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GMR Preparedness and Response

Hardin Library

National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region

Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
600 Newton Road
Iowa City, IA 52242
GMR contact: Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian

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Are You Prepared?

NNLM GMR provides assistance to our members in preparing for, and responding to, disasters or localized emergencies. GMR staff are available to assist with emergency preparedness and response activities, from risk assessment to training and developing a disaster plan.

This guide serves as an online collection of resources and tools that are relevant to disaster and emergency preparedness. If you would like to learn more about emergency preparedness resources, or explore training opportunities that are available through NNLM, please contact us! We are here to assist you in learning about the wealth of biomedical and health information available through the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

What_to_doRadiation Emergencies - What should I do?

The false alert sent to everyone in Hawaii on last week caused panic and alarm. Now that it is clear there is no immediate threat, we might use that unfortunate incident as a reminder to prepare for all types of hazards and emergencies.

Do you know what to do in the case of a radiation emergency? The CDC created a simple, clear public message for what to do after a nuclear detonation.

Our sister region, Pacific Southwest, has a great news post, Resources Addressing Radiation Emergencies. Check it out.