Emergency and Disaster Resources

Emergency and Disaster Resources


Introduction
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This guide serves as an online collection of resources and tools that are relevant to disaster and emergency management. If you would like to learn more about emergency preparedness resources, or explore training opportunities that are available through NNLM, find and contact your region for more information!

MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus is the National Library of Medicine’s website for patients and their families and friends with information about diseases, conditions and wellness in plain language. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Source: National Library of Medicine

 

Ready.gov (Listo en español)
Questions and items for consideration when developing a preparedness plan, including publications, checklists, videos, and tool kits for community outreach.

Source:  U.S. Department of Homeland Security

State and Federal Resources
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA Helpline: 1-800-621-3362

Write to FEMA:

FEMA
P.O. Box 10055
Hyattsville, MD 20782-8055

FEMA is comprised of 10 regions in the continental U.S. and territories. Each region has a regional office that work directly with states, territories, and tribes. Please note the regional and state designation under FEMA is different from the regional/state designation under the Network of the National Library of Medicine.

FEMA Region 1

FEMA Region 2

FEMA Region 3

FEMA Region 4

FEMA Region 5

FEMA Region 6

FEMA Region 7

FEMA Region 8

FEMA Region 9 

FEMA Region 10

Preparedness, Response and Recovery
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This resource page is in three sections covering:

  • Preparedness-Planning, training and education

    • Example: Developing disaster plans for what to do, where to go and who to call.

    • Example: Creating supply lists and emergency kits.

  • Response-Immediately after an emergency when normal life has been interupted

    • Example: Putting emergency plans into action.

    • Example: Taking action to protect yourself, family and others.

  • Recovery-Getting back to normal

    • Example: Preventing or reducing stress-related illnesses.

    • Example: Rebuiliding damaged infrastructure.

All phases are connected and influence each other. We recommend that you review your plans regularly, at least annually.

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Preparedness

MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus is the National Library of Medicine’s website for patients and their families and friends with information about diseases, conditions and wellness in plain language. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Vulnerable Populations

Resources for “at-risk populations” whose needs are not fully addressed by traditional service providers or who feel they cannot comfortably or safely use the standard resources offered during preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.

Printable Guides

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Recovery

Rebuilding

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

DisasterAssistance.gov

Coping with Disasters

Coping with Disasters: MedlinePlus (En Español) (NLM)

Disaster Distress Help Line (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrtion (SAMHSA))

Recovering from a Disaster (SAMHSA)

Reunification of Family in the US and US Territories (Red Cross)

Printable Guides

Training Opportunities
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Other Trainings

In Case of Emergencies: Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning 

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Medical Library Association (MLA) awards a Disaster Information Specialization certificate for completion of a series of courses and other activities.

Source: Medical Library Association

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) Training (Ready.gov)
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills.

Source: FEMA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

ASPR Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (ASPR TRACIE)
Find trainings, toolkits, technical resources and more from trusted sources including the CDC, HHS, and FEMA.

Source:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response Toolkit

The toolkit is made up of a series of 6 modules that compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing emergency planning, response, and recovery efforts in rural communities across the United States.

Source: Rural Health Information Hub