Disaster-specific Resources

This installment of the SAMHSA Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS) presents information specific to particular kinds of disasters, as well as general preparedness and response information. Topics covered include but are not limited to the following:

  • Information about a range of natural disasters (such as drought, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes) and human-caused disasters (such as mass violence, terrorism, and technological disasters)
  • General disaster preparedness and response

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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (USUHS, CSTS)

This fact sheet offers information on triage, early psychological interventions, and patient education to help disaster responders help themselves, colleagues, and survivors of a radiological incident.

http://www.cstsonline.org/wp-content/resources/CSTS_issues_radiation%20event.pdf


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS, CDC)

This website section includes information that can help emergency services physicians and nurses manage patients and understand and treat injuries after radiation emergencies.

Last Updated: 09/06/2017