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Emergency preparedness requires attention not just to specific types of hazards but also to steps that increase preparedness for any type of hazard whether it be a fire, earthquake, pandemic outbreak, etc. The resources below are intended to help tribal health programs take an all-hazards approach to preparedness.

Emergency Preparedness Resources

CDC Emergency Preparedness Page
: This site is intended to increase the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies by addressing all hazards and posting update information and resources for recent incidents and outbreaks.

World Health Organization (WHO): is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Native American Alliance for Emergency Preparedness: The California Area Office of the Indian Health Service (IHS) and the California Indian Health Program (IHP), in collaboration with the Native American Alliance for Emergency Preparedness (NAAEP) seek to increase capacity across Indian Country by hosting a site with online educational materials including the NAAEP curriculum, didactic tutorials, case-based animated tutorials, disaster plan templates, and relevant additional resources to provide access to critical information related to preparedness and response for both California area and a greater geographic region of Indian clinics.

The California Health Alert Network (CAHAN) is the State of California’s web-based information and communications system available on a 24/7/365 basis for distribution of health alerts, dissemination of prevention guidelines, coordination of disease investigation efforts, preparedness planning, and other initiatives that strengthen state and local preparedness. CAHAN participants have the ability to receive alerts and notifications via alphanumeric pager, e-mail, fax, and phone (cellular and landline)

California Department of Public Health: This link will take you to the California Department of Public Health’s Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus (Swine Flu) page which features current research and news relating to outbreaks in California and information and recommendations for vaccines.

Emergency Management Institute FEMA On-Line Courses: The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. FEMA’s Independent Study Program offers courses that support the nine mission areas identified by the National Preparedness Goal: incident management; operational planning; disaster logistics; emergency communications; service to disaster victims; continuity programs; public disaster communications; integrated preparedness; and hazard mitigation.

For more information please contact:
Barbara Hart, PHN
(916) 929-9761; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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