Disaster Health Information Sources: The Basics

For more information or to schedule this course, contact: Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, siobhan.champ-blackwell@nih.gov.

This self-paced online course provides a comprehensive overview of essential resources for health-related information services in support of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. It includes resources from federal and nonfederal agencies and international organizations.

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Resource URL:  https://www.nlm.nih.gov/dis_courses/basics/index.html

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe basic terminology and concepts related to disaster health information

  • Recognize when disaster health information is needed

  • Distinguish categories of disaster health information

  • Identify sources to locate disaster health information

  • Demonstrate strategies to assess disaster health information

  • Find more resources on disaster health information


This course is divided into the following sections.

  • Introduction: Disasters and Disaster Management

  • Disaster Health Information

  • Categories of Disaster Health Information

  • Information Sources for Preparedness

  • Information Sources for Response

  • Information Sources for Recovery

  • Assessing Literature

  • Conclusion

Each section is a single page of content and activities that help reinforce the topics covered. Each section is summarized with key points, which are the most critical take-home messages of the material.

MLA CE Credits: 3