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Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response resources related to rural health, with information provided by the Rural Health Information Hub



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Resource: Emergency Preparedness and Recovery: A Toolkit for Rural Communities

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:42:13 -0500

Provides information and resources to assist a long term recovery group (LTRG) responding to a disaster and implementing recovery plans in a rural community. Addresses the infrastructure and health needs of rural residents in a disaster. Offers considerations for establishing a LTRG in a small and/or rural area and covers topics specific to rural areas, such as organizing volunteers and financial management.



Funding opportunity: National Health Security Award

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 13:54:55 -0500

An honorary award that recognizes local health departments that have demonstrated significant accomplishments in implementing health security-related initiatives within their jurisdictions. -- National Association of County and City Health Officials, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response



Resource: Tribal Nursing Home Best Practices: Emergency Preparedness

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 11:20:16 -0600

Describes emergency preparedness approaches of 5 tribal nursing homes in the states of Arizona, Washington, New Mexico, and Wyoming. -- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services



Funding opportunity: Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium Training

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:45:21 -0600

Emergency preparedness training and resources for rural first responders, offered both in-person and online, and provided at no cost. -- Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium



Resource: Ready or Not: Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:26:28 -0600

A review of state and federal public health preparedness, including state-by-state indicators and scores. Offers recommendations for a strategic capabilities system that can effectively respond to health threats. -- Trust for America's Health



Resource: All-Hazards Preparedness for Rural Communities: A Guide to Help Rural Agriculture Communities Prepare for Threats to Their Families, Farms, Animals and Businesses

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:20:21 -0500

Guide for individuals, farmers, and businesses in rural agricultural communities preparing for an all-hazards approach for their communities and commodities. Includes preparedness information and plans for families, homes, pets, farms, livestock, crops, and businesses regarding threats, such as biological, man-made, or technological threats.



Event: 2018 Annual EMS World Expo

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:25:24 -0500

Nashville TN
October 29, 2018 -- EMS World, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians



Resource: Determinants of Emergency Response Willingness in the Local Public Health Workforce by Jurisdictional and Scenario Patterns: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:55:19 -0500

Examines four urban and four rural local health departments' willingness to respond to naturally-occurring and terrorism-related emergency scenarios. Includes data on respondent characteristics and comparison of willingness-to-respond between urban and rural.



Resource: Hurricane Response: CMS Waivers and Exceptions for Facilities

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:19:14 -0500

Outlines the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' response to Hurricanes Nate, Maria, Irma, and Harvey. The actions are focused on maintaining access to care for affected Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Includes information about administrative actions and waivers for Critical Access Hospitals, Medicare-dependent small rural hospitals, low-volume providers, and other participating facilities. -- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services



Resource: Health and Medical Response to Active Shooter and Bombing Events

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:01:41 -0500

Explores key issues in responses to active shooter and bombing events, and serves as a prompt for responders and planners to consider areas where their communities can address potential gaps. Addresses challenges specific to crisis situations in rural areas.



Organization: SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:27:43 -0600

Helps prepare states, territories, tribes, and local entities to deliver an effective mental health and substance misuse response to disasters.



Resource: Emergency Preparedness Handbook for Tribal Governments

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:17:47 -0500

Describes strategies for developing and implementing plans for disaster management on American Indian lands. Includes sample emergency plans and a list of federal and tribal online resources for emergency preparedness.



Resource: Rural and Suburban Population Surge Following Detonation of an Improvised Nuclear Device: A New Model to Estimate Impact

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:56:25 -0500

Results of a study to predict consequences of an urban-to-rural evacuation following a nuclear terrorist attack. Examines the adverse effects that a mass exodus would have on the existing resources and infrastructure of destination communities, and highlights the need for effective advance planning for potential rural population surges resulting from disasters in urban areas. -- American Medical Association



Resource: Responding to Medical Surge in Rural Communities: Practices for Immediate Bed Availability

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:16:06 -0500

Describes strategies and practices that enable local health departments and healthcare organizations serving rural areas to help their communities during emergencies resulting in medical surge. Explores ways to ensure adequate levels of care for all patients, including telehealth services and integrated information sharing systems. -- National Association of County and City Health Officials



Resource: FirstNet (First Responder Network Authority)

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:28:00 -0500

Provides information on the development of a national high-speed wireless broadband public safety network, supporting the work of first responders, including emergency medical services personnel.



Resource: Urban to Rural Evacuation: Planning for Rural Population Surge

Mon, 18 May 2015 16:31:44 -0500

Analyzes the likelihood of urban evacuation to rural areas and provides recommendations for rural planning and response. -- NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis



Resource: Tips for Disaster Responders: Cultural Awareness When Working in Indian Country Post Disaster

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:49:32 -0500

Provides information for disaster response workers to build cultural awareness for supporting Native Americans before, during, and after a traumatic event. Discusses cultural values, types of traumatic events, traditional teachings, and talking circles. -- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration



Resource: Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:37:09 -0600

Provides free, online cultural and linguistic competency education designed for emergency medical technicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, and social worker responding to disaster situations. -- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health



Resource: Public Health Preparedness and Response for At-Risk Populations: Harnessing the Power of Health Information and Communication Technologies

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:56:56 -0600

Describes public health preparedness and response challenges for people with disabilities and other at-risk populations. Covers information and communication technologies used by healthcare providers and consumers. Provides examples of state governments and local communities using technology to reach at-risk populations, includes rural communities. -- Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.



Resource: Partnering to Achieve Rural Emergency Preparedness: A Workbook for Healthcare Providers in Rural Communities

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:10:59 -0600

Provides a tool to assist Rural Health Clinics, Community Health Centers and Migrant Health Centers plan effective community emergency preparedness plans. Encourages a team effort coordination between community leaders and healthcare facilities. -- Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health



Resource: How EMS in Rural Methow Valley, Washington, Coped with a Devastating Wildfire

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:16:44 -0500

Describes an incident that occurred in a rural valley, where patients and providers were cut off from hospitals, 911 coverage, and power. Shows the importance of advanced preparedness and planning by rural EMS agencies.



Funding opportunity: Emergency Grants for Organizations Providing Dental Care Following a Disaster

Wed, 21 May 2014 12:57:21 -0500

Grants to nonprofit organizations that provide needed emergency dental care in communities affected by a disaster. -- American Dental Association



Funding opportunity: AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:27:12 -0600

Funding for programs that are designed to strengthen tribal communities and solve local problems through service and volunteering. -- Corporation for National and Community Service



Organization: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:16:42 -0600

Focuses on preparedness planning and response, and provides federal support, including medical professionals through ASPR’s National Disaster Medical System to augment state and local capabilities during an emergency or disaster. Oversees several program areas, including Regional Emergency Coordinators and the Hospital Preparedness Program, which facilitates coordinated preparedness and response activities for public health and medical emergencies at the local and regional level.



Resource: Emergency Preparedness & Continuity of Operations

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 11:29:13 -0600

Highlights HRSA's emergency preparedness programs and initiatives including federal financial assistance in declared emergencies, disaster responses, public assistance, individual assistance, response and recovery, hazard mitigation, and small business loans. -- Health Resources and Services Administration



Organization: National Association of EMS Physicians

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 10:53:16 -0600

Comprised of over 1100 physicians, paramedics, nurses, administrators, educators, researchers, and key EMS personnel. Provides leadership for the EMS physician responsible for medical care in the out-of-hospital setting. Committees include Rural EMS, Mobile Integrated Healthcare Community Paramedicine, Wilderness EMS, and Emergency Preparedness.



Resource: Emergency Medical Services Response to Motor Vehicle Crashes in Rural Areas: A Synthesis of Highway Practice

Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:21:39 -0500

Identifies potential factors that may help reduce the time needed to provide effective medical care to crash occupants on rural roads. Includes rural statistics and data. -- National Cooperative Highway Research Program



Resource: Healthcare Facilities Partnership Program and Emergency Care Partnership Program Evaluation Report

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:19:23 -0600

Assesses the effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of two programs aimed at integrating public health and medical emergency planning and response. Includes several rural projects. -- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Health Security



Resource: Disaster Assistance.gov

Fri, 09 Nov 2012 11:16:23 -0600

Federal site for registration of services for people affected by disasters in federally designated disaster areas. Includes rural housing repair and rental loans.



Organization: American College of Emergency Physicians

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:58:14 -0600

Represents physicians who practice emergency medicine providing education, advocacy, and research opportunities. Oversees the Section of Rural Emergency Medicine that develops and shares information related to pre-hospital, initial primary hospital, and tertiary hospital care of rural emergency patients.