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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Emergency preparedness and response

FirstNet (First Responder Network Authority)
Provides information on the development of a national high-speed wireless broadband public safety network, supporting the work of first responders, including emergency medical services personnel.
Type: Website
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PubMed Search: Emergency Preparedness and Rural Health
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topics of emergency preparedness and response and rural health in the U.S.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers (PERLC)
Consists of 14 centers providing public health preparedness and response training to state, local, and tribal public health authorities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Emergency Preparedness & Continuity of Operations
Highlights the emergency preparedness programs and initiatives of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Includes information on federal financial assistance in declared emergencies, disaster responses, public assistance, individual assistance, response and recovery, hazard mitigation, and small business loans.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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All Hazards: Resources to Help Rural Communities Prepare for Disasters and Other Hazards
Provides resources to help citizens in rural agricultural communities prepare for and recover from disasters and emergency situations, including dangers related to agrochemicals.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Iowa State University
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2-1-1 Information and Referral Service
Provides a free, confidential information and referral service for help with employment, food, housing, healthcare, addiction prevention programs, and counseling.
Type: Hotline
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Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response
Provides free, online cultural and linguistic competency education designed for emergency medical technicians (EMTs), psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers responding in disaster situations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response Topic Guide
Provides resources and answers frequently asked questions related to emergency preparedness and response for rural communities. Includes information on resources available for rural communities encountering emergency management challenges, emergency preparedness requirements for rural healthcare facilities, communication planning, and multiple tools and resources for preparedness planning for individuals, healthcare facilities, and communities in rural America.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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WISER: Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders
Assists first responders in hazardous material incidents. Provides information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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State Offices and Agencies of Emergency Management
Includes links to news, information, and other resources for regions and state/territory offices of emergency management.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Federal Emergency Management Agency
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