Healthcare Ready has developed two tools to assist the public in preparing for and responding to disasters.
Healthcare Ready has also developed a list of resources useful for the public in preparing for and recovering from an emergency.
To help individuals and families better prepare for a severe public health emergency, the American Red Cross provides resources for emergency planning.
The Ready Rating program helps businesses, schools and organizations become prepared for emergencies.
Drug shortages can also be tracked through the FDA and the Association of Health System Pharmacists Drug Shortages Resource Center.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintain information related to seasonal influenza, as well as a comprehensive emergency preparedness and response - everything from anthrax to zombies.
The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the FDA offers information on the use of drugs that have been potentially affected by fire, flooding or unsafe water and the use of temperature-sensitive drug products when refrigeration is temporarily unavailable.
While local, state, and federal emergency management agencies regularly respond to public health emergencies, citizens play a major role in enabling a successful response that saves lives. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has compiled a list of informative resources on how individuals can recover following an emergency.
The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response has numerous resoureces for public health emergencies.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) is a free, confidential service that helps connect uninsured and underinsured patients to programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free. PPA offers a single point of access to information on more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs.