Useful Links

Gwinnett Newton Rockdale County Health Departments, our partner (formerly known as East Metro Health District).

The national Medical Reserve Corps web site.

National Weather Service

National Hurricane Center

Public Health Emergency Response Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Public Health Directors is "for people in a state, city, county, or town who come together during times of emergency, make the tough decisions about how to manage the crisis, and put their boots on the ground to save lives and protect the health and safety of area residents." The entire guide is available here in electronic form in both English and Spanish.

Public Health Emergency Response: A Guide for Leaders and Responders is a guide on the public health response to emergencies that is specifically tailored for public officials (e.g., mayors, governors, county executives, emergency managers) and first responders (e.g., police, fire, EMS).

Resource Guide for Public Health Preparedness is a gateway to freely available online resources related to public heath preparedness. Resources include expert guidelines, factsheets, websites, research reports, articles, and other tools aimed at the public health community. All resources are cataloged and may be searched by keyword or browsed by topic.

Public Health Practices is a one-stop shop for tools and strategies to respond to the health consequences of disasters and emergencies. Materials made available on this site represent concrete preparedness and response practices from state and local health departments, community-based organizations, and colleges and universities.

NACCHO's Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Program

The Network for Public Health Law

Online Emergency Response and Terrorism courses offered by TEEX (Texas Engineering Extension Service, a member of the Texas A&M University System).

CDC's flu activity and surevillance. See menu on left of page for info about flu basics, prevention, treatment, etc.