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Disaster Preparedness Tools & Resources

A single Disaster Preparedness Links page featuring the links found on all three pages within the Disaster Preparedness Toolkit (links for Before An Event, After An Event, and Disaster Preparedness Training) is also available.

Disaster Preparedness Training for Responders and Healthcare Professionals

Non-federal Sites

  • Linking Public Health and Water Utilities to Improve Emergency Response [PDF - 5 pages] (Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Technology). Journal article about how water utilities and the public health system must work together in response to contamination of drinking water supplies
  • Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (National Environmental Health Association - NEHA). Introductory level training developed and sponsored by CDC addresses a range of environmental health topics commonly faced in response to emergency events. The training helps prepare practitioners with the skills and knowledge to effectively respond to environmental health issues. The training includes a combination of lecture, hands-on, and demonstration components. You will learn about emergency response aspects such as assessing shelter operations, food, water, wastewater, building environments, and vector control. The training is intended for environmental health, safety, or industrial hygiene professionals from federal, state, and local programs with the responsibility to perform one or a combination of the following functions in an emergency response: food services / sanitation / vector control / drinking water / wastewater / institutional sanitation / safety inspections. The course is free but you must first register on the NEHA website by following the "Register Here" link at NEHA E-Learning: CDC Sponsored Programs.
  • Recognizing Waterborne Disease and the Health Effects of Water Pollution (Water Health Connection). Resources and educational tools to assist physicians in the recognition of waterborne disease and the health effects of water pollution (for example, evaluation and management of disease resulting from waterborne pathogens, chemical contaminants, etc and health risk communication.

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