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Disaster Preparedness, Bioterrorism, and Emergency Management:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
www.ready.gov
Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling a supply kit and developing a family communications plan, are the same for both a natural or man-made emergency.

Public Health Emergency Response by Centers for Disease Control
www.bt.cdc.gov
Excellent CDC website re: Bioterrorism preparedness. User friendly and links to resources.

Federal Emergency Management Agency
www.fema.gov/
Can select your geographical region and obtain disaster fact sheets. Also in Spanish.

International Critical Incident Stress foundation
www.icisf.org/
Non profit organization dedicated to prevention of disabling stress for emergency service professionals. Especially significant in light of 2001 disasters.


Recovery from disaster:

United For Peace
www.unitedforpeace.org
Site for information and resources on sustaining peace worldwide.

Santa Clara County Public Health Immunization Program
www.sccgov.org
Specific to Santa Clara County for immunization sites. Helpful in rationale for immunizations.

California Department of Health Services Immunization Branch
www.dhs.ca.gov/ps/dcdc/izgroup/index.htm
Statewide site for immunizations as well as concrete information on immunizations e.g. smallpox.

National Immunization Program
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
Extensive site with user friendly links related to immunizations. Also in Spanish.

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/acip/default.htm
Great site for health professionals on recommended immunization practices.

American College Health Association
www.acha.org/Topics/meningitis.cfm
Information regarding the meningococcal disease and vaccine.

Updated 6/2010


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