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Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic
"CDC has a fun way of teaching about emergency preparedness. Our graphic novel, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic" demonstrates the importance of being prepared in an entertaining way that people of all ages will enjoy. Readers follow Todd, Julie, and their dog Max as a strange new disease begins spreading, turning ordinary people into zombies. Stick around to the end for a surprising twist that will drive home the importance of being prepared for any emergency. Included in the novel is a Preparedness Checklist so that readers can get their family, workplace, or school ready before disaster strikes. Click on the image below to view the novella. A transcript can be found by clicking on the “accessible text” PDF. You can also download the novella on Google books hereExternal Web Site Icon or download a printable pdf versions here."
government_resources  Federal  united_states  CDC  emergency_preparedness  zombies  fun 
july 2013 by sppl
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
Includes statistics on health, health care, and vital statistics (birth, death, etc.). Publications and Surveys & Data Collection Systems provides more in-depth information. Faststats gives statistics by topic ("More Topics" leads to an A-Z index), and state & territorial data.

"Working with partners throughout the health community, we use a variety of approaches to efficiently obtain information from the sources most able to provide information. We collect data from birth and death records, medical records, interview surveys, and through direct physical exams and laboratory testing. NCHS is a key element of our national public health infrastructure, providing important surveillance information that helps identify and address critical health problems."

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
government_resources  federal  state  united_states  NCHS  CDC  statistics  health  health_care  vital_statistics 
june 2010 by sppl
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Mission: HHS is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

Agencies include: Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Aging, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Indian Health Service (IHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration.
government_resources  federal  united_states  u.s._cabinet  executive_branch  HHS  portal  health_care  CDC  medicare  medicaid  FDA  IHS  NIH  mental_health  health 
may 2010 by sppl
Where to Write for Vital Records
"The links below are provided for those users who want direct access to individual state and territory information. To use this valuable tool, you must first determine the state or area where the birth, death, marriage, or divorce occurred, then click on that state or area." From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
government_resources  state  CDC  vital_records  birth_records  death_records  marriage_records  divorce_records 
may 2010 by sppl
Travelers' Health
Health information for travelers, inlcuding vaccinations, clinic-finder, warnings, news, and destination-specific information. From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
government_resources  federal  international  CDC  travel  health 
may 2010 by sppl

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