NLM Website Addresses Emergency Needs of Special Populations

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The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched a website for special populations that addresses preparedness for emergencies and disasters. The site contains information on safety measures, evacuation, preparedness, etc., for the disabled, the elderly, people with hearing and sight impairment, women, children, diabetics, indigenous populations, and foreigners, among others. In addition, it presents lessons learned from disasters caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the attacks on the World Trade Center. The site includes laws and regulations and a preparedness guide for the government and its agencies. The page is available at http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/specialpopulationsanddisasters.html.

 

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