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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

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

By Julie Looper Coats on December 14, 2016

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: Best Practices, Parenting, Health & Safety

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Protect Yourself in an Earthquake: The Great ShakeOut!

By Julie Looper Coats on October 10, 2016

Drop! Cover! Hold On!

These three, simple steps can help you protect yourself during an earthquake. Federal, state, and local emergency management experts and other official preparedness organizations all agree that this is the appropriate action and steps to take in order to reduce injury and death during earthquakes.

Topics: Best Practices, Health & Safety

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Children and Zika: What Child Care Providers Need to Know

By Julie Looper Coats on June 16, 2016

Child care providers have a unique role to play when it comes to being prepared for many types of hazards and emergencies.

Topics: Best Practices, Health & Safety

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May 15-21 is Designated as Hurricane Preparedness Week

By Julie Looper Coats on May 16, 2016

 

U.S. Army Sgt. Lee Savoy lifts a child into a boat for evacuation from a flood caused by Hurricane Isaac in La Place, La. in 2012.

Topics: Systems Building, Health & Safety

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May is Asthma Awareness Month

By Julie Looper Coats on April 29, 2016

 

Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Topics: Best Practices, Health & Safety

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The Tragic Truth About Vehicular Heatstroke

By Julie Looper Coats on August 18, 2014

You’ve seen it on the news. Every year as temperatures across the country rise, quiet children are forgotten in hot cars. The result is serious injury or death and families that are changed forever.

Topics: Systems Building, Best Practices, Health & Safety

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