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Patrick Benko
Nonprofit Email Marketing, Marathon Runner, Google Grants and Convio user
Nonprofit Email Marketing, Marathon Runner, Google Grants and Convio user

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Download an app and get ready for disasters on the go
These days, it may seem like there’s an app for everything. But can apps save your life during a disaster? Actually, they can. From storms to floods to wildfires to earthquakes, disasters happen more often than you may think. But with just a few clicks on y...

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Make a New Year’s promise you can keep this year: Resolve to be ready
“In 2017, I’m going to stop crying during sappy commercials, love myself like Kanye loves himself and catch up on all the resolutions I didn’t do last year.” Do resolutions like these sound familiar to you? How about this year you just pick one resolution, ...

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Get ready for cuteness overload! Our new Get Ready Calendar is here
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Time for your new Get Ready Calendar! The latest edition of our annual preparedness calendar is available and it’s loaded with cuteness. From wagging puppy tails and sleeping kittens to fuzzy goats and furry squirre...

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Potluck food safety: Don’t bring uninvited germs to your party
Potlucks are great places to hang out with friends and family and eat some great food. But if you don’t follow food safety, they can also be places for trouble.  Cooking for potlucks or large groups means you need to take extra steps to keep food safe. The ...

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Spending time with friends and family this season? Get your flu vaccination now
The holidays are almost upon us! That means good times, good cheer and lots of time with friends and family. While you’re hugging grandma or holding your cousin’s new baby, you don’t want to give them the flu, right? (And you certainly don’t want to catch i...

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Plague: It’s not just in the history books
Are you at risk for plague? Just hearing that question may make you do a double-take: Isn’t plague the disease that killed a lot of people that we learned about in school? Sadly, plague isn’t in the past with those awkward school memories. But just like bow...

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Thanksgiving food tips from USDA: When it comes to the bird, safety’s the word
Today’s guest blog on turkey safety is by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service . USDA Thanksgiving Food Safety Infographic Whether you’re a Thanksgiving cooking pro or newbie, preparing one of the largest meals of the year...

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Happy birthday to us! APHA’s Get Ready Campaign turns 10
This year is the anniversary of APHA’s Get Ready campaign and we’re celebrating 10 years of helping Americans become more prepared for disasters. Hooray! When we launched in 2006, our goal was to make it easy for Americans to find, understand and share prep...

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South Carolina flooding becomes case study in community resiliency
Note: This post was republished from APHA's Annual Meeting Blog When Hurricane Joaquin hovered over South Carolina in the fall of 2015 causing historic flooding, state residents — particularly in the Midlands region — had to quickly discover what they were ...

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Global One Health Day launched by three international health groups
Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PhD Today’s guest post is by Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PhD, executive director of the One Health Commission . This year, individuals and groups from around the world — from academic, corporate and nonprofit to students and established professi...
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