As champions for the community, health centers foster a level of grassroots emergency preparedness that reaches deep into the underserved and vulnerable populations they care for daily. The state's community health centers not only play a significant role in maintaining the health of communities, we are recognized as critical and essential partners in local, statewide and national emergency response. Today, health centers are more than primary care providers - we 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:
- DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness - delvalle.bphc.org
- Local Public Health Institute of Massachusetts - www.masslocalinstitute.org
- Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency - mematraining.chs.state.ma.us/TRS
- AmeriCares - http://usaccess.americares.org/
- Direct Relief - http://www.directrelief.org/usa/
- Heart to Heart - http://www.hearttoheart.org/our-work/product-distribution/
- International Medical Corps - https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/
Visit the League's calendar for League sponsored trainings.
More InformationFor more information on the League's and health centers' emergency management efforts, contact Tina Wright.
Updated: Feb 2020