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National Public Health Week: Be the healthiest nation in one generation

April 11, 2014 College News - The American Public Health Association champions the health of all people and communities. The MCW Global Health Program is pleased to share a common interest to “strengthen the profession of public health; foster understanding, engagement and support for key public health issues; and directly influence public policy to improve global health.”

Communities from our neighborhoods of Milwaukee to nations of the world need to band together to take a stance to make sure everyone can have bright, healthy futures. Global public health professionals can lead the way by helping to identify resources and information available to keep everyone healthy and safe.

Going somewhere? Use these great MCW and national resources to help stay healthy wherever you travel. MCW travel resources:

  • Schedule an appointment at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin International Travelers Clinic for information and vaccinations before you travel. Visit their website for contact information, hours, and location: http://www.froedtert.com/travel-medicine
     
  • Learn more about your employee benefits package, coverage and services. The TravelConnect program provides your travel insurance needs. Traveling with MEDEX offers 24 hours a day, seven days a week assistance.

National travel resources:

  • Learn the facts about your travel destination before you go with the CIA World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
     
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Travelers’ Health: Learn important health information to help prepare for your abroad experience to stay safe and healthy. Visit their website to find your destination country: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/
     
  • U.S. State Department Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP): Get informed about emergencies near your area while abroad. This is a free service for individuals traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. For more information, or to create an account please visit: https://step.state.gov/STEP/Index.aspx Find the contact information for the nearest U.S. Embassy where you are going, and what to do in case of an emergency: http://www.usembassy.gov/index.html

Have any safe travel questions? Contact Tifany Frazer, Global Health Program Manager, 955-4763 or tfrazer@mcw.edu.

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