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UNSOM Health Watch: Disaster Preparedness And Online Information

University of Nevada School of Medicine

September is National Preparedness Month, an initiative that encourages the public to prepare for emergencies such as natural disasters. We're talking about finding and accessing credible and useful websites that can help people before, during and after disasters. Our guest is Mary Schultz, director of the Savitt Library at the School of Medicine. Leading this discussion as always is Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine. 

Below is a list of the websites mentioned in this health watch segment. 



 National Emergency Family Registry and Locator System


From FEMA, provides a place to report in you are displaced, search for a displaced person, and report/search for a missing child during a disaster.

American Red Cross Safe & Well


List yourself as Safe and Well during a disaster or Search for people.



The ReUnite app works with the People Locator service from the National Library of Medicine.  You can report missing or found people and search for people.

Disaster Information Management Research Center


Provides access to credible disaster health information for first responders and the general public.



Trusted health information from the National Library of Medicine

Esther Ciammachilli is a former part-time broadcaster at KUNR Public Radio.