The National Academies Press

Emergency Preparedness / Disaster Management Collection

Recent events have proven that even prepared communities can be overwhelmed in a state of state of emergency. This collection of reports provides guidelines and targeted resources for all stakeholders in a disaster response, including state and local governments, emergency medical services and health care centers. These reports also examine the improvement of emergency services in rural communities and recommends post-disaster public engagement practices.

Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters: Strategies, Opportunities, and Planning for Recovery (2015)

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Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative (2012)

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Crisis Standards of Care: A Systems Framework for Catastrophic Disaster Response (2012)

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Crisis Standards of Care: A Toolkit for Indicators and Triggers (2013)

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Reducing Coastal Risk on the East and Gulf Coasts (2014)

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Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety of U.S. Nuclear Plants (2014)

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Dam and Levee Safety and Community Resilience: A Vision for Future Practice (2012)

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Successful Response Starts with a Map: Improving Geospatial Support for Disaster Management (2007)

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Tools and Methods for Estimating Populations at Risk from Natural Disasters and Complex Humanitarian Crises (2007)

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Terrorism and the Electric Power Delivery System (2012)

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Public Response to Alerts and Warnings on Mobile Devices: Summary of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps (2011)

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Public Response to Alerts and Warnings Using Social Media: Report of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps (2013)

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Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings: Report of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps (2013)

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Engaging the Public in Critical Disaster Planning and Decision Making: Workshop Summary (2013)

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Building Community Disaster Resilience Through Private-Public Collaboration (2011)

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Increasing National Resilience to Hazards and Disasters: The Perspective from the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Mississippi: Summary of a Workshop (2011)

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Tsunami Warning and Preparedness: An Assessment of the U.S. Tsunami Program and the Nation's Preparedness Efforts (2011)

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National Earthquake Resilience: Research, Implementation, and Outreach (2011)

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Preparedness and Response to a Rural Mass Casualty Incident: Workshop Summary (2011)

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Grand Challenges in Earthquake Engineering Research: A Community Workshop Report (2011)

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Improving Disaster Management: The Role of IT in Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery (2007)

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Facing Hazards and Disasters: Understanding Human Dimensions (2006)

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Disasters by Design: A Reassessment of Natural Hazards in the United States (1999)

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