First Nationwide Emergency Test By FEMA Nov. 9

As part of their ongoing efforts to keep our country and communities safe during emergencies, the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The EAS test plays a key role in ensuring the nation is prepared for all hazards, and that the […] Continue Reading »

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HAN Alert # 54 Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, West Virginia

FROM: Marian L. Swinker, MD, MPH, Commissioner for Public Health and State Health Officer, WVDHHR, Bureau for Public Health DATE: October 21, 2011 Centers for Disease Prevention and Control released information today regarding an outbreak of carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in association with a long term care facility in West Virginia (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/ ). A total […] Continue Reading »

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Training (Free) APIC’s Ambulatory Surgery Center Infection Prevention

In 2009, there were two healthcare-associated outbreaks within ambulatory surgery centers in West Virginia due to insufficient infection control practices. In order to prevent future outbreaks, West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, Department of Health and Human Resources has partnered with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) to provide infection […] Continue Reading »

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Tip of the Week: Financial Readiness

The ability to maintain financial stability in the event of an emergency will help your family get back on its feet faster. Operation Hope, Inc. (OHI) is America’s first non-profit social investment bank and a national leader in providing financial literacy and economic empowerment programs. In partnership with Citizen Corps, Operation HOPE developed the Emergency […] Continue Reading »

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