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Together We’re Ready: Considerations for Individuals with Access and Functional Needs Posted on Sep 16

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is committed to the “Whole Community” approach to emergency management which was initiated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 2011, when FEMA recognized the need for a collective effort on the part of the private sector, community   …Continue Reading Together We’re Ready: Considerations for Individuals with Access and Functional Needs

Together We’re Ready: Get Involved – Join the Response! Posted on Sep 8

This September 11th marks the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington DC, and in the air over Pennsylvania. It also marks the sixth year that a National Day of Service and Remembrance has honored the lives of those who were injured   …Continue Reading Together We’re Ready: Get Involved – Join the Response!

Together We’re Ready: Individual and Family Preparedness Posted on Sep 3

Being prepared takes more than any one single action; it’s the result of many collective actions that lead to preparedness. Similar to other ‘I should do things,’ when facing a demanding task many of us choose to do nothing at all with an excuse that   …Continue Reading Together We’re Ready: Individual and Family Preparedness

Together We’re Ready: Massachusetts Prepared Posted on Sep 2

Together We’re Ready: Massachusetts Prepared

Here in Massachusetts we’re no strangers to emergencies – just in the past few years we’ve experienced everything from flooding and blizzards to hazardous materials incidents and water supply disruptions. Through it all, one thing we know for certain is that individuals, families and communities   …Continue Reading Together We’re Ready: Massachusetts Prepared

Building Capacity at the Local Level to Respond to Emergencies Posted on Jan 9

In Massachusetts we’ve come to recognize and appreciate that when emergencies happen, our local communities band together to respond. And these community-level responses are exemplified by the work done by local Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units. The Medical Reserve Corps is a national network of   …Continue Reading Building Capacity at the Local Level to Respond to Emergencies

Together We’re Ready: Get Vaccinated – Fight the Flu Posted on Sep 24

September means back to school, football, and foliage. But it also means time for your annual flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that yearly flu vaccination should begin in September or as soon as vaccine is available, and continue throughout the   …Continue Reading Together We’re Ready: Get Vaccinated – Fight the Flu

Together We’re Ready: Considerations for Individuals with Access and Functional Needs Posted on Sep 16

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is committed to the “Whole Community” approach to emergency management which was initiated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 2011, when FEMA recognized the need for a collective effort on the part of the private sector, community   …Continue Reading Together We’re Ready: Considerations for Individuals with Access and Functional Needs

Together We’re Ready: Massachusetts Prepared Posted on Sep 3

Together We’re Ready: Massachusetts Prepared

Here in Massachusetts we’re no strangers to emergencies – just in the past few years we’ve  experienced everything from flooding and blizzards to hazardous materials incidents and water supply disruptions. Through it all, one thing we know for certain is that individuals, families and communities   …Continue Reading Together We’re Ready: Massachusetts Prepared