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“EmergencyThe MMS and its Committee on Preparedness work to enhance the health care system’s capacity to prepare for, detect, and respond to the consequences of natural disasters, terrorism and other health emergencies.

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  • Health and Medical Response to Active Shooter and Bombing Events June 22, 2016

    This 19-page document examines some of the issues and potential best practices during responses to terrorist incidents, including mass shootings and bombings, and serves as a prompt for responders and planners to consider areas where their community could address potential gaps. Preventing these...

  • If You See Something, Say Something November 20, 2015

    If You See Something, Say Something™ is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.

  • Stop the Bleed November 20, 2015

    Stop the Bleed is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives. No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene.  A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore...

  • Preparing for Infectious Disease in a Disaster and Beyond Agenda May 27, 2015

    Presentations and videos from the Preparing for Infectious Disease in a Disaster and Beyond event held on May 27, 2015.

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Question 4: The Devil is in the Details

RR Question 4 Details

Read about the 24-page ballot initiative, and why it’s bad for public health.

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Health Risks of Recreational Marijuana

RR 2 Health RisksEmerging clinical evidence and reports of public health impacts from other states.

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Resources on Recreational Marijuana

RR 3 ResourcesDownloadable resources for physicians and patients and links to reports and organizations with education and information about recreational marijuana.

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Physician FocusWatch videos from the monthly MMS TV program that covers a wide variety of health care topics.

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