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AAP Offers Advice on Communicating with Children about Disasters
From the American Academy of Pediatrics
Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness
From the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Describes disaster survival techniques, disaster-specific information, and how to prepare for and respond to both natural and man-made disasters.
Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM)
This site is designed to assist in the dissemination of quality information relevant to the medical management of chemical, biological, radiologic, nuclear and high explosive weapons used in warfare and terrorism.
Center for Public Health and Disasters
From the UCLA School of Public Health. Designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an Academic Center for Public Health Preparedness. Offers multiple graduate level courses in public health and natural disasters. Courses offered through UCLA Extension to non-UCLA students.
Center for Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response
From the American Medical Association.
Children & Disasters
From the American Academy of Pediatrics. Includes information for medical professionals, parents,teachers & community planners. Provides information about specific biologic, chemical and radiologic agents from the Academy and links to resources to other agencies
Crude Oil Spills and Human Health
(Disaster Information Management Research Center)
Disaster Center
Covers all types of hazardous situations and disasters in the United States. Includes current and historical aspects.
Disaster Preparation Handbook
(Washington Military Department Emergency Management Division)
A planning and response guide for natural and man-made disasters.
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Disasters & Emergencies
(U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
Disasters (MedlinePlus)
Provides sites aimed at the consumer.
MUSC only
eMedicine: Disaster Resources
Provides access to a large number of chapters on chemical, biologic and other toxic agents; disaster management and trauma; and grief and bereavement. Login and select Disaster Resources from left side of the screen. Another option is to search for a specific disease or agent in the search box. Selected chapters available as a PDA download.
Enviro-Health Links
(National Library of Medicine)
Provides links to Internet resources on toxicology and environmental health issues of recent special interest.
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Hurricane-Related Information for Health Care Professionals
Medical Device and Hurricane Emergencies
(U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
National Disaster Medical System (NDMS)
A cooperative asset-sharing program among Federal government agencies, state and local governments, and the private businesses and civilian volunteers that augments the Nation's emergency medical response capability.
Psychological First Aid: Field Operations Guide
From the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Resources on Bioterrorism and Unconventional Civilian Disasters
From the American College of Surgeons
SC Prepares
This website functions as a clearing house for training efforts in South Carolina related to public health, bioterrorism and disasters. Designed for health care professionals and first responders. This site was produced by the Training Advisory Sub-Committee (TASC), a subsidiary of the South Carolina State Bioterrorism Advisory Council. It is managed by SCETV.
SC Training Resources for Public Health, Terrorism & Disaster Preparedness
This website functions as a clearing house for training efforts in South Carolina related to public health, bioterrorism and disasters. Designed for health care professionals and first responders. This site was produced by the Training Advisory Sub-Committee (TASC), a subsidiary of the South Carolina State Bioterrorism Advisory Council. It is managed by SCETV.