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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.
 

Links 

General Emergency Preparedness 

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Emergency Preparedness Branch Exit Disclaimer – You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov 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) Exit Disclaimer – You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov has information from the Office of Emergency Preparedness and manages the National Disaster Medical System.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Exit Disclaimer – You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

    Medline Plus (a service of the National Library of Medicine - NLM) Exit Disclaimer – You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov 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 Exit Disclaimer – You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov offer clinical information for physicians and other health care providers, with very specific information on various pathogens.

        U.S. Department of Homeland Security Exit Disclaimer – You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov (DHS)has the latest information on the Homeland Security Advisory System.

          The Red Cross Exit Disclaimer – You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov 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) Exit Disclaimer – You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov 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 Exit Disclaimer – You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov (State of California) (PDF 500KB)

              Safe Clean up of Fire Ash Exit Disclaimer – You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov (State of California) (PDF 130KB) (CA EPA Website)

                Enviro-Health Links - California Wildfires Exit Disclaimer – You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov (National Library of Medicine) (NIH Website)

                  AIRNow Exit Disclaimer – You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov Local Air Quality Conditions and Forecasts

                    Air Quality Index - A Guide to Air Quality and Your Health Exit Disclaimer – You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov

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