Cuts could harm health emergency preparedness
Resources in a Disaster:
Federal Emergency Management Agency: www.fema.gov
Maryland Emergency Management Agency: www.mema.state.md.us
United States Department of Homeland Security: www.ready.gov
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration: www.osha.gov/SLTC/emergencyresponse/index.html
American Red Cross-ARC: www.redcross.org
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: www.bt.cdc.gov
Howard County Government: www.howardcountymd.gov
Howard County Health Department: www.hchealth.org
Maryland State Government: www.maryland.gov
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ellicott City, Md.—Howard County Public School System students enrolled in the system’s Applications and Research Lab Homeland Security and Emergency Management Academy
(Photo: Chief Bill McMahon being presented the Extraordinary Emergency Leadership Award by CERN president, Mary Lasky.) On March 19th the Howard County Community Emergency Response Network
Article appears in Politico Pro here.
By Brett Norman
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put out a new game called Solve the Outbreak that allows would-be medical sleuths to track dangerous diseases in a frightening cyber world.
But if the sequester takes effect, CDC’s actual disease detectives may be a lot less prepared for an epidemic in the real world.
Posted by on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 @ 4:36PM