Disaster Health Information Sources: The Basics

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Primary contact information...
Disaster Information Management Research Center, National Library of Medicine (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov)
6707 Democracy Blvd, Suite 510
Bethesda MD , 20892
United States
Siobhan Champ-Blackwell is the primary contact.
Phone: 301-827-5878
Resource URL: http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disastercourse_thebasics.html
Region: All

Description: “Disaster Health Information Sources: The Basics” provides a comprehensive overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster mitigation, planning, response and recovery. This interactive,self-paced class will cover key sources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), federal and non-federal agencies, and international organizations. Tools for locating, organizing and disseminating disaster health information will also be discussed. This class was originally developed by Robin Featherstone. “Disaster Health Information Sources: The Basics” is one of five required classes for the MLA Disaster Information Specialization basic certificate. The class video and materials are available online, on demand. The class is open to anyone at no cost at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disastercourse_thebasics.html. This class is also available for a classroom setting with an instructor. For further information on the class and the NLM Disaster Information Specialist Program, please contact Siobhan Champ-Blackwell siobhan.champ-blackwell@nih.gov

Experience Level: Beginning
Continuing Education Experience: None
CE Contact Hours: 3.0
Professional Competencies: Leadership and Management, Health Sciences Information Services
Subject: Disaster Preparedness
Course Type: Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, Specialization, RML Offerings - On-Demand Disaster Health Information

Educational Objective: At the end of the course, participants will be: •Comfortable locating disaster health information •Confident using a variety of disaster health databases, tools and websites •Knowledgeable about initiatives and technologies for accessing disaster health information.


The agenda is available at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disastercourse_thebasics.html

Need for This Course: This course is required for the MLA Disaster Information Specialization basic certificate.

The instructional methods used include Demonstration, Discussion, Simulation, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.

Participant Materials: Participant materials are available at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disastercourse_thebasics.html

Facility Requirements: For classroom: Computers with Internet access. Lectern computer with Microsoft PowerPoint and a digital projector.

Additional Evaluation: NA

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