home, things will return to normal. And […]
    • Service Beyond Oneself: MRC Volunteers Share Their 'Why' January 21, 2019
      The Martin Luther King (MLK) Day of Service'is an opportunity to help''strengthen communities, bridge barriers, [and] create solutions to social problems' through volunteering. While there are many ways to strengthen your community, one way is to help your community prepare for public health emergencies. Improving community preparedness and responses to public health emergencies is, of […]
    • 5 Practical Skills for the Holiday 'Host(ess) with the Mostest' December 17, 2018
      It's not easy playing the part of host or hostess with the "mostest' at the holidays. A lot of time, effort, and planning goes into making merry with family and friends. In all the excitement of getting the house and food ready for guests, honest mistakes, minor mishaps, and even life-threatening emergencies can happen. Some […]
    • Operation Shortbread Is Not Your 'Cookie Cutter' MCM Exercise December 3, 2018
      December 4 is National Cookie Day, which'from a public health perspective'is what makes the scratch-made story of Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services' Operation Shortbread a fitting one to tell this time of year. What do cookies have to do with public health, you ask? Before we answer that question, let's begin with […]
    • The Neighborly Thing To Do: States Helping States During Disasters November 19, 2018
      Since 9/11, the CDC's Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement program has been a critical source of funding, guidance, and technical assistance for state and local public health departments, helping to build and maintain a nationwide emergency management system that saves lives through its capability to rapidly respond to threats. But the PHEP program […]