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Aligns emergency planning and operations conducted under the U.S. Repatriation Program and establishes structures for interagency coordination during emergency operations.

CDC vaccine recommendation for everyone 12 years old and older

Disaster Human Services Workshop

From Hurricane Katrina to Paradise Wildfires, Exploring Themes in Disaster Human Services
January 14, 2021

OHSEPR sponsored the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine-hosted online workshop on disaster human services.

Infographic highlighting benefits of breastfeeding, why it's important to continue doing so during a disaster, barriers to breastfeeding during disasters and how first responders can help.

Since 2002, an average of 151 federally recognized disasters and emergencies strike the U.S. each year. How high is your family's risk in a disaster?

For ACF-supported human services programs that serve children, youth, and families, news reports about the outbreak of measles cases in a number of states may be especially concerning. Staff may have questions about what they can do to help prevent the spread of measles, and how to provide accurate information to parents.

The report was prepared under an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) contract to Abt Associates (Contract No. 290-06-00011-10).

Packing and planning for disasters while pregnant and with kids.

In addition to damaging infrastructure, earthquakes can damage your sense of personal safety. Following an earthquake, it is common for individuals and families in and around the affected areas to experience distress and anxiety about their personal safety as well as the safety of their family, friends, and neighbors. Earthquakes can leave children and teens feeling frightened, confused, and insecure. Addressing the behavioral health impacts of an earthquake is a key component of an individual’s and family’s recovery.

The "Supporting Behavioral Health Needs following an Earthquake" document provides general guidance for identifying behavioral health impacts to individuals after an earthquake with an emphasis on supporting the behavioral health needs of children and youth.  The document also lists various behavioral health resources for readers.

Se cree que el virus del Zika se transmite a las personas mediante la picadura de mosquitos, aunque también ha habido evidencia de la transmisión por vía sexual. La enfermedad es normalmente leve con síntomas que duran desde varios días hasta una semana. Alrededor de 1 de cada 5 personas infectadas con el virus del Zika desarrolla síntomas. La hospitalización no es común. Ha habido brotes del virus del Zika en Brasil, México, varios países de Centroamérica y Sudamérica, en algunas islas del Caribe, como Puerto Rico e incluso ha habido algunos casos recientes en EE.UU.