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Roadmap to Disaster Health Information Resources and Tools

Class Overview
This training class introduced many of the disaster health information sources available on the Internet. Knowing where to find information before a disaster or public health emergency is key to disaster preparedness. Disaster information tools, such as WISER and REMM were also demonstrated.

Class slides: Roadmap to Disaster Health Information Resources and Tools. (PDF, 15MB)

Location: NLM Lister Hill Auditorium

Date:       Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Time:       1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Topics covered:

  • Federal disaster preparedness and response landscape
  • NLM resources for disaster health information
  • Federal disaster health information sources
  • Other sources of disaster health information, including associations; non-governmental organizations, and international organizations
  • Databases and information aggregators
  • Disaster information tools and mobile applications
  • How to stay up-to-date: listservs, RSS feeds, blogs, Twitter, etc.

Instructors:

Emily Morton-Owens, MSLIS
Web Services Librarian
NYU Health Sciences Libraries
New York University
New York, NY
emily.morton-owens@med.nyu.edu

Elizabeth Norton, MLS, MPH
Librarian
Disaster Information Management Research Center
Specialized Information Services
National Library of Medicine
Bethesda, MD
nortone@nlm.nih.gov

Jennifer Pakiam, MS
Technical Information Specialist
Disaster Information Management Research Center
Specialized Information Services
National Library of Medicine
Bethesda, MD
pakiamj@nlm.nih.gov