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American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Preparedness Guide for Disasters and Emergencies

Posted by on September 19th, 2018 0 comments

With the hurricane season upon us, this nine-page guide from the AAFP will help you create plans for personal preparedness. Included in the guide are checklists, inventories, and a preparedness assessment. Topics include: creating a disaster, evacuation and communication’s plan, preparations for financial needs, such as making sure you have cash on hand, and recovering… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General



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Plan Ahead for Disasters

Posted by on August 14th, 2018 0 comments

September is National Preparedness Month and provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Take time to learn lifesaving skills − such as CPR and first aid, check your… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Emergency Preparedness



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CDC CERC Webinar on Psychology of a Crisis in June

Posted by on May 29th, 2018 0 comments

The CDC’s CERC (Crisis & Emergency Risk Communication) webinar on the Psychology of a Crisis addresses how people process information differently during a crisis on June 5th.

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Mental Health, Webinars



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Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for Rural Communities

Posted by on April 9th, 2018 0 comments

Emergency Preparedness and Recovery: A Toolkit for Rural Communities is a publication from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association. Focused on disaster recovery in rural communities, this toolkit is the product of a grant from the American Planning Association in which recipients focused on a high priority project in their community that emphasized… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Rural



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CDC’s Emergency Partners Newsletter

Posted by on April 6th, 2018 0 comments

CDC’s Emergency Partners newsletter provides updates, resources, and useful tips to subscribers interested in emergency preparedness and CDC’s emergency responses.

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health



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Increasing Senior Resilience Toolkit

Posted by on January 26th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

This 61-page toolkit’s purpose, is to enable those involved in aging-in-place assistance and disaster resilience to help those older adults in need, to recover and thrive from both natural and man-made disasters. It takes these two complementary fields and brings them together to assist those who may not be able to help themselves after disaster… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Emergency Preparedness, Public Health, Senior



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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



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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



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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



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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

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