Southern California Wildfires: Resources for Hospitals and Health Care Facilities

Government must take action to protect Americans from 21st century health threats

In just 10 years, BARDA has supported 34 medical countermeasures from development through FDA approval. Find out why public-private partnerships matter and how these partners need to prepare to face 21st century health threats. Learn More >>

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Filling the Gaps: Planning for the Disaster Health Needs of Patients Taking Opioids and People Using Illicit Drugs

Amid this year’s historic hurricanes, emergency responders and public health and medical officials faced a growing challenge: the opioid crisis. Find out how health professionals can work with communities to better protect responders and meet the needs of patients taking opioids and people using illicit drugs after a disaster.  Learn More >>

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Southern California Wildfires:  Resources for Hospitals and Health Care Facilities

As wildfires threaten southern California, emergency planners and administrators at hospitals and health care facilities are working to protect patient and staff health. If you live in an area prone to wildfires, get lessons learned from recent events, communication tools, plans, tools, and more from ASPR TRACIE.   Learn More >>

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National Influenza Vaccination Week:  It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate!

The best way to fight the flu is with a flu vaccination. National Influenza Vaccination Week is a great time to remind your patients, colleagues, friends and family that a flu vaccine can help keep them healthy this season. Vaccination is especially important for people at greater risk of developing serious flu complications, including young children, pregnant women, adults over 65, and people with chronic health conditions.  Learn More >>

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FDA Statement:  Puerto Rico-Related Medical Product Shortages

While Puerto Rico is making progress in its effort to recover from the devastation left by the hurricanes, it remains a long process and there’s a lot of work left to do. FDA and other HHS agencies are being vigilant about helping address the challenges that remain. Find out what FDA is doing to mitigate shortages of medical products manufactured in Puerto Rico.    Learn More >>

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Medical Reserve Corps: 15 years of Volunteers Actively Engaging to Meet Community Needs

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) plays a critical role in building prepared, healthy, and safe communities before, during and after disasters strike.  Today, there are nearly 200,000 MRC volunteers among almost 1,000 units nationwide.  Check out the newly released 2017 Network Profile of the Medical Reserve Corps to find out how the MRC connects with communities and why you should consider becoming a member.   Learn More >>

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ASPR TRACIE Topic Collection:  Coalition Response Operations

When disaster strikes, health care coalitions are called on to carry out effective, comprehensive and coordinated response operations. Find out how your health care coalition can work better together to carry out effective response operations. Learn More >>

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