This year’s CDC National Preparedness Month (NPM) theme is "The Power of Preparedness." Each week will focus on a different area including preparing globally, locally, and individually. Visit the Michigan Prepares website for additional information. For health departments interested in content to share, @MIPrepares and @MichEMHS will be promoting NPM on Twitter throughout the month. Use the official NPM hashtag #NatlPrep. Agencies nationwide are uniting under the banner “Don’t Wait. Communicate.” to encourage everyone to create a family communications plan https://www.ready.gov/september.
Two Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units—the Public Health Reserve Corps of Seattle and King Counties in Washington, and the Macomb County MRC in Michigan—along with their health departments were highlighted in NACCHO’s National Health Security Strategy: How Local Health Departments are Making a Difference video.
Whether it’s taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle, preventing diseases, or preparing for an emergency or natural disaster, public law is an important tool to promote and protect public health.
Via The Guardian of Public Health
Vaccine exemption levels for kindergarteners are low for most states and infant vaccination rates are high nationally, according to data from two reports published in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
The following is a CDC Press Release, sent on August 4, 2015.
Improved infection control and antibiotic prescribing could save 37,000 lives over five years
The latest CDC Vital Signs includes mathematical modeling that projects increases in drug-resistant infections and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) without immediate, nationwide improvements in infection control and antibiotic prescribing.
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