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Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC): Disaster Health Literature

The core purpose of the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is to develop and provide access to health information resources and technology for disaster and public health emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. During a disaster, decisions are made quickly, based on the information available. This session will provide a brief overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster preparedness, response, and recovery workforce.

The session will cover key sources from the U.S. National Library of Medicine® (NLM), including “Disaster Lit®: Database for Disaster Medicine and Public Health” and the “Disaster Health Information Search Guide”.

Objectives
After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Recognize when disaster health information is needed
  • Distinguish categories of disaster health information
  • Identify sources to locate disaster health information

Guest Speaker: Siobhan Champ-Blackwell is the Content Managing Editor of Disaster Lit: Database for Disaster Medicine and Public Health. She is involved in various outreach and collaboration efforts, including development and delivery of online and face-to-face training.

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This session will provide a brief overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster preparedness, response, and recovery workforce.
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NNLM Resource Picks
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Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC): Disaster Health Literature