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Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response.

Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars
Up-to-date guidance for clinicians from subject matter experts on key emergency preparedness and response topics. Many recent calls are focused on COVID-19 vaccination and related concerns. Slides and webinar recordings for past COCA calls are available.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness
Up-to-date and critical resources for rural healthcare systems preparing for and responding to a COVID-19 surge. Includes resources for emergency medical services, inpatient and hospital care, ambulatory care, and long-term care settings. Addresses a wide range of topics including healthcare operations, space, supplies, funding, and more.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Working Group
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Public Health Foundation: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Training
A list of COVID-19 training opportunities available through the TRAIN Learning Network. Includes training options for public health, healthcare, and emergency preparedness professionals addressing COVID-19, vaccination, contact tracing, crisis and emergency risk communication, infection control, and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Date: 10/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Foundation
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Novel Coronavirus 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.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
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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. Includes free communication resources for distribution.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Emergency Preparedness Information Session with CMS
Recording of a September 15, 2021, webinar discussing health center emergency preparedness planning in compliance with federal, state, and local requirements. Provides an overview of recent regulatory changes and clarifications.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Disaster Resiliency and Recovery Resources: A Guide for Rural Communities
Provides an overview of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) programs and services for rural residents, businesses, and communities impacted by disasters, as well as programs that support long-term planning and recovery efforts. Includes information on technical assistance providers to help rural planning and recovery efforts. Highlights examples of how three rural communities used USDA RD programs to aid their recovery.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development
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Natural Disasters, Severe Weather, and COVID-19
Overview of how the COVID-19 pandemic can affect disaster preparedness and recovery. Addresses hurricane preparation, wildfire smoke, lowering risk of COVID-19 in public disaster shelters, and more.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Federal Emergency Management Agency: Training and Education
Information and resources for the training of first responders from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Features information for emergency managers, tribal representatives, and volunteer agencies.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Federal Emergency Management Agency
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CDC: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Presents resources for emergency preparedness and response, including information on COVID-19. Features an information exchange, webinars, trainings, and other resources for healthcare professionals and first responders.
Additional links: En Español
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Last Updated: 9/21/2021