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USDA Offers Food Assistance to Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is coordinating with States and partner organizations to provide disaster nutrition assistance to individuals in 13 states affected by Hurricane Sandy." Read more.

Hurricane Sandy Response and Recovery 2012 - Resources Available
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Emergency Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has initiated a Hurricane Sandy Response and Recovery website It provides a host of state-specific emergency links, as well as information on food and water safety, disease and injury prevention, shelters, mental health and other resources.

Events
 
2013 Joint American-Israeli Medical Toxicology Conference
April 23-25, 2013
Haifa, Israel
http://www.acmt.net/2013_ACMT-Israeli_Conference.html
Call for Proposals (Deadline: February 1, 2013)
 
Webinars

Reaching Everyone in an Emergency: Vulnerable populations messaging in the 21st century
This webinar is designed to inform communicators about the state of social media, especially as it relates to traditionally underserved populations, including those with functional needs, low literacy, non-English speakers and children. Most examples in the webinar come from the field of emergency response, in an attempt to demonstrate the speed of these tools and extent to which the public leans on social media networks when they need information the most. To view the recordinging, visit SOPHE's Center for Online Resources and Education.

EPA Webinar Series: Improving Children's Health through Federal Collaboration
The Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8, and the Health Resources and Services Administration, Region VIII, have organized, in collaboration with other Federal partners, a one-year-long webinar series titled Improving Children's Health through Federal Collaboration. Click here for registration details and to access the archived webinar recordings.

Tribal Outreach: Emergency Preparedness and Environmental Health
 
Including People Who are Experiencing Homelessness in Emergency Preparedness Planning
(Recording ID: 032411; Attendee Key: CDC)