Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.

Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.

September is National Preparedness Month 2018

Every September, National Preparedness Month reminds us to take time to prepare for disasters, which can happen any time. This year’s theme is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How”. Each week in September, the Disaster Information Research Center sends out emails highlighting NLM, NIH, and other government resources that will assist you in learning how to prepare for disasters. Connect w/them on their Twitter Account.

They are hosting a webinar September 20, at 1:30pm ET entitled Planning for Disaster: Partnerships Ensure Continuity of Operations. It will feature speakers from DIMRC along with Ann Holman from Darnall Medical Library, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The recording is now available from their August 9, 2018, Disaster Information Specialist webinar “Data Management in Disasters & Public Health Emergencies.” The webinar featured National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow Nicole Strayhorn, who discussed the results of her project to identify open data sources and data sharing policies used during disasters and public health emergencies. Access the recording and slides, as well as a handout of all the links mentioned during the webinar.