Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)
NIH Public Bulletin – April 2010
New Health Resources for Chile and Haiti
Format: Web Site
Institute: National Library of Medicine (NLM)
NLM offers a compilation of resources for medical teams responding to the earthquakes in Chile and Haiti on its Disaster Information Management Research Center Web page. The page includes materials in Haitian Creole, French, Spanish, and English and features information on traumatic injuries, mass fatalities, mental health, and the public health consequences of the earthquake damage.
The recent earthquakes in Chile and Haiti highlight the importance of rapid, organized response to natural disasters and other emergencies. NLM has a long history of providing health information during times of disaster and has developed a number of tools and advanced information services for use by emergency responders. Through its Disaster Information Management Research Center, NLM is also building on proven emergency backup and response mechanisms within its National Network of Libraries of Medicine to promote effective use of libraries and specially trained librarians in disaster management efforts.
You can visit NLM's Disaster Information Management Research Center page at http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc.html.