Public Health Practices

Behavioral health tools help hospitals plan for psychological effects of disasters

Missouri agencies created guidance and a workbook for integrating behavioral health functions into a hospital's emergency plan.

Rumor investigation process helped Florida prioritize communication response, conserve resources during Deepwater Horizon disaster

Florida developed a process to plan communications based on their monitoring of circulating information about the Deepwater Horizon oil spil.

Resource directories and medical management guidelines for response to a chemical emergency

Michigan developed streamlined tools to help responders make quick decisions during chemical emergencies.

Regional group prepares first responders, businesses, and residents for chemical emergencies

First responders and community members in an Ohio industrial community worked to create a response plan for potential chemical emergencies.

Vancouver 2010 Olympics stamp with snowboarder

Cross-border collaborations enhance preparedness at an international event

Washington worked with British Columbia to prepare for chemical emergencies during the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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