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HHS.gov: Disclosures for Emergency Preparedness – A Decision Tool

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Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: To guide you in determining how the Privacy Rule applies to the disclosure in question, this tool focuses on the source of the information being disclosed, to whom the information is being disclosed, and the purpose of the information being disclosed. To make your determination, go to the question that is most relevant to your emergency preparedness planning need and follow the information flow to find the appropriate answer.
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H1N1 Flu Clinical and Public Health Guidance

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: This (now archival) CDC page outlines the steps for medical professionals in identifying and treating cases of possible H1N1 influenza. For current information on influenza from CDC, go to the entry, CDC Seasonal Influenza.
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Grants.gov

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Provider: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services/Grants.gov
Descriptions: Grants.gov is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. This site does not cover individual/personal financial assistance grants.
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Gene Gateway: Exploring Genes and Genetic Disorders

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Provider: genomics.energy.gov
Descriptions: The Gene Gateway is a collection of guides and tutorials for the investigation of various aspects of genetics data and information through databases located on the Worldwide Web. Guide sections include links to the resources, and are as follows: Gene and Protein Database Guide; Bioinformatics Tools; Genetic Disorder Guide; Sample Profiles of Genes and Genetic Disorders; Chromosome Viewer; and Evaluating Medical Information on the Web.
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Flu.gov

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Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: This DHHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) website presents a wealth of information on the Avian and Swine Influenzas. This is, as the site declares, "one stop access to U.S. Government swine, avian and pandemic flu information." The site provides sections on: planning and preparation, from government to family level; tests, vaccines and medications; bird and animal issues; research activities; global activities; news and multimedia resources; economic impacts; and links to state government websites and contacts.
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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. Food and Drug Administration

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Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: The Food and Drug Administration states the main points of its very broad mission as: "...protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation." This website presents a large amount of useful consumer information and health-related news, as well as providing a public account of the FDA's many activities and efforts on behalf of the citizenry.
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Provider: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Descriptions: This website emphasizes the Environmental Protection Agency's pledge to "protect human health and the environment." The latest EPA news is featured here, but more importantly, the site provides numerous in-depth topic sections: acid rain, asbestos, global warming, hazardous waste, human health, oil spills, etc.. Click at upper right to read the EPA's website in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese or Korean. Some topics include links to the text of relevant laws and regulations.
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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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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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FDsys

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Provider: U.S. Government Printing Office
Descriptions: In Beta stage at this writing, FDsys is the new Government Printing Office (GPO) website, which will soon contain all the information from the old GPO site and will incorporate more up-to-date features, like the capability to search all content from a single search box. Presidential documents are posted here, often within days of their inception. This is the best location for finding Congressional bills, documents, hearings and reports, as well as the Congressional Record.
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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 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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CyberCemetery

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Provider: University of North Texas Libraries/U.S. Government Printing Office
Descriptions: The CyberCemetery was established in 1997 to archive the websites of U.S. Government agencies, committees, commissions, departments etc. that would otherwise have disappeared from the Internet when the organizations became defunct. It also serves as a depository for content of more enduring government websites that is either eliminated or replaced by each new administration. Search or browse this collection of agencies, etc. by name, date of expiration or branch of government, or use keywords in the search box.
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ClinicalTrials.gov

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Provider: National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: Provides information on clinical trials sponsored by federal agencies like NIH and on trials sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. Most clinical trials in the database are located in the US and Canada. Included: purpose of the trial, who may participate, locations, and contact information for learning details.
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CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu)

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: This web page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maps influenza activity around the world, updated weekly. It also provides guidance for health care professionals and the public.
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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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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

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Provider: U.S. General Services Administration/U.S. Government Printing Office
Descriptions: This is a primary starting point for locating appropriate federal grant funding. This website, in addition to being the primary format of the Catalog, also offers an FAQ and guidance on writing grant applications.
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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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NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

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Provider: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Descriptions: The NIST website outlines the role of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in establishing standards that enhance many areas of American life, including the health care industry, for example: statistics, calibration and other measurement tools, screening and diagnostics, information science and optical physics. Drilling down to division level, one can read about the various research projects under way and some full-text articles on these are freely available. NIST is also the source for official, precise time in the United States.
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NIH VideoCasting and Podcasting

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Provider: Center for Information Technology, National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: This is a service of the NIH's Center for Information Technology, a growing, searchable collection of National Institutes of Health and Health and Human Services streaming videos and podcasts. Thousands of lectures (including some Grand Rounds), meetings and special events are made available here. Most are open for worldwide public viewing (RealPlayer required.) A minority are restricted to agency employees and clearly marked as such. Lectures and events are also presented live via this site. Reading the FAQ section and testing before playing to an audience is advised. These presentations average about an hour in length and span a wide array of topics.
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Neuroscience Information Framework 3.1

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Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) is a semantically-enhanced portal to a dynamic inventory of Web-based neuroscience resources. An initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, NIF enhances discovery and access to often unindexed but publicly available research data, datasets, software and tools in the deep web, as well as linking to PubMed records and open-access literature. The NIF Project provides the NIF Registry, Antibody Registry, Drug Related Gene Database, neuroscience ontology and a way to contribute to it (via the NeuroLex wiki) and semantic tagging services. NIF Navigator, a customizable, stand-alone search tool for incorporation into websites or wikis, draws query results from all the NIF's own components and from other sites and accessible databases. The valuable resources at NIF are too numerous to be described adequately here.
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National Pesticide Information Center

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Provider: Oregon State University and US Environmental Protection Agency
Descriptions: NPIC provides comprehensive, objective scientific information on pesticides and related topics to enable citizens to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use. The website provides links to many resources, including MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets); product label information; fact sheets from various government agencies; contact information for manufacturers; EPA regulations; and emergency resources.
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National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

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Provider: NIGMS - National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Descriptions: "The mission of [NIGMS] is to support research that increases understanding of life processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention." NIGMS provides training and career grants, including a grants and opportunities program for minorities. This website is a gold mine for educators, providing scientist interviews, short films on special topics, an image database, posters, fact sheets, even interactive games. One can access or sign up for Biomedical Beat, the free NIGMS online newsletter, as well as order many other free publications. For researchers there is a blog, NIGMS Feedback Loop, that keeps one up to date on funding opportunities and future plans.
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

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Provider: NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
Descriptions: An agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) "...conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases." Publications and reports, information on clinical studies, and general information on conditions and diseases falling within its scope of research. NIAID's scope has expanded to also include biodefense/bioterror issues in recent years.
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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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MyHealtheVet

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Provider: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Descriptions: The Veterans Administration's site for veterans' healthcare and personal medical records access.
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Medical Product Safety Network (MEDSUN)

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Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Descriptions: MEDSUN "...is an adverse event reporting program launched in 2002 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). The primary goal for MedSun is to work collaboratively with the clinical community to identify, understand, and solve problems with the use of medical devices. Over 350 health care facilities, primarily hospitals, participate in the entire MedSun network." There are MEDSUN sub-networks for various conditions and clinical settings in which medical devices are commonly used: HeartNet, HomeNet, KidNet (neonates), LabNet, SightNet and TissueNet.
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Orange Book: Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations

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Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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Descriptions: The Orange Book provides updated information on prescription, over-the-counter and discontinued FDA-approved drug products. It can be searched and consulted online, or the annual edition and monthly cumulative supplements can be downloaded in .pdf format. The Electronic Orange Book provides daily updates of new generic drug approvals. Search by active ingredient, proprietary name, patent, application number or application holder. If a newly-approved drug product is not turned up in the search, use the search box at top right of the page to find results from the Orange Book's monthly supplements and other FDA sources.
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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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