WEBTREATS: Disaster Preparedness

This list, prepared by Resource Center Librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.  Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites. This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning. Many of these pages provide basic information but have links with more detailed information and resources.  mash/jer 7/19/17

Please also refer to the WEBTREAT on Disease Outbreaks for related links.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Children and Disasters

American Hospital Association – Emergency Readiness

American Medical Association – Public Health

American Red Cross

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology – Emergency Preparedness

Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:


Emergency Preparedness & Response

National Center for Environmental Health

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

National Center for Emergency and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

Department of Energy:

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – Advice for Safeguarding Buildings Against Chemical or Biological Attack

Department of Homeland Security – Ready.gov


Doctors for Disaster Preparedness

Environmental Protection Agency – Chemicals and Toxics Topics

Federal Emergency Management Agency:

FEMA - Are You Ready: A Guide to Citizen Preparedness

Food and Drug Administration – Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)

FDA Bioterrorism and Drug Preparedness

International Association for Disaster Preparedness and Response (DERA)

National Library of Medicine:

MedlinePlus – Disaster Preparation and Recovery

MedlinePlus – Biodefense and Bioterrorism

Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders


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