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September is National Preparedness Month!

Posted by on August 20th, 2018 Posted in: Announcements, Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Education & Training, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Events, NLM Resources, Public Health

Every September, National Preparedness Month reminds us to take time to prepare for disasters, which can happen any time. This year’s theme is Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Each week in September, NLM’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) will distribute email messages highlighting NLM, NIH, and other government resources that will assist everyone in learning how to prepare for disasters. In addition, DIMRC will host a webinar September 20, at 10:30am PDT entitled Planning for Disaster: Partnerships Ensure Continuity of Operations. It will feature speakers from DIMRC along with Ann Holman from Darnall Medical Library, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Also, the recording and slides are now available from the August 9 Disaster Information Specialist webinar Data Management in Disasters & Public Health Emergencies, featuring National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow Nicole Strayhorn, who discussed the results of her project to identify open data sources and data sharing policies used during disasters and public health emergencies. Access the recording and slides, as well as a handout of all the links mentioned during the webinar, by visiting the DIMRC website. And finally, follow DIMRC on Twitter to stay prepared all year long!

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Alan Carr is the Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, based at UCLA.

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