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Governor Tomblin Issues Statement on Flooding Response Effort
06/24/2016
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said today that state and local emergency officials are working to ensure the safety of residents across the state. ...read more
DHHR Press Release -- Tetanus Vaccine May Be Needed for Flood Clean-Up Effort
06/24/2016
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health is reminding residents to check their immunization status to ensure they are protected against tetanus, in addition to protecting existing wounds from infection. ...read more
State Health Officer Provides Food Safety Reminders Following Flooding
06/24/2016
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health is urging residents to use caution when using food following power outages or after being exposed to flood waters. ...read more
Flood Clean Up Precautions Reduce Illness
06/24/2016
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health is encouraging residents to take precautions while returning to their homes to begin clean up to reduce injury and illness. ...read more
WVCDHH Developes Video to Help Explain June Flooding Event
06/24/2016
The following link will lead you to a video prepared by the WV Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing that details (in ASL) the importance of flood safety. ...read more
Zika Topic of the Week - Travel Smart, Protect Yourself
06/20/2016
"Zika Topic of the Week" will be a coordinated communication approach to highlight a simple prevention message each week...read more
State of Health June Show Focuses on Zika Virus, HIV, and Immunizations
06/16/2016
DHHR Cabinet Secretary Karen Bowling and Dr. Rahul Gupta, Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health and State Health Officer,discuss the threat of the Zika virus in West Virginia, what people need to know about the disease and those summer mosquitos....read more
TRACIE - The Express: June 2016 Updates
06/09/2016
Read about the June 2016 updates here....read more
VIDEO: WVCDHH Educates about Zika Virus Disease (Zika)
06/06/2016
WVCDHH gets out in front with a message on Zika to educate the deaf and hard-of-hearing community....read more
PHEP Communications Toolkit
06/01/2016
The public health preparedness community must speak with one voice to raise awareness about the preparedness accomplishments that the PHEP program and its dedicated champions have achievedover the past 15 years. ...read more
NIMS Refresh Engagement Update
05/02/2016
This refresh retains key concepts and principles from earlier NIMS versions while incorporating new Presidential directives, legislative changes, and lessons learned from exercises, actual incidents, and planned events....read more
FEMA's 2016 PrepareAthon!
04/29/2016
National PrepareAthon! Day – Saturday, April 30 – provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities to take action to prepare for specific hazards through group discussions, drills, and exercises. ...read more
Wildfire Toolkit
04/18/2016
Wildland fires are a significant threat to lives and property in the U.S and deserve your attention and preparedness considerations....read more
May Toolkit
04/15/2016
Hurricanes can cause loss of life and catastrophic damage to property along coastlines and can extend several hundred miles inland. ...read more
PrepareAthon! and Spring's Digital Engagement Toolkit
04/01/2016
Americans have been moving from awareness into action to prepare for disasters and save lives with America’s PrepareAthon!...read more
Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training
03/30/2016
MERRTT Course: Free, two-day radiological transportation training offered at Monongalia County Health Department...read more
Red Flag Warning in Northern Panhandle
03/17/2016
A red flag warning is in effect until 8 p.m. this evening for Hancock, Brooke, Ohio and Marhall counties. ...read more
Community Preparedness - March Tag Lines and Do It Yourself (DIY) Tips
03/01/2016
Spring is a time of transition, when late-season snowstorms can impact the East Coast and the Northern Plains, thunderstorms rip across the South and Midwest, rivers overflow their banks and heat waves begin in the Southwest. ...read more
Zika Prevention Tips
02/09/2016
Click here for CDC preventive tips. Note: All resources and materials are developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....read more
CDC Zika Fact Sheets and Posters
02/08/2016
Click here to view printable Zika fact sheets and posters from the CDC. Note: All resources and materials are developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....read more
Health Command's Important Role During Winter Storm Jonas
01/28/2016
Health Command augments the State Emergency Operations Center by acting as the health and medical component of Homeland Security....read more
Flood Safety Awareness
01/25/2016
Even though we are in the middle of winter, it’s about time to begin preparing for spring flooding....read more
January 2016 State of Emergency
01/22/2016
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced tonight that he has declared a state of emergency for the entire state of West Virginia in the wake of this evening's powerful storms....read more
WVCDHH's ASL Video re Winter Storm Jonas
01/22/2016
WVCDHH helps explain the risks and winter conditions during Winter Storm Jonas. ...read more
State of Preparedness - January 2016
01/21/2016
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued a statewide State of Preparedness, mobilizing state resources to help keep West Virginians safe during the severe winter weather predicted to be part of Winter Storm Jonas....read more
January 2016 Winter Health Advisory
01/20/2016
Carbon Monoxide is a serious public health concern during winter storms and can be deadly. ...read more
FEMA -- Winter Fire Safety Outreach Materials
01/19/2016
Help increase community awareness about preventing home fires....read more
FEMA's 2016 National Seasonal Preparedness Calendar
01/06/2016
Graphic: Ready 2016 National Seasonal Preparedness Messaging Calendar ...read more
FEMA's 2016 Winter Preparedness Tips and Outreach Tools
01/06/2016
January's DIY tips can be posted on bulletin boards and more...read more
Charleston NWS Winter Precipitation Prediction Page
12/31/2015
Check out the area's new Winter Weather Precipitation Page! ...read more
Key Facts About Flood Readiness
12/28/2015
Click here to review CDC guidance on flood preparedness....read more
2015-2016 LHD SOW and Guidance Training webinar
12/08/2015
View the training webinar with voiceover recording here. ...read more
VOAD-Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 4
11/16/2015
​​​Read about how WV VOAD was awarded the 2015 WV Governor’s Service Award in the category of Disaster Services on October 14th at the Charleston Civic Center....read more
Disaster Awareness Trainings - December
11/10/2015
Read more here about upcoming disaster awareness trainings offered by WV Homeland Security State Administrative Agency/DHSEM....read more
WV VOAD Disaster Checklist
10/02/2015
Family supplies, pet supplies checklist for disasters...read more
Hurricane Preparedness - Watches & Warnings
10/01/2015
Understanding the difference between National Weather Service watches and warnings is critical to being prepared for any dangerous weather hazard, including hurricanes....read more
Live Process Trainings
09/15/2015
Click here to access WV Live Process trainings....read more
VOAD Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 2
09/09/2015
Read about VOAD being awarded the Governor's Service Award, preparedness tips and recovery efforts in Wood County, WV. ...read more
DHHR Continuing to Monitor Blue-Green Algal Blooms on the Ohio River; Residents Advised to Adhere to Public Health Advisory
09/04/2015
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health (BPH) is issuing this Public Health Advisory as efforts continue to observe and monitor the movement of blue-green algae on the Ohio River and some of its tributaries. ...read more
WV VOAD August Newsletter is Now Available
08/04/2015
Click here to view this issue....read more
Preparedness and Response Trainings for Congregations and Non-Profits
07/23/2015
In the aftermath of disaster community leaders are called to step up and be ready. ...read more
Upcoming Training Opportunities in August
07/08/2015
Upcoming trainings for Individual CISM, Group CISM, Emotional and Spiritual Care, and Grief Following Trauma offered in Charleston, WV....read more
Epi-Ready Team Training
05/22/2015
Free training opportunity on foodborne illness investigations. ...read more
WV Vulnerable Populaitons Webinar
05/12/2015
The West Virginia Center for Threat Preparedness would like to invite you to participate in a vulnerable populations webinar on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 from 1:00 –2:00 p.m. EST....read more
August 2015: Radiological Training Opportunities
05/11/2015
Monongalia County Health Department is hosting the following Radiological Training courses August 3-7 at our Facility in Morgantown, WV....read more
June 2015: Foodborne Outbreak Trainings
04/21/2015
The West Virginia Rapid Response Team for Food and Feed Emergencies is sponsoring the course PER-298 Team Approach to Foodborne Outbreak Response....read more
WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness and Responder Operations Courses offered this April
03/17/2015
Two radiological courses are being offered in late April 2015. ...read more
Keeping you Emergency Kit Nutritous
03/11/2015
March is National Nutrition Month and a great time to review the food in your emergency kit and makes sure it is healthy and not expired....read more
FACT SHEET - Progress in Our Ebola Response at Home and Abroad
02/11/2015
Today, approximately 10 months since the first U.S. personnel deployed to West Africa to fight Ebola, we mark important milestones in our response to the epidemic and chart the way ahead....read more
Medical Office Telephone Evaluation of Patients with Possible Influenza
01/29/2015
The flowchart below is designed to be used when influenza is circulating in the community. This tool may help medical office staff triage calls from patients with flu-like symptoms......read more
The Flu: What to Do If You Get Sick
01/09/2015
How do I know if I have the flu?...read more
WEBINAR: Radiation Emergencies - Expectations for Public Health
01/08/2015
Join our webinar to learn about radiation threats and the role of public health in West Virginia....read more
CDC Blog: A New Year to Prepare
01/02/2015
It is that time of year again, a time to reflect on another year gone by and prepare for the new year to come. It is time to dust off last year’s resolutions and come up with a new list of things to accomplish in 2015....read more
Health Risk Assessment Earns National Honors
12/18/2014
The West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, Center for Threat Preparedness Health Risk Assessment (HRA) has been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)......read more
CDC Emergency Partners Update 2014 Ebola Response
12/17/2014
CDC has activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to respond to Ebola. Below, please find resources and guidance that we hope will be useful to you and your organization. Please share with your colleagues and networks....read more
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Interim Guidance for Managers and Workers Handling Untreated Sewage from Suspected or Confirmed Individuals with Ebola in the U.S.
12/16/2014
A sanitary sewer is a system of underground pipes that carries sewage and wastes from homes and other buildings to a wastewater treatment plant for disposal....read more
Procedures for Safe Handling and Management of Ebola-Associated Waste
12/10/2014
Who this if for: Hospital infection control, occupational health systems, and facility medical waste managers and personnel....read more
Interim Guidance for U.S. Hospital Preparedness for Patients with Possible or Confirmed Ebola Virus Disease: A Framework for a Tiered Approach
12/03/2014
Who this is for: State and local health departments, acute care hospitals, and other emergency care settings, including urgent care clinics....read more
Interim Guidance for Preparing Frontline Healthcare Facilities for Patients with Possible Ebola Virus Disease
12/02/2014
Who this is for: State and local health departments and frontline healthcare facilities (acute care hospitals, and other emergency care settings including urgent care clinics, and critical access hospitals)....read more
Interim Guidance for Preparing Ebola Assessment Hospitals
12/02/2014
Who this is for: State and local health departments and acute care hospitals that may serve as Ebola assessment hospitals....read more
Information on the Survivability of the Ebola Virus in Medical Waste
11/24/2014
Audience: U.S. hospital leadership and those responsible for waste management....read more
Interim Guidance for Managers and Workers Handling Untreated Sewage from Individuals with Ebola in the United States
11/21/2014
Who this is for: Workers who handle untreated sewage that comes from hospitals, medical facilities, and other facilities with confirmed individuals with Ebola....read more
Best Practices for Procuring Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola Response
11/20/2014
On October 20, 2014, CDC issued new guidance for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). HHS has been working closely with PPE manufacturers and distributors in order to maintain visibility on availability of PPE....read more
2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa - Case Counts
11/17/2014
Case counts updated in conjunction with the World Health Organization updates and are based on information reported by the Ministries of Health. As of November 11, 2014 (Updated November 14, 2014). ...read more
Information on Cleaning and Decontaminating Ebola
11/12/2014
Interim Guidance for the Residence Decontamination for Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) and Removal of Contaminated Waste...read more
Guidance for Contacts of Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) Patients
10/31/2014
This guidance is to help you closely monitor your health for up to 21 days because you have been potentially exposed to an Ebola patient. ...read more
Ebola: New CDC-approved Guidance for PPE and Healthcare Workers
10/21/2014
The following procedures provide detailed guidance on the types of personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used......read more
Enhanced Ebola Screening to Start at Five U.S. Airports and New Tracking Program for all People Entering U.S. from Ebola-affected Countries
10/08/2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security's Customs & Border Protection (CBP) this week will begin new layers of entry screening at five U.S. airports......read more
Ebola Update: Follow the most recent information on the Ebola situation at CDC's Ebola page
10/01/2014
On September 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed, through laboratory tests, the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled to Dallas, TX from Liberia....read more
CDC Video: Ebola and Contact Tracing
09/26/2014
Video: Watch CDC experts explain their systematic approach to fighting Ebola with contact tracing....read more
CDC confirms 4 cases of Enterovirus EV-D68 in 3 West Virginia counties
09/22/2014
Health officials with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed four cases of Enterovirus EV-D68 in West Virginia....read more
New Vulnerable and At-Risk Populations Resource Guide Released
09/05/2014
With support and funding from CDC, the North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (NCPERRC) at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health developed and introduced an online Vulnerable & At-Risk Populations Resource Guide....read more
September is National Preparedness Month
08/28/2014
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Center for Threat Preparedness is urging the public to plan for health threats with a personal preparedness kit. ...read more
CTP Plays Role in Statewide Preparedness Workshop for Regional Staff
08/08/2014
The state’s Senior Advisory Committee, composed of state leadership from homeland security and public health and medical preparedness, is happy to announce the launch of the State Homeland Security Strategy....read more
Emergency Health and Responder Safety Training and Materials
07/28/2014
The nation depends on emergency responders to preserve the public’s safety and health when disasters strike. To successfully meet this challenge, emergency responders must be protected....read more
Online Crisis Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) training
07/14/2014
CTP recieved news of updated Risk Communication training via our DSLR Friday Update. The CDC unveiled its updated, online training course for Crisis Emergency Risk Communication (CERC). ...read more
Presentations and Materials from the 2014 Preparedness Conference
06/02/2014
Here at CTP, we would like to take a minute to thank all of our presenters and all of those who were in attendance at the 2014 Preparedness Conference......read more
FEMA Unveils First Annual PrepareAthon
03/20/2014
Charleston, WVa.—This month, FEMA will begin to unveil its new PrepareAthon campaign, a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience. ...read more
WV Center for Threat Preparedness and Disaster Summit Conference
03/13/2014
WV Center for Threat Preparedness and Disaster Summit Conference. Save the date...read more
Winter Storm Expected: Be Prepared
03/02/2014
Winter Storm Expected: Be Prepared. State Health Officer stresses the importance of preparedness....read more
Carbon Monoxide Detector Use Encouraged; Saves Lives
02/14/2014
Press Release Carbon Monoxide Detector Use Encouraged; Saves Lives...read more
Normal Saline IV Solution supply situation.
01/31/2014
For information about the Normal Saline IV Solution supply please read more....read more
2013 West Virginia Public Health & Medical Preparedness Conference
03/21/2013
Tuesday, May 21 - Thursday, May 23, 2013...read more
Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment To Be Used by Healthcare Workers During Management of Patients with Ebola Virus D

The following procedures provide detailed guidance on the types of personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used and on the processes for donning......read more

 
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