Julie Looper Coats

Julie Looper Coats
Julie Looper Coats serves as the Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response at Child Care Aware® of America. Her professional service includes work as Senior Program Analyst for the Medical Reserve Corps project at the National Association of County and City Health Officials in Washington, D.C., where she supported Public Health Preparedness efforts across the country. Julie also has experience in emergency preparedness and response at the local level, working at the Oklahoma City – County Health Department from 2010-2014, where she managed the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps during several severe weather deployments, as well as provided support during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon and other large-scale events. Julie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management.

Recent Posts

2018 Hurricane Season: Let's Get Ready

By Julie Looper Coats on May 23, 2018

The 2018 hurricane season is almost upon us and Child Care Aware® of America wants to ensure that you and those for which you care are ready!

Topics: Best Practices, Health & Safety

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National Infant Immunization Week is Only A Week Away

By Julie Looper Coats on April 16, 2018

From April 21 – 28, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with partners, community leaders, healthcare professionals and stakeholders, will observe National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW). This annual observance highlights the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrates the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities.

Topics: Best Practices, Parenting

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Flu Season is Here: Take Precautions to Keep You and Your Loved Ones Healthy

By Julie Looper Coats on January 18, 2018

According to the CDC, getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.

Topics: Health & Safety

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Holiday Toy Safety: Making Smart Choices While Allowing Children to Have Fun

By Julie Looper Coats on December 20, 2017

The holiday season often brings an abundance of excitement for young children who anticipate receiving new toys and games. The gift givers’ tasks aren’t accomplished by simply finding and buying the wish list items—attention also needs to also be paid on ensuring that gifts are age appropriate and pose no safety hazards.

Topics: Parenting, Health & Safety

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Site Diagrams Made Easy – Do You Have One for Your Child Care Facility?

By Julie Looper Coats on December 15, 2017

An alarm rings…lights flash…you regularly practice fire drills, so you know this is the fire alarm. You need to evacuate, but what do you take with you?  Where is the closest exit?  What happens if the closest exit is blocked?  How can you evacuate yourself and your roomful of toddlers quickly and easily?

Topics: Systems Building, Best Practices, Health & Safety

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Should I stay or should I go?

By Julie Looper Coats on May 30, 2017

Not only are these catchy song lyrics, these are common questions you may ask yourself following an emergency or disaster event that affects you, your program, neighborhood, or community.

Topics: Best Practices, Health & Safety

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