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The FEMA Preparedness Communities

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)‘s emergency preparedness page.

The American Red Cross’s Preparedness Page.

The Hastings Center is an independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit bioethics research institute founded in 1969. The Center’s mission is to address fundamental ethical issues in the areas of health, medicine, and the environment as they affect individuals, communities, and societies. Disaster Planning and Public Health site.

The National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute works to understand and improve the nation’s capacity to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. NCDP focuses on the readiness of governmental and non-governmental systems; the complexities of population recovery; the power of community engagement; and the risks of human vulnerability, with a particular focus on children.

Response to Disasters

Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Public Health Assessment and Surveillance after a Disaster


The Sphere Project is a voluntary initiative that brings a wide range of humanitarian agencies together around a common aim – to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and the accountability of humanitarian actors to their constituents, donors and affected populations.

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) is a full-time resource to help donors make more thoughtful disaster-related giving decisions and maximize the impact of their gifts.

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Education & Training

The National Center for Disease Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) leads federal, and coordinates national efforts to develop and propagate core curricula, education, training and research in all-hazards disaster health.

The UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters facilitates interaction between public health and medicine, engineering, physical and social sciences, and emergency management. The Center collaborates with state and local public health agencies, community-based organizations, schools, hospitals, and agencies in the public and private sector. This interdisciplinary emphasis, integrated with a comprehensive approach to emergency public health, is applied to the education and training of practitioners, the conduct of collaborative research, and service to the community.


“Natural Disasters, Armed Conflict, and Public Health,” by Jennifer Leaning, M.D., and Debarati Guha-Sapir, Ph.D. New England Journal of Medicine.


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