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

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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....

In 2009, the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) identified a need to simultaneously treat multiple stable fire and inhalation victims who require oxygen, whether due to a previous medical condition or as...

Emergency Preparedness Guide for Dialysis Patients (Region: NJ, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands)

The Emergency Preparedness Guide offers helpful emergency preparedness recommendations for individuals who require ongoing dialysis. Specifically, the guide discusses how to function during an...

Women and Infants Service Package (WISP) (National)

The Women and Infants Service Package (WISP) was developed in 2007 by the National Working Group for Women and Infant Needs in Emergencies in the United States. It addresses the rationale, goals, and...

Public Health and Faith-based Organizations Partner to Offer Food and Vaccine to the Homeless (SC, CA, FL)

Local health departments in South Carolina, Florida, and California partnered with area shelters to bring vaccine to homeless and low-income residents. Although homeless people were not explicitly...

H1N1 Vaccine Clinics for Medically Fragile Children (RI)

The Rhode Island State Health Department began holding H1N1 vaccination clinics for medically fragile children, who are defined as children with severe neurological illnesses or other severe chronic...

Guide for Including People with Disabilities in Disaster Preparedness Planning

The guide provides recommendations and tools for people with many different types of disabilities. The guide includes sections on outreach and identification, planning, communication, evacuation, and...

Diabetes Disaster Preparedness Guide (NJ)

Hunterdon Healthcare System developed a Diabetes Disaster Preparedness Guide for diabetes patients who must manage their condition during an emergency. The guide is intended to be used by patients...

Agency Emergency Plan - COOP planning for CBOs (CA)

CARD, Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters, is based in Oakland, California. They develop clear, practical preparedness resources specifically for community organizations. These include...

Closed Dispensing Site Guide (MN)

The Closed Dispensing Site Workbook is designed to help community organizations become closed dispensing sites to administer medication to their staff and/or clients during an emergency. The workbook...

Pandemic Influenza Planning Guide for CBOs (MN)

The Emergency Preparedness for Community Based Organizations (CBOs) Workgroup created a planning guide to facilitate preparedness activities for community-based organizations providing services to...

Special Needs Task Force and Registry (NC)

New Hanover County, North Carolina, built and maintained a voluntary special needs emergency registry through their Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). The registry was initiated in 1997...

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...

Push Partner Registry (OR)

The Push Partner Registry (PPR) is a five-county public health partnership with community-based organizations to dispense medications to at-risk populations during an emergency. The intent of the...

Workbook for Healthcare Providers in Rural Communities (TX)

A workbook developed by the USA Center for Rural Public Health Preparedness and the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health promotes strategies for engaging rural healthcare providers in all-...

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