Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response – Resources
Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response.
Preparing your Organization for Disaster: A Guide to Rural Resilience
A webinar recording that discusses how to prepare organizations in rural areas for potential disasters such as fires, floods, and other issues. Discusses how to create plans and utilize tools to develop resources, support, and housing.
Date: 09/2022 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council view details
2021 FEMA National Household Survey
Results of telephone interviews and web surveys conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from February-May 2021, to assess preparedness actions, attitudes, and motivations in America. Graphic on p. 25 shows a rurality preparedness summary, with breakdowns by rural, urban, and urban cluster communities.
Date: 08/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Federal Emergency Management Agency view details
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: 07/2022 Type: Calendar/Event List Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
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: 07/2022 Type: Tutorial/Training Sponsoring organization: Public Health Foundation view details
COVID-19 County Workforce Deficit Estimator
Online tool showing county-level projected COVID-19 hospitalizations and intensive care unit (ICU) bed counts estimated to occur in the next 30 days, as well as estimated number of available critical care physicians in the county and the number available for each 12-hour shift. Intended to help state and federal planners ensure a sufficient heath workforce for COVID-19.
Date: 05/2022 Type: Tool Sponsoring organization: Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity view details
2021 National Preparedness Report
Summarizes progress made and challenges that remain in building and sustaining capabilities needed to prevent and recover from threats and incidents that pose the greatest risk to the nation. Uses events of 2020, including the COVID pandemic, to draw conclusions about national risk and capabilities and identifies management opportunities to build those capabilities and reduce risk. Includes a section on inequities affecting rural residents, including longer response times for emergency medical services and healthcare facility closures.
Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Federal Emergency Management Agency view details
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