resources related to emergency preparedness
ASPH Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competency Model - Proposed national standard of behaviorally-based, observable skills for the workforce to prepare for and respond to all-hazards scenarios. In keeping with the National Response Framework and Target Capabilities List, all-hazards includes terrorist attacks, natural disasters, emerging infectious disease, health emergencies, environmental threats, and/or other major events such as chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, high-yield explosives (CBRNE), and food and agriculture events.
Disaster Information Management Research Center - Created by the National Library of Medicine to aid the nation’s disaster management efforts. DIMRC is tasked with the effective collection, organization, and dissemination of health information for natural, accidental, or deliberate disasters
NACCHO Advanced Practice Centers Toolkit - Free resources from the Advanced Practice Centers (APC) to help local health departments strengthen their bioterrorism planning and response capability.
Radiation Event Medical Management (REMM) - Guidance on the clinical diagnosis and treatment of mass casualty radiological/nuclear events for health care providers. Can be downloaded to PC or Mac. Also available for Blackberry, Palm OS, iPod and Windows Mobile.
Ready or Not? Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism. 10th ed. - From the Trust for America's Health
Resolve to be Ready | Ready.gov - The Ready Campaign would like to make an emergency preparedness resolution easy to keep by providing the tools and resources needed to take four important steps: be informed about the different types of emergencies that can happen in your area and their appropriate responses, make a family communications plan, build an emergency kit, and get involved in community preparedness.
Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - Search tool for freely available online resources. From the Disaster Information Management Research Center.
WebWiser - As above except accessed using a web browser like Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.
HealthMap | Global Health, Local Knowledge - HealthMap is a data visualization of disease outbreaks in real time. The map brings together disparate data sources, including online news aggregators, eyewitness reports, expert-curated discussions and validated official reports, to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. Through an automated process, updating 24/7/365, the system monitors, organizes, integrates, filters, visualizes and disseminates online information about emerging diseases in nine languages, facilitating early detection of global public health threats.
Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors - PDF download
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Response Template Toolkit: Introduction - Features public education materials that disaster behavioral health response programs can use to create resources for reaching people affected by a disaster. The Template Toolkit includes print, website, audio, video, and multimedia materials that disaster behavioral health response programs can use to provide outreach, psycho-education, and recovery news for disaster survivors.