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Aug

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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

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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

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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

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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

Jan

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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

Jan

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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

Jan

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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

Sep

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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. Recreation.gov has tips for hunters and non-hunters to stay safe in the woods this time of year. Spotlight: Safety During Hunting Season: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/rd10

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Rural

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