Emergency Preparedness Online Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics
www.aap.org/terrorism
General bioterrorism information, talking with children about bioterrorism and war and advice on communicating with children about disasters.

Center for the Study of Bioterrorism and Emerging Infections
www.bioterrorism.slu.edu
General information on bioterrorism and infections.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov
Bioterrorism information as well as a comprehensive site for smallpox for public and professional. Information available in English and Spanish.

Federal Bureau of Investigation
www.fbi.gov
General information on terrorism and threats.

Federal Emergency Management Agency
www.fema.gov
Information on disasters and emergency preparedness as well as a FEMA site for children

Homeland Security
www.ready.gov
Information and ideas for readying your family or your business for manmade and natural disasters.

Infectious Diseases Society of America
www.idsociety.org/Bioterrorism_Agents/
In depth medical information on various diseases that could be related to bioterrorism.

John Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense
www.hopkins-biodefense.org
General bioterrorism and emergency preparedness as well as related articles from various medical journals.

National Mental Health Association
www.nmha.org
Fact sheets to help manage your anxiety about the war in Iraq and address children’s questions.

New York State Department of Health
www.health.state.ny.us
General bioterrorism and emergency preparedness information.

NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
www.dhses.ny.gov/oct/
Created in direct response to the September 11th terrorist attacks. Information on current risk levels of the US and NYS, with other useful information.

New York State Emergency Management Office
www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/
Information about disaster preparedness and the hazard mitigation grant program.

The Red Cross
www.redcross.org
General bioterrorism and emergency preparedness information as well as information on developing an emergency disaster plan and what should be included in a disaster supply kit.

US Department of Health and Human Services
www.hhs.gov/smallpox/index.html
General bioterrorism and emergency preparedness information for youth, parents, media and the military. Information available in English and Spanish.

The White House
www.whitehouse.gov/homeland
General bioterrorism and emergency preparedness information including information of threat levels and Homeland Security issues.