The Regional Disaster Information Center (CRID)’s mission is to promote the development of a culture of prevention in Latin American and Caribbean countries through the compilation and dissemination of disaster-related information and the promotion of cooperative efforts to improve risk management in the Region

CRID launches e-newsletter on public health and risk management

CRID has been working for several years on improving access to information related to public health and risk management and has developed a wide variety of increasingly specialized products. The best example of this is the thematic portal on Public Health and Risk Management, which provides access to more than 800 information resources.

CRID has gone one step further with the creation of a monthly electronic newsletter, in Spanish, which has current information on the sector, as well as on relevant publications.

To subscribe to the-newsletter, go to the Subscribe section at

To review the first three issues of the newsletter, visit: http//

Follow CRID on Facebook and Twitter

With the aim of providing a space for participation and exchange for all actors specializing in disaster risk reduction (DRR), which is essential for information management, CRID has created official Twitter (!/cridlac) and Facebook ( pages. Both of these sites are constantly being updated with the latest resources available, as well as with up-to-date information on CRID initiatives, projects, and information products.

Other information resources available from CRID

  • A human health perspective on climate change: a report outlining the research needs on the human health effects of climate change. 2010. Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (Research Triangle, North Carolina).
  •  Política nacional de hospitales seguros frente a los desastres [National policy on hospitals safe from disasters]. 2010. Ministry of Health of Peru, General Office of National Defense.

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