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Are You Prepared for Hurricane Hermine?

Posted by on September 2nd, 2016 0 comments

Weather reports are calling for Hurricane Hermine to possibly cause flooding and damage in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast over the course of the Labor Day weekend, and possibly into next week. In response to the recent severe flooding in Louisiana, the National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC) has updated the pertinent… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, In the Region



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National Preparedness Month

Posted by on September 1st, 2016 0 comments

September is National Preparedness Month. MAR and the National Library of Medicine have classes to help you get your home, workplace and community prepared for emergencies. Webinars: Collaborations between Libraries and Disaster Organizations: Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 1:30 pm ET Registration details removed. Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education



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Collaborations between Libraries and Disaster Organizations Webinar

Posted by on August 31st, 2016 0 comments

When: Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 1:30 pm ET The Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone. In this upcoming session: Tania Bardyn and her team from the University of Washington Health Sciences Library will present about their current Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project. The Library, in partnership with… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education



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New webinar series: NN/LM Resource Picks

Posted by on August 26th, 2016 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine invites you to join us for a new bimonthly webinar series: NN/LM Resource Picks. Every two months, we will highlight National Library of Medicine resources. Learn about NLM resources directly from NN/LM and NLM staff! First up: Don’t Wait, Communicate About Disaster Preparedness! September 28, 2016 3-4pm ET… Read More »

Posted in: @ the RML, Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education



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Updated Self-Paced Disaster Information Specialization Courses

Posted by on August 25th, 2016 0 comments

One of the core competencies of disaster medicine is knowing how to “identify authoritative sources for information in a disaster or public health emergency” (Source: National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health). Librarians and information professionals with this competency can support their communities with high-quality information throughout the disaster cycle of mitigation, preparedness, response,… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Education



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World Humanitarian Day

Posted by on August 19th, 2016 0 comments

Today, August 19, 2016, we honor humanitarian aid workers who stand on the front lines and deliver assistance to those in need. Are you a humanitarian aid worker? Check out the Center for Disease Control (CDC) section on traveler’s health, with a special page dedicated to humanitarian aid workers. Here you will find a vast… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Outreach, Public Health



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Tips for Retaining and Caring for Staff after a Disaster

Posted by on August 18th, 2016 0 comments

When disasters strike, the ripple effects are significant. Survivors may be injured or displaced, or may have loved ones in similar situations. Healthcare providers and staff who maintain facility operations are no exception, and yet they are a critical component of the response phase and expected to care not only for their own loved ones,… Read More »

Posted in: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness, Health Professionals



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CMS Bulletins

Posted by on June 17th, 2016 0 comments

ASPR TRACIE is sharing information released today from CMS Bulletins for Medicare Providers and for Medicaid Private Market with guidance on Zika virus. Please see below for more information.   CMS Bulletin for Medicare Providers: The bulletin will serve to inform Medicaid agencies and interested stakeholders about how Medicaid services and authorities can help states and territories… Read More »

Posted in: Clinical Alerts, Disaster / Emergency Preparedness

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