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Certain disasters end quickly, while others affect large populations for an extended period of time. Disasters can have physical, mental, and emotional consequences. Each person prepares and responds differently to a disaster; however, children are at increased risk during and after a disaster for a variety of reasons. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), has… Read More »
HHS’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and Office for Civil Rights recently developed a plain language checklist to help emergency responders provide services to individuals with limited English proficiency and individuals with disabilities during response and recovery efforts.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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