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Humane Society of America- Disaster Preparedness Brochures

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Provider: Humane Society of America
Descriptions: The Disaster Preparedness Brochures page of the Humane Society includes advice that pertains not only to pets, but also to livestock and horses.
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Houston Area Red Cross

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Provider: American Red Cross
Descriptions: The Houston Red Cross provides location and contact information for its area chapters and indicates how to get help after a disaster, including an international service for finding family members. A number of downloadable, printable brochures are provided in English and Spanish, to aid citizens in preparing for various kinds of disaster situations, from hurricanes to hazardous substance releases to pandemics. The "Spotlight Links" give quick access to a number of these. The website includes safety tips for aquatic recreation, and information on classes in CPR and First Aid.
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United Way Houston

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Provider: United Way Houston
Descriptions: The United Way supports the needy through its many sub-agencies and service centers in the Greater Houston area, all of which are listed here. Disaster recovery is one of the many needs addressed by this charity. United Way's 2-1-1- helpline can be dialed from the website, and emailing questions via the website is also an option.
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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

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Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
Descriptions: The USGS researches, monitors trends, and provides impartial scientific information on geologic topics, from Earth's ecosystems and environment to natural hazards like volcano and earthquake activity, floods, storms and drought, to the impacts of climate and land-use change on natural resources, to the geomagnetic field and meteorite activity.
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Disasters and Emergencies

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Provider: DHHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Descriptions: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Disasters and Emergencies page covers specific types of natural and man-made disasters, and is a portal linking to information resources for citizens, health professionals, federal, state and local governments, and businesses.
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Texas Online: Emergency Preparedness

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Provider: State of Texas
Descriptions: The State of Texas portal site's emergency preparedness section provides advice and a detailed list of resources on preparing family, home and vehicle for a storm; getting assistance for people with special needs; evacuating; and accessing government resources for recovery. Links to its related pages on coping with other types of natural disasters are available here.
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Texas Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)

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Provider: Texas A&M University
Descriptions: This Agricultural Extension website provides easy links from its home page to pages devoted to drought, hurricane, wildfire, influenza and disaster recovery resources. It provides valuable information not only for urbanites, but supplies advice to farmers and ranchers on securing crops and providing for livestock, and for seeking assistance from the federal government.
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Texas Department of Public Safety: Hurricane Preparedness

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Provider: Texas Department of Public Safety
Descriptions: This State of Texas site contains full-text documents and links to other helpful websites like weather alert sources. Advice to communities launching public awareness campaigns on hurricane preparedness is provided here, along with documents addressing issues like preparation for evacuation, securing one's home and property, facts about inland flooding, information on post-storm environmental hazards like asbestos, storm effects by wind strength, etc.
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FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

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Provider: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Descriptions: FEMA's website contains guidelines for stocking basic emergency supplies, protecting one's home, property and pets, communications, evacuation routes, as well as on participating in an evacuation, and on how to apply for post-disaster help, with forms for doing so. Includes the complete booklet, "Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness" as a free download.
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FCC Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau

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Provider: Federal Communications Commission
Descriptions: This federal agency's mission is: "To collaborate with the public safety community, industry and other government entities to license, facilitate, restore and recover communications services used by the citizens of the United States, including first responders, before, during and after emergencies by disseminating critical information to the public and by implementing the Commission's policy initiatives." The home page links to targeted sections for healthcare providers, persons with disabilities, first responders and 911 call centers. The website also clearly presents the reporting system to be followed in an emergency, including contact information of FCC officials. Sections on policy, emergency planning, hurricanes, pandemics, suggested planning activities for regions and states, links to state offices of emergency management, tips on communication in emergencies and more can be found here.
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WISER: Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders

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Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: WISER is a first-response system designed to assist in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides substance identification support, human health information, and containment/suppression advice.  Available as a free download, standalone application for PCs and hand-held devices, or access the web version, when available. Features a Chemical Reactivity utility, in which a group of substances can be entered for a particular circumstance, and the user can see, at an overview or a detailed level, the reactions and hazards that would ensue. Also includes a protective distance-mapping feature from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Emergency Response Guidebook.
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Emergency Response Safety and Health Database (NIOSH)

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Provider: NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Descriptions: The Emergency Response Safety and Health Database (ERSH-DB) is a rapidly accessible occupational safety and health database developed by NIOSH for the emergency response community. The ERSH-DB contains accurate and concise information on high-priority chemical, biological and radiological agents that could be encountered by personnel responding to a terrorist event." The website offers a number of ways to search chemical agents. For each substance or compound, the database supplies information on its characteristics, signs and symptoms, labeling and packaging; the possible means and routes of dissemination; protective gear needed in emergencies; first aid; and decontamination procedures for patients and responders.
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Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery – NN/LM SCR

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Provider: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region
Descriptions: This agency's page is a portal linking to a variety of emergency/disaster resources, notably its own NN/LM Emergency Preparedness and Response Toolkit. Categories of resources included here are: Federal Government; Libraries, Schools and Medical Associations; People Locator; Animal Health; and miscellaneous Other Resources.
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DisasterAssistance.gov: Access to Disaster Help and Resources

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Provider: U.S. Government agencies
Descriptions: DisasterAssistance.gov is a secure, user-friendly U.S. Government web portal that consolidates disaster assistance information in one place. If you need assistance following a presidentially declared disaster— which has been designated for individual assistance— you can now to go to DisasterAssistance.gov to register online. Local resource information to help keep citizens safe during an emergency is also available. Currently, 17 U.S. Government agencies, which sponsor almost 60 forms of assistance, contribute to the portal.
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Disaster Psychiatry Handbook

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Provider: American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychiatric Foundation
Descriptions: This brief handbook, full of authoritative references and written for psychiatric health professionals, contains chapters on cultural and ethnic considerations, medico-legal issues, communicating through the media, and providing guidance for parents and caregivers.
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Disaster Planning for Home Health Care Providers

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Provider: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Descriptions: This document provides some checklist items and guidelines for assisting the homebound patient in preparing for disasters and in evacuation readiness. A form is included for entering essential data like personal medical information and a personal emergency contacts list.
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Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)

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Provider: National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: DIMRC is tasked with the effective collection, organization, and dissemination of health information for natural, accidental, or deliberate disasters. DIMRC is committed to providing this essential information as part of the Federal effort to help prepare, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the adverse health effects of disasters in conjunction with Federal, State, local government, private organizations, and local communities. Included with this resource is the Resource Guide for Public Health Preparedness.
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CDC Radiation Emergencies Fact Sheets

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: This sector of the CDC website on radiation emergencies is a prime resource on radiation disasters for public health professionals, emergency responders and individual healthcare practitioners. It presents patient and management information, guidelines and recommendations, and links to additional online training resources, including short videos. Some fact sheets contain general information suitable for the layman: being prepared, sheltering in place and other protective measures, facts about contamination levels and substances in food and water, the difference between contamination and exposure, and more.
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CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) provides a website of useful fact sheets on the hazards of, and how to prepare for, natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires etc. with a particular focus on safeguarding health of people and pets in the aftermath of such events. Some sections are also posted in Chinese, Spanish, German, French, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole and Portuguese.
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CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Hurricane Information for Health Care Professionals

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: This is the area of CDC's disaster resources for the use of health care professionals, dealing with infection control, public health surveillance, displacement and licensure issues, handling of human remains, and safety considerations for bringing equipment and facilities back into service after a hurricane or other disaster.
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CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response- Hurricanes

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Provider: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Descriptions: This page of the CDC's Emergency Preparedness section contains planning tips, lists supplies needed for survival, and provides or links to recovery information specific to hurricanes and similar major storms. Common health and safety concerns surrounding the aftermath of hurricanes are addressed. Information compiled for the benefit of specific groups-- health care professionals, citizens with chronic conditions or disabilities, shelters (housing humans or pets), response and cleanup workers, evacuees, schools and pregnant women is also provided here. Public Service Announcements are also available, as podcasts or videos.
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ASPCA Disaster Preparedness Page

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Provider: ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
Descriptions: This part of the ASPCA's website provides advice on providing for your pets in the context of planning and preparing for emergencies- facilities, food, routine and medical supplies, designated caregivers, etc.
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Ready America

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Provider: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Descriptions: "Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed" are the main headings here. Content is viewable in twelve languages other than English. Numerous checklists, brochures and documents are available for free download, to help citizens of diverse population groups in planning and preparing for a wide variety of disaster situations.
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Anatomy of a First Aid Kit

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Provider: American Red Cross
Descriptions: The Red Cross provides a list of First Aid Kit essentials here.
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American Veterinary Medical Association: Disaster Preparedness

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Provider: AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
Descriptions: The AVMA has posted a large amount of detailed, very useful information on providing for pets and livestock in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency- before, during and after- in the form of printable brochures and a comprehensive booklet for animal owners called "Saving the Whole Family." These documents are provided in Spanish as well as English. For veterinary professionals, the Emergency Preparedness and Response Guide (over 400 pages) is freely available from the website for download or printing. A brochure aimed at veterinary practices and helpful for disaster planning is provided. See the AVMA Collections page for more publications and information on disaster preparedness. Selected links for both pet owners (pet care, FAQ's) and professionals (associations, government agencies) can be found here also.
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American Psychiatric Association : Disaster Psychiatry

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Provider: American Psychiatric Association
Descriptions: This portal page from the APA provides mental health professionals with a wealth of resources on mental health care in disasters. A number of full text documents are provided here and on linked pages. Of particular value may be these pages: APA Disaster Psychiatry Resources, "a collection of various disaster psychiatry resources prepared... for use by mental health professionals and those involved with disaster preparedness" - Disaster Mental Health Resources from Other Organizations - Links to Disaster Mental Health Organizations, both US and International - and Listing of APA’s District Branch Disaster Liaisons.
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NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Toolkit

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Provider: National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM)
Descriptions: This website from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) contains useful resources on preparing plans to meet any kind of disaster-- storms and flooding, earthquakes, terrorism, pandemics-- and links to many governmental and outside sources. In addition to providing a clearly organized site, to help the new user navigate the website, a video tutorial has been posted.
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NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

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Provider: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Descriptions: The NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) website links or provides direct access to information on hazardous substances, permissible exposure limits and emergency procedures, as well as on other occupational safety issues. NIOSH publishes Alerts and a downloadable Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, its Manual of Analytical Methods, and databases like the Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances.
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National Hurricane Center

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Provider: NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Descriptions: The National Hurricane Center website provides interactive satellite and radar maps, frequently-updated land and marine advisories, and (in the presence of active storm systems)updated forecasts based on its aerial reconnaissance findings. Three- and 5-day outlooks, likely landfall ranges ("cones"), wind speed prediction maps and storm surge projections are featured. Many links to other authoritative and relevant emergency planning resources are provided from this site. There is a downloadable blank hurricane tracking map available, and RSS feed is provided.
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AMA Physician Resources: Management of Public Health Emergencies

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Provider: American Medical Association (AMA)
Descriptions: The American Medical Association presents documents, resources and links for physicians and health care professionals on coping with disaster. It provides solid background information on government heirarchy and procedures, Quick Reference Guides for immediate medical response to various kinds of natural and manmade disasters, a section on meeting mental health needs of victims and responders, links to several kinds of relevant organizations, and information on disaster response training programs.
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National Center for PTSD

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Provider: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Descriptions: "The PILOTS database is an electronic index to the worldwide literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health consequences of exposure to traumatic events."
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Mental Health All-Hazards Disaster Planning Guidance

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Provider: DHHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Descriptions: This free online publication provides guidance on planning mental health care at the state level, taking into account all relevant agencies, organizations and established resources.
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JHSPH Open Courseware

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Provider: Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Descriptions: More than a hundred public health courses are listed here, with course materials: syllabi, lecture series, readings and assignments. Materials may be used and re-purposed, with the request that the user contact JHSPH to tell them how. Several courses deal with statistical methods in various sub-disciplines. The school also shares a wealth of images, mostly graphs and charts. Browse courses and materials by course, topic, collection or images.
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AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

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Provider: AHRQ
Descriptions: AHRQ conducts and supports health services research on clinical outcomes, quality, cost, use of resources, and access to care. Findings from AHRQ-supported health services research are used by clinicians, patients, health system leaders, and others to help them make more informed health care decisions. Many resources are provided here, including a free health information technology toolbox.
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