Public Health Practices

Social media training program builds responders' comfort with, ability to use Facebook, Twitter for emergency communications

A social media training program walks responders through a flood scenario and the step-by-step process of emergency communication on popular social media sites.

Connecticut emergency guide focuses on local hazards and enhanced communication to prepare and inform state residents

Connecticut developed an emergency preparedness guide that includes information on radiological emergencies, blizzards, and flash floods, among other issues.

Online mapping site allows residents to search and prepare for local natural hazards

The "My Hazards" Web site empowers California residents to search and plan for natural hazards specific to their locality.

Evaluation of flooding response leads to data- and image-based preparedness, response plan

After Lawrence County in southern Illinois experienced severe flooding in 2008, planners built GIS maps using community data to develop a strategy for future emergency events.

Responding to major flooding in 2 Georgia counties

After the 2009 Georgia floods, nursing and environmental health staff provided medical care, vaccination, and food safety services in emergency shelters.

Healthcare, public health partnerships support flood victims

Tennessee worked with pharmacies to ensure that people displaced by flooding had necessary medications.

Guide helps people prepare for and respond to disasters

Two agencies created a preparedness handbook for people with disabilities and their families, available in Spanish and Haitian Creole.

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