Thursday, August 14, 2008

Disaster Preparedness

I received this brochure from my state medical society. I'm listing all the links (which I have checked) here so that I can use my Evernote to save them for easy access. Many of them would be useful no matter which state (or country) you live in.

Opportunities to Volunteer

AR Health Alert Network

AR Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals

Citizens Corps

Arkansas Medical Reserve Corps Team

First Response Physicians

AR One Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT)

Arkansas Crisis Response Team

American Red Cross

AR Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters

Central Arkansas Cities Readiness Initiative

RESOURCE LINKS

Clinic and Business Preparedness

Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Businesses

CDC Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Checklist for Clinics (pdf)

Federal Department of Homeland Security Ready America for Businesses

Avian Influenza: WHO Interim Infection Control Guideline for Health Care Facilities

Disaster Medical Information

Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Pandemic Influenza & Avian Flu General Information

AMA Center for Public Health Preparedness & Disaster Response

AMA Disaster Medicine & Public Health Preparedness Journal

electronic Core Disaster Life Support Course (free CME -- up to 4 AMA Category 1 credits available through 9/30/08)

National Organization on Disability Emergency Preparedness

AR Department of Health Public Health Preparedness

Personal & Family Preparedness/Patient Education

AR Blue Cross/Blue Shield Preparing for a Pandemic Booklet (pdf)

AR Disability and Health Program Emergency Preparedness

Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Pandemic Influenza Individual Preparedness

Federal Department of Homeland Security Ready America

Federal Department of Health and Human Services

American Red Cross

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