- CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response Web Site (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web Site intended to increase the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.)
- DHHS Public Health Emergency Page (Office for the
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services Web Page providing information
on public health and medical emergency support for natural and man-made disasters for individuals, clinicians, businesses, and
- AMA Center for Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response (Through the CPHPDR, the American Medical Association strives to be recognized as an important national educational resource for enhancing the disaster preparedness and response capabilities of both civilian and military providers.)
- NIOSH Emergency Response Resources Web Page (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Web Page contains information on the following topics:
Disaster Site Management,
Personal Protective Equipment,
Natural Disasters, and
Chemical Agent Information)
- DoD Center of Excellence for Disaster Management and Humanitarian
Assistance (COE DMHA is a small Department of Defense organization which focuses on improving
civil-military coordination internationally, particularly for humanitarian assistance, disaster management, and peacekeeping.
This is done primarily through training and education programs, consultations, and information sharing.)
- DisasterAssistance (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
(FEMA) Web site with information on individual, family, and community disaster preparedness and recovery assistance.
- NCTSN Psychological First Aid Online
(PFA online includes a 6-hour interactive course that puts the participant in the role of a provider in a post-disaster scene.
This professionally-narrated course, produced by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), is for individuals
new to disaster response who want to learn the core goals of PFA, as well as for seasoned practitioners who want a review.)
- Culturally Competent Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness
and Crisis Response (Sponsored by Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Minority Health. E-learning
program for Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, First Responders (EMT, EMS, Paramedic, Police Officer, Fire Rescue)
which discusses the provision of culturally and linguistically competent care and services at every phase of a disaster.)
- American Academy of Pediatrics, Children and Disasters
Web Page (Information for disaster preparedness to meet children’s needs. Includes resources for pediatricians, families,
child care, schools, advocacy/policy.)
- National Disaster Life Support Foundation (NDLSF) (The NDLSF™ is a
non-profit foundation responsible for the establishment and accreditation of a national network of training centers designed
to better prepare health care professionals and emergency response personnel for mass casualty events.
- National Center for Medical Readiness, Wright State University
(The National Center for Medical Readiness (NCMR) is a community-wide effort to better prepare our community for large scale
emergencies, such as a weather disaster, terrorist attack or hazmat situation. The Center was established by the Wright State
University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine and has been certified as a National Disaster Life
Support Foundation Regional Training Center.)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health Community Assessment for Public
Health Emergency Response (CASPER) Toolkit (CASPER was specifically designed to help epidemiologists and public
health authorities in the collection of important health intelligence during a large-scale, potentially mass casualty disaster.
Its main objective is to rapidly assess the present and potential health effects and basic needs for a population affected
by a disaster.)