Emergency Response

HHS officials welcome FEMA Corps personnel.

HHS Region VI Welcomes FEMA to Talk Emergency Preparedness, Health and Human Services

By Amy Grissom, LMSW, Regional Emergency Management Specialist

Earlier this month, Region VI HHS and FEMA Corps held the first-ever joint event to join forces to promote emergency preparedness in health and human services and to build valuable relationships critical to supporting children and other vulnerable populations in emergencies and disasters. 

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Photo of a family planning for a disaster

Top Ten for Preparedness

ACF Regional Emergency Management Specialist shares tips to help you and your family during a disaster.

President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Johnson meet with FEMA to discuss hurricane preparedness.

Don’t Wait for a Disaster to Prepare for Recovery

By planning for recovery before a disaster, communities can ensure that health and human services needs are equally prioritized.

Photo of Yorel and his Big Brother Jason Dieckhaus.

Know How to Plan for Specific Needs Before a Disaster

Big Brother helps prepare youth for the real world, including life's emergencies.

 

ACF’s Deputy Assistant Secretary Linda K. Smith and Regional Administrator for ACF Region II Joyce Thomas attended a groundbreaking ceremony of the new Long Beach Head Start Facility.

Rebuilding Head Start in Long Beach, NY: Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Long Beach community will get a new Head Start facility thanks to the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund.

Reggie McKinnon address press conference attended by Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Greenberg, Secretary Anthony Foxx and Dr. Leticia Ryan.

Children Left in Cars: Preventing Accidental Heatstroke

ACF teams up with the Department of Transporation to remind parents and caregivers to "Look Before You Lock."

Image of a coastal house and palm trees being hit by a storm.

2014 Hurricane Season: Preparedness Begins with You

May 25-31 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week.

Photo of young child with a thermometer suffering from a fever.

Planning an Effective Response for the Next Epidemic — with Children in Mind

ACF's Dallas Regional Office focuses on children and the early childhood development community during emergency planning conference.

Photo of an American flag waving on top of debris from a home destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

Preparedness Year-Round – 'We Have Seen'

Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response works hard to provide information and tools to better prepare ACF programs and the individuals, families and communities served by them.

Photo of Marc Fisher in the kitchen preparing cup cakes with his child.

Emergency Preparedness with Dad

How does a single father have enough time to discuss emergency preparedness with his two sons?

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