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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



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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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Fact sheets on winter health dangers

Posted by on January 31st, 2017 0 comments

APHA’s Get Ready campaign has fact sheets on winter storms, cold weather safety, and cold and flu. The PDF documents are available in English and Spanish. Not familiar with APHA Get Ready? This American Public Health Association (APHA) campaign “helps Americans prepare themselves, their families, and their communities for all disasters and hazards, including pandemic flu,… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Health



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Effects of Severe Weather on Behavioral Health

Posted by on January 31st, 2017 0 comments

A recent SAMHSA newsletter article discusses the impact of severe weather on mental health. The piece includes some “disaster mental health tips” and links to resources to help communities develop “thoughtful approaches that consider behavioral health preparations and responses to severe storms and other disasters.”

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Mental Health, Public Health



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Glossaries at SIS: Terminology for HIV/AIDS, Disasters, Toxicology and More

Posted by on January 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Whenever you learn about a new health topic, you’ll need to become familiar with a new set of terms related to the topic, which is when a glossary may come in handy. Specialized Information Services at the National Library of Medicine provides access to glossaries covering a range of health topics, from HIV/AIDS to disaster-related terminology: HIV/AIDS:… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News



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Stay Safe During Hunting Season

Posted by on September 26th, 2016 0 comments

For many parts of the United States, fall is hunting season. has tips for hunters and non-hunters to stay safe in the woods this time of year. Spotlight: Safety During Hunting Season:

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Rural



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Updated Disaster Information Specialization Courses

Posted by on September 15th, 2016 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is updating disaster health information courses and formatting them for self-paced study online. Two updated courses are now available (see below). By the end of the year, there will be four more courses: US Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies; Information Roles in Disaster Management; A… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health



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New Disaster Resources for K-12

Posted by on September 7th, 2016 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Specialized Information Services (SIS) K-12 team compiled a list of resources to teach K-12 students about disasters and disaster preparedness. You’ll find lesson plans, activity sheets, and age-appropriate information on drought, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tornadoes, wildfires, and general disaster recovery and preparedness. For the list of resources, visit the… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Emergency Preparedness, Mental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Public Library



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Flood Safety Tips

Posted by on August 17th, 2016 0 comments

Due to the recent flooding disaster in the southern states these resources may be helpful to review. From the CDC – Flood home page and Flood Safety MedlinePlus topic page with information in multiple languages Floods FEMA home page Louisiana Floods

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General



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Protecting kids from Zika

Posted by on July 18th, 2016 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control has information for parents about Zika, including printable fact sheets and kid-friendly activity books. Zika – Parents:  

Posted in: Children and Teens, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health

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