Resources for Disaster Preparedness
Disaster Preparedness Assessment Letter and Questionnaire (pdf 237 Kb) read a letter that will provide Tribal and Urban clinics background information on why they must prepare for public health emergencies.
Bioterrorism Survey Results (pdf 8 Kb) contains selected results from the clinic survey. Health Programs can choose to use the results as prioritization guide to disaster preparedness activities.
General Emergency Preparedness
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Emergency Preparedness Branch offers a broad range of information here, primarily focused on emergency preparedness and response. This site also has information on selected agents and threats.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has information from the Office of Emergency Preparedness and manages the National Disaster Medical System.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Medline Plus (a service of the National Library of Medicine - NLM) is an online directory of health information with disaster preparedness information such as latest news, coping, specific conditions, laws and policies, organizations, children, teenagers, and seniors.
Stanford Hospital and Clinics offer clinical information for physicians and other health care providers, with very specific information on various pathogens.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)has the latest information on the Homeland Security Advisory System.
The Red Cross has a disaster preparation checklist for the general public and also has suggestions for a disaster supplies kit.
Native American Alliance for Emergency Preparedness (NAAEP) is a disaster preparedness website created through a joint venture between San Diego State University, University of California, San Diego, the California Area Indian Health Service, and the Indian Health Council, Inc. (based in San Diego County).
Health Effects of Wildfires and Ash Cleanup
Wildfire Smoke - A Guide for Public Health Officials (State of California) (PDF 500KB)
Safe Clean up of Fire Ash (State of California) (PDF 130KB) (CA EPA Website)
Enviro-Health Links - California Wildfires (National Library of Medicine) (NIH Website)
AIRNow Local Air Quality Conditions and Forecasts