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Jan

17

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Managerial Perspectives on the Role of Public Libraries in Disaster Response

Posted by on January 17th, 2018 0 comments

Disaster Info Specialist Program Webinar from DIMRC February 8, 2018 1:30pm ET Speaker: Michal Linder Zarankin, PhD, Adjunct Faculty at Virginia Tech The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Boulder recently posted a summary by Dr. Linder Zarankin outlining her research on how public service organizations, specifically libraries, perceive their roles in disaster response. In… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Library, Webinars

Dec

08

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Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke

Posted by on December 8th, 2017 0 comments

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dry conditions in parts of the United States increase the potential for wildfires in or near wilderness areas. Stay alert for wildfire warnings and take action to protect yourself and your family from wildfire smoke. MedlinePlus links also provided.

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health

Nov

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Self-paced course: Packing Your Digital Go Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device

Posted by on November 20th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

The NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has developed a self-paced, online course: Packing Your Digital Go Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device. This one hour course features key resources that responders and disaster/emergency preparedness professionals may want to install on their mobile devices as part of their preparedness activities. It describes… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, National Library of Medicine News

Nov

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Winter Storm Safety Tips and Resources

Posted by on November 16th, 2017 0 comments

The National Weather Service has developed a number of Winter Weather Safety Resources to help people stay safe before, during, and after a winter storm. You will find useful information presented in multiple ways, including infographics (such as the one below), quizzes, presentations, news posts, and much more.

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Websites

Oct

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Community Health Resilience Tools

Posted by on October 23rd, 2017 0 comments

The Community Health Resilience Initiative is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of Health Affairs and supported by the Department of Health and Human Services. This public and private sector collaboration has a goal to develop a practical toolkit to strengthen community health resilience. Their website has a wide variety of resources… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness

Sep

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Cleanup After Flooding

Posted by on September 28th, 2017 0 comments

The AgriSafe Network is a organization representing health and safety professionals who strive to reduce health disparities found among the agricultural community. Here is their resources page on safe cleanup after flooding. Floodwater can be contaminated by pollutants, sewage, pesticides, and more. While health isn’t always the first concern after a flood, protecting health is a high… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

Sep

26

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Recursos en español: Huracán Maria; Terremoto en la Ciudad de México

Posted by on September 26th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Huracán Maria La guía de información para la salud en desastres, Huracanes 2017, de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina se ha actualizado para incluir recursos específicos para los huracanes María, Irma y Harvey. Recursos en español para el huracán Maria Huracán Maria (Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades) Huracán Maria (FEMA) Búsquedas de… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News, Websites

Sep

22

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Emergency Access Initiative activated for libraries affected by recent disasters

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

NLM and Publishers Launch Emergency Access Initiative, Granting Free Access to Books and Journals for Libraries Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Expanded to Include Hurricane Maria and the Earthquakes in Mexico The National Library of Medicine (NLM) activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) on September 15th in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, National Library of Medicine News

Sep

20

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Caring for Responders and Survivors During and After Disasters

Posted by on September 20th, 2017 0 comments

Here are several resources and Apps that address the affect on staff, responders and survivors involved in a disaster and how to help them. Tips for Retaining and Caring for Staff after a Disaster  This document was produced by the HHS Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Technical Resources, Assistance… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General

Sep

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Communicating in an Emergency

Posted by on September 20th, 2017 0 comments

Learn how to communicate clearly during an emergency using words that people will understand. Tips from the We Love Health Literacy Blog “It is  on us to make sure important safety messages are clear to consumers — before, during, and after an emergency.” Here is what  we need to keep in mind when we’re communicating… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General

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