This resource offers training for community based organizations and workers in the aftermath of natural disasters. It includes educational materials as well as trainer guides and tools.
Blog post from the U.S. Department of Labor highlighting common hazards during hurricane cleanup as well as links to additional readings.
Information on keeping food and water safe for consumption and best hygiene practices in the face of disasters.
Offers tips about potential hazards and protective strategies during disaster cleanup.
This page highlights important tools for clinicians as well as diagnoses to consider when caring for disaster-affected patients.
United for Puerto Rico is an initiative brought forth by the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló, in collaboration with the private sector, with the purpose of providing aid and support to those affected in Puerto Rico by the passage of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane María. 100% of the proceeds will go to helping the victims afteced by these natural disasters in Puerto Rico.
This site includes various helpful links including information on health hazards, mold remediation, respirator use, and related policy information.
Comprehensive flood information including links to preparedness and response/recovery pages.
Comprehensive hurricane information including links to preparedness and response/recovery pages.
"To assist health centers in obtaining Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding for damaged or destroyed facilities, Capital Link has developed Hurricane Recovery Resources for Health Centers, supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration."
A resource by the CDC highlighting the symptoms and signs of carbon monoxide poisoning, which is often a cause of illness and death after a natural disaster.
"Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, poisonous gas that can cause sudden illness and death if present in sufficient concentration in the ambient air. When power outages occur during emergencies such as hurricanes or winter storms, the use of alternative sources of fuel or electricity for heating, cooling, or cooking can cause CO to build up in a home, garage, or camper and poison the people and animals inside." - CDC
Migrant Health Issues Monograph series regarding Disaster Relief for migrant populations.
- migrantdisaster.pdf (57.33 KB)
The Workbook provides a process that can support state, local,and tribal planners as they advance in their efforts to reach all populations—and specifically, special populations—in day-today communication and during crisis or emergency situations.
The Workbook is divided into three primary sections, each representing a major stage in the process of communicating with special populations,and provides a baseline of research plus selected resources that should substantially reduce the work required of health departments to begin this process.
Link to HRSA's Emergency Response website with comprehensive emergency preparedness information including 15 all-hazards planning scenarios (the National Planning Scenarios or Scenarios)for use in national, Federal, State, and local homeland security preparedness activities. The Scenarios are planning tools and are representative of the range of potential terrorist attacks and natural disasters and the related impacts that face our nation.
Link to APHA's Get Ready Campaign website with comprehensive information regarding potential influenza pandemic including several useful full-color brochures/handouts and other free materials.
Use these free materials from APHA to help Americans prepare themselves, their families and their communities for all public health hazards they may face, including disasters, pandemic flu or other emerging infectious diseases. Share them with those you care about, or pass them out in your community!
Link to the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services website with comprehensive information on emergency preparedness, repsonse, recovery, training, etc.
Homeland security website that provides comprehensive information on emergency preparedness as well as a variety of emergency preparedeness tools available for download.
Link is for Spanish language version of website.
Link to the American Red Cross' website in Spanish.
This Policy Information Notice (PIN) provides guidance to health centers on emergency management expectations related to planning and preparing for future emergencies.
Public Health Practices is a joint project of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota, in partnership with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).
The mission of Public Health Practices is to serve as a one-stop shop for tools and strategies to respond to the health consequences of disasters and emergencies. Materials made available on the site represent concrete preparedness and response practices from state and local health departments, government agencies at all levels, and colleges and universities.
Provides short-term relief and development assistance to economically disadvantaged people and victims of disaster throughout the world. In the United States, Operation Blessing International focuses on providing food, clothing and other material assistance to inner-city and rural families facing financial hardship.
- For_the_Women_of_Katrina.pdf (18.7 KB)