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2013-09-24 12:28:51

More than 900 Hospital Officials, Community Leaders Gather in Sacramento for 2-Day Meeting SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing one fact became exceedingly clear - responding to a disaster requires teamwork, open communication and thorough planning. This understanding also carries over to lessons learned from the recent Asiana plane crash in San Francisco and the fire at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond....

2013-09-23 11:26:09

People pay more attention to the number of people killed in a natural disaster than to the number of survivors when deciding how much money to donate to disaster relief efforts, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The donation bias can be reversed, however, with a simple change in terminology. "While fatalities have a severe impact on the afflicted community or country, disaster aid should be allocated to...

2013-09-22 23:03:11

Allied Environmental Services, Inc., one of the Midwest’s leading environmental consulting and contracting firms, will co-sponsor a seminar focused on reducing impacts from man-made and natural disasters. Livonia, MI (PRWEB) September 22, 2013 In Partnership with the Detroit Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP), Allied Environmental Services, Inc. (Allied) is co-sponsoring a one-day seminar: "Great Lakes Region...

2013-09-17 23:02:11

The Center for Health Affairs has been awarded $1.38 million in hospital emergency preparedness funds through the Ohio Department of Health and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 The Center for Health Affairs has been awarded $1.38 million in hospital emergency preparedness funds through the Ohio Department of Health and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the division of the U.S. Department of...

2013-09-17 16:25:33

CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement Attributable to Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America: "Today the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 15 percent of the nation's population - 46.5 million people - is living in poverty. The report also found that nearly 22 percent of all American children live in poverty. The poverty threshold for a family of three in 2012 was $18,284. "We know that more and more people are seeking help from Feeding America's network of food...

2013-09-16 23:01:30

Prepare a plan for disaster before it strikes. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is proud to join in the 10th Annual National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Ready Campaign. “The time to prepare for all kinds of disasters – whether that means severe weather events or man-made catastrophes – is before they strike. Home and business owners who have plans in place well in...

2013-09-13 23:22:31

A growing security focus on protecting private and public access buildings with specialized programs New York, New York (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 Security directors are well aware of the need for regular review of security practices to ensure visitors, guests and employees remain safe. Thorough assessment and regular training are successful components of any plan to reduce vulnerabilities. GEG provides risk assessments conducted by trained law enforcement personnel with first response...

2013-09-10 12:26:24

The first-of-its-kind program HERO DOGS OF 9/11 is premiering in the United States on Tuesday, September 10 at 8pm ET/PT. The Animal Planet one-hour documentary highlights the legacies of working dogs at Ground Zero, including K-9 Disaster Relief and canine Nikie who worked for nine months helping rescue, recovery, uniformed services and volunteers. UPPER MONTCLAIR, N.J., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Premiering on Tuesday, September 10 at 8pm ET/PT, Animal Planet is airing HERO...

2013-09-05 08:28:13

OTTAWA, Ontario, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asia and the Pacific's drive for food security has focused too narrowly on quantity, with a surge in obesity and still high levels of malnutrition in some countries highlighting the need for a new approach, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) study. "Many developing countries in the region face the twin burdens of both under and overnutrition," said Cyn-Young Park, ADB Assistant Chief Economist. "Improving nutritional...

2013-08-27 23:04:24

A new report for the VA produced by Abt Associates in concert with the Technical Assistance Collaborative finds that most Veterans and their families were able to avoid becoming homeless or find permanent housing if they were homeless under a program funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Most Veterans and their families were able to avoid becoming homeless or find permanent housing if they were homeless under a program funded by the U.S....