Directory of Disaster Response and Recovery Resources, June 2009, Canavan Associates. The goals of the Directory are to: 1.) Provide Continuums of Care (CoC) a guide to the development of disaster/emergency preparedness. 2.) Help CoCs better understand the disaster/emergency response and recovery process. 3.) Enhance CoC capacity to respond and recover from disasters/emergencies by providing an inventory of potential resources addressing both organizational and individual needs. 4.) Encourage coordination and collaboration between CoCs and disaster/emergency organizations.
Disaster Planning For People Experiencing Homelessness, March 2009, Federal reports and lessons learned from a number of communities tell us that we are not prepared to meet the disaster-related needs of people who are homeless. This publication provides an overview of important issues to consider when planning for the needs of homeless people during disasters. Practical guidance for each issue area is offered for local officials, emergency planners, homeless service providers and others who are involved in the disaster planning process. The final part of the document offers guidance to help Health Care for the Homeless providers and others involved in homeless service provision facilitate conversations with emergency planners in their communities.
Ethical Issues in Disaster Response, 2007, This half-hour, online training module addresses ethical issues in disaster response such as cultural competence and ethical conflicts which arise when there is an inequality of power and/or control. Enrollment in the module is free of charge and provides continuing education credits.
Health care at the crossroads: Strategies for creating and sustaining community-wide emergency preparedness systems, 2003. Prepared by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the purpose of this report is to frame the issues that must be addressed in developing community-wide preparedness and to delineate federal and state responsibilities for eliminating barriers and for facilitating and sustaining—through leadership, funding and other resource deployment—community-based emergency preparedness across the United States.
Disaster Preparedness to Promote Community Resilience | A joint project of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Use this toolkit to identify and collaborate with partners to address homeless individuals’ disaster response & recovery needs.
Direct Relief | Direct Relief can work with healthcare professionals and organizations on the ground and equip them with the essential medical supplies and equipment that they need to help people recover from a disaster.
AmeriCares | AmeriCares delivers medicines, medical supplies and humanitarian aid to a trusted network of clinics, hospitals and health care providers.
Preparedness Resources for Healthcare Facilities | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these resources are intended for individuals at healthcare facilities tasked with ensuring that their facility is as prepared as possible for an emergency.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U30CS09746, a National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement for $1,625,741, with 0% match from nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.