Federal Government Emergency Response Resources

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has an archive of Public Health Emergency Preparedness on topics from Community Planning, Tools and Resources, and Conferences and Meetings.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes an Emergency Preparedness & Response section on its web site.
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
    • 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.
    • โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹Disaster Recovery and Environmental Health - Information about recovering from natural and man-made 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.gov - 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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