West Alabama Disaster Health Information Outreach Project
External Advisory Team
Director, Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency
Area 3 Coordinator, Emergency Preparedness, Alabama Department of Public Health
Director, Risk Management Services, DCH Regional Medical Center
Chief, Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service
Internal Advisory Team
Director, UA Health Sciences Library
John C. Higginbotham
Director, Institute of Rural Health Research
Executive Director, EMPACT West Alabama & UA Institute of Rural Health Research
Deputy Director, UA Institute of Rural Health Research
Post-Doctoral Fellow, UA Institute of Rural Health Research
Assistant Professor, UA Institute of Rural Health Research
Associate Director, Editorial Services, Institute of Rural Health Research
The purpose of this guide is to provide disaster health information to health care providers and was developed in connection with the West Alabama Disaster Health Information Outreach Project. The target area includes the 11 counties of west Alabama covered by EMPACT West Alabama Inc. (Emergency Medical Programs and Community Training), which are Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Marion, Perry, Pickins, Tuscaloosa, and Sumter. State and federal resources that would be beneficial to those dealing with emergencies are included. All resources chosen for inclusion are freely accessible on the web.
The development of the Disaster Health Information Website was made possible by a grant from the National Library of Medicine awarded to the Health Sciences Library and the Institute for Rural Health Research, which are both part of the College of Community Health Sciences at The University of Alabama. The website is part of the West Alabama Disaster Health Information Outreach Project, which was funded by the NLM grant.
Please note that this site is under construction.
We welcome your feedback and suggestions on this guide. Let us know what you think and how we can improve library services in this area. Thank you.
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The University of Alabama School of Medicine - Tuscaloosa
Health Sciences Library
850 5th Avenue East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401