After months of Congressional hearings, hours of expert
testimony by some of the brightest minds in public health, and repeated
warnings from advocates, including NRPA, about the dangers of waiting to mount
a full-throated response to the Zika virus, Congress has taken the first step
to paying for a comprehensive effort to ZIka’s spread.
The Zika virus has been in the headlines over the past few
months and it appears that one in four Americans are or will be changing their
outdoor plans this summer as a result. This is the key finding from a poll
conducted on behalf of the National Recreation and Park Association in
The NRPA Annual Conference is quickly approaching and the Young Professional Network (YPN) is very excited to bring you another blog to help you get ready for the event. Each year thousands of park and recreation professionals come together for an amazing week filled with vast amounts of knowledge and countless memories. The week is jam packed with hundreds of educational sessions, off site institutes, networking events, an ever growing exhibit hall and most importantly a time for professionals to grow, share and learn among each other.
In an effort to improve the lives of the 53 million people
suffering from Arthritis, NRPA is working with the Centers for Disease Control
(CDC), the Arthritis Foundation, the National Association of Chronic Disease
Directors and public health advocates across the country to spread the word
that May is National Arthritis Awareness Month.
There is a significant new development regarding the
potential spread northward of the Zika virus with implications for large
portions of the United States. For the first time, according to the Pan
American Health Organization (PAHO), the Zika virus has been found in a species
of mosquito other than the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and with planning for
summer camps in full swing, now is a good time to think about how your camps
can help spot and prevent child abuse.
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