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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

29

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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

Aug

29

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ASPR Hurricane and Disaster Resources

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

ASPR has developed multiple resources to help guide disaster preparedness and response. These resources are available via the ASPR TRACIE homepage. Hurricane Harvey 2017 Mental & Behavioral Health Staying Safe after the Storm Cleaning up from the Storm Resources for Professionals and many others… Hurricane Resources at Your Fingertips (ASPR TRACIE) Lessons Learned by Profession/Facilities… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

Jul

24

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Solar Eclipses: Planning Resources for Local Emergency Healthcare Providers

Posted by on July 24th, 2017 0 comments

To address planning and response concerns and help local emergency healthcare providers plan for the many gatherings to watch the solar eclipse on August 21st, the HHS ASPR TRACIE team compiled Solar Eclipses: Planning Resources with links to “fact sheets, checklists, locally-developed guidance documents, and news articles on eye safety, injury treatment, and planned mass gatherings… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

May

02

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Best Practices for Social Media in Disaster Planning Exercises

Posted by on May 2nd, 2017 0 comments

The Department of Homeland Security released, Best Practices for Incorporating Social Media into Exercises, a report regarding the use of social media in emergency preparedness exercises. “This report discusses how agencies and organizations can integrate social media into exercises, provides suggestions for the planning processes and methods for conducting the exercise and evaluation, and lists… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

May

02

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Hurricane Preparedness Week

Posted by on May 2nd, 2017 0 comments

To prepare for Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 7-13), check out some recently updated guides from the Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC). Hurricanes and Typhoons Information Guide Floods Information Guide To stay up-to-date on topics like this, join the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB listserv.

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health

Apr

20

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Get Ready for Tornado Season

Posted by on April 20th, 2017 0 comments

In the April 18, 2017 NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Stacey Arnesen and Florence Chang from the NLM Specialized Information Services share tornado and disaster preparedness resources. They also highlight the role librarians have played during emergencies: information first responders.

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, National Library of Medicine News

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