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Don’t Panic

April 7, 2014

Public health professionals help communities withstand the impact of a natural or man-made disaster by planning ahead, acting as a source of information during the crisis and helping to mitigate the long- and short-term effects.

What’s in Your Go Kit?

March 10, 2014

If a disaster were to strike your community, would you be ready? One of the most important things you can do right now is to prepare an emergency supply kit or go kit. Unfortunately, people usually learn the importance of a go kit the hard way.

A Perfect Score for Readiness

March 3, 2014

It’s tough to earn a better score than a 99 percent. But that’s just what an emergency preparedness team at the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) did on its Technical Assistance Review.

A Perfect Score for Readiness

March 3, 2014

It’s tough to earn a better score than a 99 percent. But that’s just what an emergency preparedness team at the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) did on its Technical Assistance Review.

‘Tis the Season to Respond

December 16, 2013

Georgia saw a new wave of enthusiasm and a new way of thinking about volunteering this year with the creation of Georgia Responds, the organization representing the state’s health and medical volunteer programs (