Public Health and Wellness Committee's Disaster Preparedness List

Family medicine is an important part of humanitarian assistance when a disaster strikes. For that reason, the ACOFP Public Health and Wellness Committee has provided information about public health and wellness, disaster preparedness and terrorism awareness.

Overview of Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness - Overview  

Disaster Management

National Incident Management System 
Listen, Protect, and Connect: Psychological First Aid for Children
Dynamics of Disaster Chart - Civil/Military

Resources/Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response 
Family Emergency - Communications Plan - Ready.gov 
The Role of the Physician in “Medical” Marijuana 
   - White Paper on State-Level Proposals to Legalize Marijuana

WADEM and Osteopathy

We have included a link to the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM), a non-operational, non-governmental multidisciplinary organization that aims to improve disaster care. WADEM now has an Osteopathic Physician Section, whose goal is to expand the role of the osteopathic physician in global health and humanitarian aid. For more information, click here.

Government Agencies 

Joining Forces 
National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) 
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD 
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center