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Ascension LibTip Disaster Preparedness Resources

This list, prepared by the Ascension Sacred Heart's Medical Librarian from other sources, is provided for information only. Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of Ascension Health of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities. Further, Ascension does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites. This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site. Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning. 31 March 2023 MASH

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - Children and Disasters

This AAP website provides information on equitable disaster planning and management for children of all ages.

American Hospital Association (AHA) - Emergency Readiness

The AHA provides links to resources that can aid hospitals in emergency situations.

American Medical Association (AMA) - Public Health

This AMA website offers physicians tools they may need to face challenges from cancer to COVID-19, vaccinations to tobacco use, and so much more.

American Public Health Association (APHA) - Get Ready

This updated APHA website helps American prepare for all disasters and hazards, including flu, infectious diseases, natural disasters and other emergencies.  It includes information on preventing coronavirus, the flu, fact sheets on people with disabilities, and keeping pets safe in an emergency.

American Red Cross

Provides information on disaster preparedness such as wildfires.  Information about donating blood.  And being a volunteer in a disaster, at a blood drive, or being a digital advocate.

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) - Emergency Preparedness

Provides links to information on a variety of topics from natural disasters to pandemics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 CDC - Bioterrorism

 CDC - Emergency Preparedness & Response

 CDC - National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)

 CDC - National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)

 CDC - National Center for Emergency and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)

 CDC - Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

 CDC - Hurricanes

Department of Energy (DOE)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory -

Advice for Safeguarding Buildings Against Chemical or Biological Attack

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - - Hurricanes

Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP)

DAIP provides survivors with information, support, services, and means to access and            apply for disaster assistance.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)  

Environmental Protection Agency - Chemicals and Toxics Topics

Food and Drug Administration - Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)

FDA - Bioterrorism and Drug Preparedness

FDA - Emergency Preparedness - Drugs

FDA - National Disaster Preparedness and Response - Drugs

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Center for Health Security

International Association for Disaster Preparedness and Response (DERA)

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

MedlinePlus - Disaster Preparation and Recovery

MedlinePlus - Biodefense and Bioterrorism

Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) 

National Weather Service

 Virtual Biosecurity Center