Emergency Public Information and Warning: Resources

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Emergency Dark Site: A Toolkit on How to Build, Use, and Maintain a Dark Site for Public Health Emergencies
This toolkit, from the Santa Clara County Advanced Practice Center, is intended to serve local health departments in setting up a public health department emergency dark site -- a static Web page used to post critical public health emergency messages when a server goes down. 
Get Ready for Call Center Surge: A Toolkit for Local Health Departments
Develop or enhance existing resources and partnerships to increase call center capacity and improve the effectiveness of phone-based emergency communications with the public. This Advanced Practice Center toolkit was developed by  with a focus on rural and suburban settings.
Risk Communication in Rural Settings
Developed by Ware County Board of Health (An Advanced Practice Center mini-site), Risk Communicating Resources for Rural Areas is a toolkit to help rural public health departments communicate their message to the community during an emergency or disaster. The goal of this toolkit is to put comprehensive, accessible, and ready-to-use materials in the hands of local health departments. The tool contains information on the following topics: Communicating during a natural event, Communicating during a biological event, Communicating during a chemical event, Communicating during a radiological event, Communicating during a mass vaccination/medical event, How to have a Joint Information Center in your community, and Non-traditional ways to communicate. Now includes: Social Media Templates.
Staff Allocation Decision Guide
This tool, from NACCHO Advanced Practice Center, Multnomah County Health Department, guides an experienced Local Health Department (LHD) administrator or Incident Commander (IC) through decision-making processes to allocate staff between two major types of public health operations both in advance of, and during, a public health emergency. The tool applies to any incident calling for both disease investigation and prophylaxis operations.