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New NLM Disaster Health Information Outreach & Collaboration Projects

National Library of Medicine Funds Three New Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects

For the third year, NLM is funding projects for partnerships between libraries and organizations that have disaster-related responsibilities. The partnerships will work together to improve use of disaster medicine and public health information by librarians, health professionals, first responders, emergency planners and others responsible for disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Projects will increase the use of high-quality online resources on disaster topics including those from the National Library of Medicine.

The 2013 projects are:

City of El Paso Department of Public Health

“Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2013”

El Paso, TX

In partnership with:  Pan American Health Organization/Regional Office of the World Health Organization/U.S.- Mexico Border Office


Pacific Resources for Education and Learning

“Disaster Health Information in American Samoa”

Pago Pago, American Samoa

In partnership with:  Feleti Barstow Public Library; American Samoa Government


Texas Health Fort Worth Medical Library

“North Central Texas Fort Worth Medical Library”

Fort Worth, TX

In partnership with: Texas Health Resources, Emergency Management; Texas Health Fort Worth, Safety Department; and MedStar EMS Mobile Healthcare

For further information about these and previous years’ project visit

The National Library of Medicine ( is the world’s largest biomedical library and provides extensive online health information resources. Visit the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center site (  to learn more about disaster-related health information from WISER (hazardous materials information for emergency responders), REMM-Radiation Emergency Medical Management, CHEMM-Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management, and other resources.

Elizabeth Norton, MLS, MPH, MBA

Disaster Information Management Research Center

Specialized Information Services Division

National Library of Medicine

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