Emergency response vehicles with hazard tape

Mass Gatherings: Health Information Guide


Public Health for Mass Gatherings: Key Considerations (PDF, 5.2 MB)
World Health Organization

Provision of Emergency Medical Care for Crowds (PDF, 135 KB)
Emergency Medical Services Committee, American College of Emergency Physicians

Travel to Mass Gatherings: Yellow Book Chapter 8 Advising Travelers with Specific Needs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

ASPR TRACIE Topic Collection: Crisis Standards of Care
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, US Department of Health and Human Services


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General Health-Related Information

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Healthcare System Surge Capacity

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Resources for the General Public

Health information for the general public about hazards, emergencies, and disasters is available in MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus resources are also available in Spanish.