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Resources by Topic: Emergency preparedness and response

COVID-19 Resources
Collection of COVID-19-related websites and documents prepared by the Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE), including technical assistance responses, infectious disease resources, and topic collections.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response
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Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)
Resources to help Cooperative Extension Services aid citizens affected by disasters. Addresses a wide range of hazards, including natural and man-made disasters.
Type: Website
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COVID-19 Information for Health Centers and Partners
Information for health centers regarding how to respond to COVID-19. Covers funding, resources, and information to help health centers meet the needs of their patients. Includes information and resources related to COVID-19 vaccination.
Additional links: COVID-19 Health Center Program FAQs
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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The EMS Compact
Information on the agreement enabling emergency medical service (EMS) personnel licensed in Compact member states to cross state borders to practice and work in other Compact states without getting an EMS license in the remote state. Describes ways in which this agreement may enhance communities' responses to COVID-19 when local resources are reduced. Includes a map showing locations of EMS Compact states and contact information for each member state's Compact Commissioner.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice
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COVID-19 Issue Guide
A short list of resources to address ongoing concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic in rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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COVID-19
Provides information on the COVID-19 outbreak and shares the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Covers vaccination, symptoms and testing, cases and deaths in the U.S., and more. Offers targeted information for communities and organizations, healthcare providers, and public health departments.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Disaster Health
A collection of resources highlighting guidance for and lessons learned by healthcare practitioners serving rural and tribal communities. Features categories including Critical Access Hospitals, education and training, tribal health resources, and surge planning from urban to rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response
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Gold King Mine Spill
Reports on the Gold King Mine Spill and its impact on waterways and people in the Four Corners region. Includes a quarterly newsletter focusing on the effects for the Navajo Nation and the Diné people.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: University of Arizona Superfund Research Program
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State Operations Manual Appendix Z - Emergency Preparedness for All Provider and Certified Supplier Types Interpretive Guidance
Interpretive guidelines clarifying several provisions of the emergency preparedness final rule for Medicare- and Medicaid-participating providers, which affects Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and other rural facilities.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Rural Risk Communication Toolkit
Designed to make ready-to-use materials available to local public health departments and clinics during a disaster or emergency, to improve risk communication and help overcome challenges found in rural settings. Contains separate sections on natural, biological, chemical, radiological, and mass vaccination/medication events, and includes information on non-traditional communication methods.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southeast (Ga.) Health District
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