CDC Emergency Partners Newsletter - July 29, 2016

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CDC Emergency Partners

                                                            July 29, 2016

CDC Emergency
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Below, please find resources and guidance that we hope will be useful to you and your organization. Please share with your colleagues and networks.

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Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event


During and after a disaster, it is natural to experience different and strong emotions. Connect with family, friends, and others who were affected in your community. Take care of yourself and each other and know when and how to seek help. Coping with these feelings and getting help when you need it will help you, your family, and your community recover from a disaster. There are steps that families community and organizational leaders, state and local government, and emergency responders can take to help themselves and others cope.

For more help, please call:

SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Hotline
1-800-985-5990 (TTY for deaf/hearing impaired: 1-800-846-8517) or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746

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For real-life stories about coping with disasters, read "Coping with Disaster: Sara's Story", "Frozen Without a Plan: A Mom, 3 Kids, and the Atlanta Ice Storm", and "Disaster Recovery – An Emotional Response".

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CDC Zika Resources

CERC Teleconference

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To address the communication concerns and needs of state, local, and territorial health communicators, as well as partner organizations, about Zika virus disease (Zika), CDC is hosting a series of Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) teleconferences related to Zika issues.

These teleconferences will be held on a weekly basis from 1-2 pm (Eastern Time). Each week, a new CERC topic will be presented as it relates to Zika.

August 2 – CERC, Zika, and First Local Transmission - The speed at which you communicate new information to the public about a threat is a marker of your organization’s preparedness. We will share CERC concepts related to the principle: be first, and facilitate a discussion with participants as it relates to Zika.

Audio Conference Access Information:

1-800-593-8913 (U.S. Callers)

1-212-547-0398 (International Callers)

Passcode: 3609251

Presentation slides for this teleconference will be available on our website:  

Please feel free to forward this announcement to your partners.

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Zika Topic of the Week - Week of July 25


Topic: Stay Healthy on the Road to Rio!

Are you headed to the 2016 Rio Olympic or Paralympic games? Whether you’re a Team USA competitor or fan, you can maintain a strong defense against health risks with good travel preparation and practices. While in Brazil, you could face a variety of health risks, and Zika is one of them. CDC’s travel health tips can help you, your family, and your community back in the U.S. to stay protected.  Zika is one tough opponent everyone wants to beat. We want you to stay healthy during the games and beyond. With the right steps you can bring home medals and memories, not illness!

Zika Topic of the Week - Week of August 1


Topic: Mosquito Control: You Have Options

Preventing Zika takes a plan. Learn what steps your family needs to take to prevent Zika at home.

Upcoming Zika Topics of the Week:

  • August 8: Sexual transmission
  • August 15: Pregnancy
  • August 22: Did You Know?
  • August 29: Back to School
  • September 5: Worker safety

General Outbreak Information

Multimedia Resources

    New or Updated Guidance Documents

    New FDA Recommendations: Areas At Risk For Locally Acquired Vector-borne Zika Cases

    New FDA Recommendations: New FDA Donor Screening Recommendations to Prevent Zika Transmission

    Social Media Partner Resources

    Messages to share with your followers:

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    #‎FightTheBite‬ during the Olympic Games. Wear insect repellent and long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and use clothing and gear treated with permethrin. Stay in places with air conditioning and window and door screens, or use a bed net if you’re sleeping outdoors. Get more CDC tips:

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    Don’t forget insect repellent, long sleeves & pants, and condoms. Pack to prevent #Zika at #Rio2016.

    Prevent #Zika & other STDs at #Rio2016. Pack condoms & use them every time you have sex.

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