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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Emergency preparedness and response

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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Disaster Assistance.gov
Serves as the federal site for registration of services for people affected by disasters in federally designated disaster areas. Includes rural housing repair and rental loans.
Type: Website
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