Disaster Preparedness Resources Toolkit
For Health Professionals
ANA's Disaster Preparedness & Response
This website is geared toward providing RNs with valuable information on how they can better care during disasters.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors - across the street, across the country, and across the world - in emergencies. Each year, in communities large and small, victims of some 70,000 disasters turn to neighbors familiar and new - the more than half a million volunteers and 35,000 employees of the Red Cross.
National Center for Disaster Preparedness
Established in 2003, the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health works to understand and improve the nation's capacity to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.
The Disaster Center
The Disaster Center supports the UN's International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
Mass Casualty Event Preparedness and Response
Established in 2003, the National Center for Disaster Preparedness works to understand and improve the nation's capacity to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.
SAMHSA Disaster Behavioral Health
The SAMHSA DBHIS contains themed resource collections and toolkits that are pertinent to the disaster behavioral health field.
FEMA - Are You Ready?
Are You Ready? provides a step-by-step approach to disaster preparedness by walking the reader through how to get informed about local emergency plans, how to identify hazards that affect their local area, and how to develop and maintain an emergency communications plan and disaster supplies kit.
Emergency Preparedness & You
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Red Cross have teamed up to answer common questions and provide step by step guidance you can take now to protect you and your loved ones.
Emergency Preparedness for Business
Instructions to building occupants, actions to be taken by facility management, & first responder notification procedures. From the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)
Older Adults and Disaster: Preparedness and Response
A guide for older adults, and their family members and caregivers, on how to prepare for a possible disaster and how to respond following one.
Book - Children: Stress, Trauma and Disasters
This book is an effort to bring together our understanding of the effects of stress, traumatic events and disaster on children and their families.
FEMA - For Kids
This site teaches kids how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage. They can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Action Kid.
National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
NACCRRA projects increase the quality and availability of child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
To raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States.
FEMA Online Disaster Preparedness Classes Available! Free to All
National Center for Disaster Preparedness' free online classes