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Disaster & Emergency Preparedness

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Michelle Burda
Michelle Burda
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Health Literacy Coordinator

(412) 624-1589

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Are You Prepared?

NNLM MAR provides assistance to our members in preparing for, and responding to, disasters or localized emergencies. MAR staff are available to assist with emergency preparedness and response activities, from risk assessment to training and developing a disaster plan.

This comprehensive guide serves as an online collection of resources and tools that are relevant to disaster and emergency preparedness. If you would like to learn more about emergency preparedness resources, or explore training opportunities that are available through NNLM, please contact us! We are here to assist you in learning about the wealth of biomedical and health information available through the National Library of Medicine.

Selected Resources

Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)
Provides access to quality disaster health information at all stages, including disaster apps.

Disaster Information Specialization Program from MLA
The Disaster Information Specialization Program offers training in providing access to information for disaster and emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.

FEMA Mobile App
Download the FEMA app to receive alerts from the National Weather Service, get safety reminders, locate open shelters and so much more. To learn more about user experience, read this article from DigitalGov: "FEMA’S Syndicated Content: Digital Assists in Moments of Disaster".

Questions and items for consideration when developing a preparedness plan, including publications, checklists, videos, and tool kits for community outreach.