Author: Jenna Hillhouse

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In Focus: Extreme Heat

New In Focus now available on Extreme Heat. From Ready.gov: Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above...

Native American women at Women's Day March

In Focus: Violence Against Indigenous Persons

New In Focus now available on Violence Against Indigenous Persons. From the Association on American Indian Affairs: Domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, homicide, stalking, and sex trafficking disproportionately affect Indigenous peoples. The focus has been on Indigenous women and girls, but these issues also affect indigenous men and boys. These...

In Focus: Workplace Violence

New In Focus now available on Workplace Violence, with resources that address the threat or action of “physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site.” (OSHA) According the Bureau f Labor Statistics,  there were 458 fatal workplace injuries in 2017 that were results of...

In Focus: Human Trafficking

New In Focus now available on Human Trafficking, with resources that address this crime which affects millions of men, women, and children every year in countries around the world, including the United States. According the International Labour Organization,  “At any given time in 2016, an estimated 40.3 million people are in modern slavery, including 24.9 million...