Federal Government Emergency Response Resources

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has a section of its web site dedicated to bioterrorism planning and response.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes an Emergency Preparedness & Response section on its web site.
    • Help for People with Diabetes Affected by Natural Disasters - prepared by the National Center for Chronic Disease and Prevention and Health Promotion
    • What You Should Know During and After an Emergency - prepared by the CDC
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    1-800-621-FEMA (3362) TTY: 1-800-462-7585 - FEMA's site contains information about disasters, emergency personnel, education, and training. The site contains information about the types of hazards, where to obtain assistance, and preparedness.
    • DisasterAssistance.gov-DisasterAssistance.gov provides information on how you might be able to get help from the U.S. Government before, during and after a disaster.
    • Heritage Emergency National Task Force - The Heritage Emergency National Task Force is co-sponsored by Heritage Preservation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
  • MedlinePlus - MedlinePlus contains disaster preparation and recovery information under the heading Health Topics.
  • National Cancer Institute- Information for displaced cancer patients, etc.
  • National Library of Medicine - Disaster Information Management Research Center - Improving access to the nation's disaster information.
  • NLM's Enviro-Health Links- Environmental health information links including toxicology and WISER (Wireless Information System for First Responders)
    • Biological Warfare - provides links to information about biological warfare pathogens
    • Disaster Recovery and Environmental Health - Information about recovering from natural and man-made disasters.
    • NLM Web Resources for California Fires - The California Wildfires web page includes information on the health effects from fires and exposure to smoke; links to air quality resources, environmental clean-up following fires, and animals in disasters.
    • Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness - provides links to selected web sites featuring emergency preparedness for special populations. This includes people with disabilities, people with visual or hearing impairments, senior citizens, people with disabilities, people with visual or hearing impairments, senior citizens, children, and women. Links to information in languages other than English are also provided.
  • Ready.America - The Ready Campaign asks individuals to do three key things to prepare for the unexpected: get an emergency supply kit, make a family emergency plan, and be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses.
  • U.S. Department of Education- The U.S. Department of Education Ed.gov site has emergency planning web resource for school leaders and managers that was created by the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools. The information was created to help schools and communities prepare and develop plans for responding to emergency situation (e.g., natural disasters, violent incidents, and terrorist attacks).

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