This Week in CHCACTion
July 31, 2017
This Week in CHCACTivities
As you may or may not know, we are in the midst of…
Hurricane Season runs from June 1 – November 30 every year. Unfortunately, those of us living in New England have learned the hard way that hurricanes don’t only affect our neighbors down south. Although the thought of another hurricane coming our way might start to make you stress, let’s not panic! This just means it’s the perfect time for us to all start our own personal preparedness planning! To help get you started, here are some helpful tips and resources:
The National Weather Service outlines each step for you:
- Determine your Risk
- Develop an Evacuation Plan
- Assemble Disaster Supplies
- Get an Insurance Checkup
- Strengthen your Home
- Help your Neighbor
- Complete your Written Plan
Find more details on each task here: https://www.weather.gov/wrn/2017-social-media-hpw#sumay.
Ready.gov is also a great resource (as always!) Check out their HURRICANE site (https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes) for information on hurricane basics, preparedness tips, how to prepare your home, and what to do during and after a hurricane. This site also contains tons of resources to help you plan for other events such as home fires, floods, active shooter events, and (my biggest fear) tornadoes!
It's easy to brush preparedness planning off until tomorrow, but you never know when disaster could strike. These resources help to make planning a breeze so you and your family can stay safe and healthy even at the worst of times!
Until next time,
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This Week in Health Policy News
Here is a sampling of health policy news from around the state. If you see something in your local newspaper that you would like featured here in future weeks, please contact Deb Polun at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out all the Health Policy News from the past month here!
7.25.17 New Haven Independent — City Guide Aids Immigrants Fearing Worst (feat. Fair Haven, CS-Hill)
7.28.17 CT Viewpoints — Protect Your Family From Meningitis B
7.27.17 CT Viewpoints — CT’s Medicaid Efficiency is at Providers’ Expense
7.28.17 Kaiser Health News — Even Without Congress, Trump Can Cut Medicaid Enrollment
7.28.17 Kaiser Health News — When High Deductibles Hurt – Even Insured Patients Postpone Care
7.31.17 Governing — Is America Talking About Opioids the Wrong Way?
7.31.17 NY Times — Binge Drinking Drops Among Teenagers
7.28.17 NY Times — FDA Delays Rules That Would Have Limited E-Cigarettes on Market