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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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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 »
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.
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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