About this Toolkit
The Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response Toolkit was first published on 11/14/2022.
The development of this toolkit was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Department (HHS), under Cooperative Agreement Number U9SRH45173.
This toolkit was produced by the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis and Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub). The content was developed based on an extensive literature review, interviews with individuals with subject matter expertise in rural emergency preparedness and response, and findings from rural community case studies.
Contributors from the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis include Alycia Bayne, Alva Chavez, Rachel Kappel, Alana Knudson, Meghan Melnick, and Alexa Siegfried.
Contributors from RHIhub include Kristine Sande, Maren Niemeier, Makenzie Atherton, Jana Reese, Silas Pera, Sarah Jane Bruton, and more.
We wish to acknowledge the following individuals who have contributed their time and expertise to ensure that this toolkit is as useful and up-to-date as possible:
- Roslyne Schulman, Mike Schiller, and John Supplitt, American Hospital Association
- Scott Becker, Chris Mangal, and Kelly Wroblewski, Association of Public Health Laboratories
- Lisa J. Peterson, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
- Kelly Dickinson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Darci Graves, Maria Hammel, Lauren Oviatt, Adriane Saunders, and Linda Smith, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Sheila Blackstock, formerly Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Gerilee Bennett, Mikhael Schlossman, and colleagues, Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Denise Kern, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Public Health
- Dr. Loretta Christensen, Capt. Robert Hayes, Carol Lincoln, Dr. Juliana Sadovich and colleagues, Indian Health Service, Division of Emergency Management
- Tony Cutillo, formerly of National Governors Association
- Michelle LeBlanc, National Governors Association
- Ian Palmer, University of Chicago and formerly National Governors Association
- Experts from the National Indian Health Board
- Brock Slabach, National Rural Health Association
- Tim Wiedrich, North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services
- Jocelyn Caple, Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, New Hampshire
A special thanks to those who worked with RHIhub to develop the rural case studies. Your time, knowledge, and experiences are incredibly valuable to share with other rural communities, first responders, healthcare providers, public health professionals, tribes, and others.
For questions or comments about the toolkit, or for further assistance with using the toolkit, please contact:
- RHIhub at 1-800-230-1898 or email email@example.com
Suggested citation: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, 2022. Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response Toolkit [online] Rural Health Information Hub. Available at: https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/toolkits/emergency-preparedness [Accessed 22 March 2023].
The development of this toolkit was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Department (HHS) under contract #HHSH250201300021I/HHSH25034002T.