Health Departments & Partners

This section provides information to persons or groups who assist with an emergency response and communicate with affected communities and individuals.

Emergency Response Resources
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    Regional OfficesContact information for the Regional Offices and descriptions of how they offer support at a national level

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    Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER)Epidemiological tool to conduct a rapid, low-cost needs assessment to determine a community’s health status

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    Epi CASE ToolkitGuidance for public health professionals to rapidly assess and respond to affected populations during an incident

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    ToxFAQs Summaries of the most commonly asked questions about specific chemicals; offers support for communicating with the general public

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    Shelter in Place: Facts and InformationShelter in Place protocol for community members asked to remain in their homes during an emergency

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    Evacuation Facts and What to Do Details on what community members who have been asked to leave their homes should know and do

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    ATSDR Communication ToolkitInformation templates for addressing a community and explaining ATSDR’s role following a toxic spill

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    Rapid Response RegistryInformation to help state and local public health organizations rapidly establish registries of persons exposed to or potentially exposed to harmful chemicals and agents

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    Toxic Substances Portal In-depth information on toxic substances and their potential health impacts

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    Assessment of Chemical Exposures (ACE) TeamsOverview of the ACE program and how it can support local authorities following a chemical release

Page last reviewed: March 30, 2020