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Below is a non-exhaustive list of external preparedness and response resources.

  • Disaster Information Management Research Center: This website of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National library of Medicine serves as a gateway to federal emergency management and disaster preparedness resources.
  • Public Health This website of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) provides information on Federal efforts to enhance preparedness planning and community resilience—such the National Health Security Strategy.
  • National Health Security Strategy and Implementation Plan:  This website provides general information on the NHSS as well as links to the most recent iteration of the NHSS implementation plan.
  • CDC Emergency Preparedness & Response: This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website provides information and guidance on a range of health hazards. 
  • RAND Public Health Systems and Preparedness:  This RAND website contains links to a range of planning documents, assessment tools, measurement techniques, and other resources.
  • NACCHO Public Health Preparedness:  This website of the National Association of County & City Health Officials provides links to preparedness tools for public health professionals—including NACCHO’s Project Public Health Ready.
  • ASTHO Preparedness: This website of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials contains a number of preparedness planning tools and information on upcoming events.
  • This website of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides information on flu prevention, treatment, and vaccination for a variety of audiences—including health care providers, educators, and government officials.
  • DHS Preparedness, Response, and Recovery: This U.S. Department of Homeland Security website provides information on personal preparedness and federal response frameworks for bioterrorist attacks, disasters, and public health emergencies.
  • WHO Disaster Resources: This World Health Organization website provides links to a range of resources on humanitarian aid and international disaster response.
  • PAHO Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief: This Pan American Health Organization website contains resources on preparedness and response, including the PAHO/WHO Regional Emergency Response Team Field Manual.

Emergency preparedness resources for the healthcare community: