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Sep

28

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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

20

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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

Sep

07

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CDC Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms Information

Posted by on September 7th, 2017 0 comments

The CDC maintains Environmental Health and Natural Disasters and Severe Weather pages such as Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms. There are links to information on Safe Cleanup after Hurricane Harvey and Get tips to keep you and your family safe after a hurricane. Information on before and after a hurricane, resources for families, and information… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, Public Health

Aug

31

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Public Health Emergency: Hurricane Harvey 2017

Posted by on August 31st, 2017 0 comments

From the Public Health Emergency (PHE) website. PHE is the  public health and medical emergency support for a nation prepared. This site has topics such as food and water safety , cleaning-up from the storm, resources for professionals and the latest information from the HHS. This site will give you the latest and up-to-date information… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General

Aug

31

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AHRQ Provides Resources To Aid Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Posted by on August 31st, 2017 0 comments

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) In  support of federal efforts to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey, AHRQ has reissued a pair of resources to help public health officials and clinicians ensure that patients receive medical services under challenging circumstances. The Surge Toolkit and Facility Checklist provides practical tools for opening shuttered… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General

Aug

29

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Healthcare Ready Disaster-Response Tools

Posted by on August 29th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

Healthcare Ready has two pharmacy-related tools to help the public in preparing for and responding to disasters. RxOpen displays locations of pharmacies and whether their statuses are open, closed, or unknown. Rx on the Run is a template you can use to create a wallet card to document prescriptions and other medical information so you… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health, Websites

Aug

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Disaster resources from NLM and SAMHSA

Posted by on August 29th, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine has a number of resources for emergency and disaster preparedness and response: Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe NNLM Webinar September 21, 2017 at 11am CT Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Includes resources specific to many types of populations such as… Read More »

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

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