IEMA, NWS Develop Severe Weather Sheltering Guidance to Address COVID-19 Concerns

Press Release in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommended social distancing parameters and how that affects people who rely on public sheltering from tornadoes.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response Press Releases Coronavirus COVID-19

ACEP Introduces Stop the Spread: A Patient Guide to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

ACEP Introduces Stop the Spread: A Patient Guide to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Emergency Preparedness and Response COVID-19

Webinar on Preventing Targeted Violence: START's CVE Training

Join the next Preventing Targeted Violence Webinar to hear about the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) training.

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Webinar Emergency Preparedness and Response Injury Control/EMS

IEMA Encourages People to Prepare for Earthquakes

This year’s earthquake drill will take place on Thursday, October 17 at 10:17 a.m.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response

Organizations Needed to Host IPHA AmeriCorps Members

IPHA's AmeriCorps Program is looking for organizations to serve as host sites. Deadline to apply is January 3!

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Internship AmeriCorps Volunteers Emergency Preparedness and Response Professional Support Health Administration Health Education/Promotion

APHA Learning Institute: Hacking Your Way to Stronger Health Security

Join the National Health Security Preparedness Index program office at the APHA Annual Meeting for an APHA learning institute that will enhance situational awareness and help you to visualize health security in your state and the nation using dashboards and other tools.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response APHA Health Security

IPHA AmeriCorps Program Looking for Individuals to Start Program in October

Individuals are needed to serve as IPHA AmeriCorps Members for 11 month term of service at various health agencies across Illinois. Deadline to apply is October 5!

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Student Emergency Preparedness and Response AmeriCorps Volunteers Health Education/Promotion Health Department Internship

IPHA AmeriCorps Program Seeking Organizations to Serve as Host Sites

The IPHA AmeriCorps Program is looking for organizations to serve as host sites for an 11 month time period. Applications are due July 16!

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Health Education/Promotion Health Administration Emergency Preparedness and Response AmeriCorps Volunteers

APHA's Get Ready Campaign - Staying safe this summer

To help you have a fun and safe summer, APHA’s Get Ready campaign has graphics, fact sheets and quick tips for a disaster-free summer.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response APHA Get Ready

Week 14 Preparedness Blog: Soviet Union Bioterrorism Program 1945 to 1973

Check out this week's blog authored by David Culp, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Illinois Public Health Association.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response Preparedness Blog

Week 13 Preparedness Blog: Soviet Union World War Two Bioterrorism Program

Check out this week's blog authored by David Culp, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Illinois Public Health Association.

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Week 12 Preparedness Blog: United States Bioterrorism Program 1960 thru 1969

Check out this week's blog authored by David Culp, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Illinois Public Health Association.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response Preparedness Blog

Week 11 Preparedness Blog: United States Bioterrorism Program 1945 - 1959

Check out this week's blog authored by David Culp, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Illinois Public Health Association.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response Preparedness Blog

Training and Technical Assistance for Local Health Departments and Local Governments by IPHA's Centric Illinois Preparedness Group (CIPG)

IPHA, via its Centric Illinois Preparedness Group (CIPG), is offering potential alternatives to assist local jurisdictions with their training and exercise needs.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response CIPG Training

Week 10 Preparedness Blog: United States World War Two Bioterrorism Program

Check out this week's blog authored by David Culp, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Illinois Public Health Association.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response Preparedness Blog

Week 9 Preparedness Blog: Germany's World War Two Bioterrorism Program

Check out this week's blog authored by David Culp, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Illinois Public Health Association.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response Preparedness Blog

Week 8 Preparedness Blog: Great Britain's World War Two Bioterrorism Program

Check out this week's blog authored by David Culp, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Illinois Public Health Association.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response Preparedness Blog

Week 7 Preparedness Blog: Japan's World War Two Bioterrorism Program

Check out this week's blog authored by David Culp, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Illinois Public Health Association.

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Week 6 Preparedness Blog: Lessons Learned from Bioterrorism during World War I

Check out this week's blog authored by David Culp, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Illinois Public Health Association.

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Preparedness Blog Emergency Preparedness and Response

Week 5 Preparedness Blog: Psychological Comparison of Military and Civilian Preparedness

This week’s preparedness blog explores the psychology of military preparedness Post World War I and in the years leading up to World War II as a potential abject lesson to be applied to civilian emergency preparedness.

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Preparedness Blog Emergency Preparedness and Response

Week 4 Preparedness Blog: Bioterrorism 1870 to 1918

This week’s IPHA Preparedness Blog continues a series of blogs outlining retrospectively how we got to where we are today with bioterrorism and prospectively outlining bioterrorism threats and concerns for the future.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response Preparedness Blog

Week 3 Preparedness Blog: Bioterrorism Beginnings

This week’s IPHA Preparedness Blog begins a series of blogs outlining retrospectively how we got to where we are today with bioterrorism and prospectively outlining bioterrorism threats and concerns for the future.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response Preparedness Blog

Week 2 Preparedness Blog: Bioterrorism History and Source Threats

The weekly preparedness blog combines past historical events and personal experiences with current readiness threats and assessments.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response Preparedness Blog

Week 1 Preparedness Blog: Overall Bioterrorism Threat Assessment

Check out the new weekly IPHA Preparedness Blog!

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Emergency Preparedness and Response

The Emergency Preparedness and Response Section is dedicated to creating and promoting a state of readiness and prompt response to protect the health of Illinois communities during catastrophic events, large scale disasters and health emergencies. Through regular meetings and ongoing communication, this Section supports the exchange of ideas, develops position statements, coordinates education opportunities, and works to strengthen relationships at the local, regional and state level to advance the field of emergency preparedness and response.