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Share Your Experiences on Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response

Dec 9, 2021

Do you have examples of emergency preparedness planning, response, or recovery in rural communities? RHIhub wants to hear about how rural communities, healthcare facilities, public health departments, first responders, tribes, rural serving organizations, and others have had to adapt, collaborate, and innovate in the face of disasters and public health emergencies. We are looking for examples of lessons learned, successes, challenges, or other helpful information to highlight related to emergency preparedness, response, and recovery for a variety of disasters, such as:

  • Pandemics, epidemics, or infectious disease outbreaks
  • Mass casualty incidents
  • Natural disasters
  • Environmental disasters
  • Emergencies impacting infrastructure, such as cyber attacks and sustained power outages
  • Agricultural disasters
  • Any other emergencies or disasters you might have experienced

Please include a brief synopsis describing the example that includes contact information, if possible. We may reach out to you or the contact provided to learn more about the public health emergency or disaster to be shared in an emergency preparedness toolkit on the RHIhub website. You can email examples to Makenzie Atherton at with the subject line: Rural Emergency Preparedness Example.

Source: Rural Health Information Hub