Traditionally, hospitals have been perceived as the first line of defense in the event of a disaster. However, the state's community health centers not only play a significant role in maintaining the health of communities, they are well-positioned to participate in a local and statewide emergency response. Today, health centers are more than primary care providers - they are community responders.


The following links are to resources that can be helpful for preparing for, responding to and recovering from an emergency or disaster.

For smartphone users:

  • Disaster Apps and Mobile Optimized Web Pages - The tools on this page are designed to provide mobile device users access to Web-based content. They are developed to run on specific mobile platforms, such as iOS (iPhone and iPad), Android, or Blackberry.
  • Ping4Alerts - Location-based Public Safety and Emergency Alerts. Reduce alert fatigue with hyperlocal mobile alerts. Free download for smartphones, find it in your app store.

Training and Education Resources:

Relief Organizations:


Visit the League's calendar for League sponsored trainings.

More Information

For more information on the League's and health centers' emergency management efforts, contact Tina Wright.

Updated: June 2019


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