Public Health Practices: Enhancing Emergency Preparedness & Response
Public Health Practices
Enhancing Emergency Preparedness & Response
ASTHO - The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Evaluating Preparedness

Evaluating Preparedness of At-Risk Populations

Using the Online Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response to Enhance the Quality of Care for Diverse Populations (OMH)

Recent tragedies such as the Haiti earthquake, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and September 11th have demonstrated that minorities suffer disproportionately during all stages of a disaster....

Adapting the Healthy Development Measurement Tool to Post-Disaster Planning Initiatives (TX)

Hurricane Ike damaged or destroyed 70% of Galveston, Texas’ residential and commercial buildings when it struck the barrier island in September 2008. Pre-storm poverty levels and poor health and...

Community Connectors (OR)

The Community Connectors program is a model for how emergency response planners can develop relationships and open lines of communication with diverse members of their community prior to an emergency...

Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for Community Health Centers and Community Practice Sites

Columbia University's Emergency Preparedness Toolkit provides streamlined information, tools, and templates to encourage continuity of operations planning for Community Health Centers (CHCs) from...

Equity in Emergency Response Communications Toolkit (WA)

An expansive web site created by the Public Health-Seattle & King County Advanced Practice Center describes a collaboration between the health department and community-based organizations to...

Public Health Emergency Exercise Toolkit (NY)

The Public Health Emergency Exercise Toolkit was developed by the Columbia University School of Nursing to guide local public health agency staff in conducting emergency drills and exercises. The...

Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, and Group Homes (MD)

The Montgomery County (MD) Advanced Practice Center developed the Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Group Homes to provide preparedness guidance for...

Deaf Smart Disaster Planning Workshop

Several organizations in northeast Minnesota held a day-long workshop to encourage preparedness among members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities. The health department and its emergency...

Assessment for Organizations Serving People with Developmental Disabilities (National)

The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) developed the NASDDDS Emergency Response Preparedness Self-Assessment Instrument in collaboration with the...