CDC Health Alert Network: Preparing for and Responding to Bombing Events

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Resources Available for Local and State Public Health Officials: Preparing for and Responding to Bombing Events

On April 17, 2013, the CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) released a health advisory titled, “Resources Available for Local and State Public Health Officials: Preparing for and Responding to Bombing Events.” The advisory was released following the terrorist attack near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

From the background and summary: “Boston health officials are dealing with the immediate aftermath of two bombs that exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on the afternoon of April 15, 2013. CDC offers resources that may help local or state health officials prepare for, respond to, and mitigate the health effects of bombings, and other mass casualty events.”

Sections of the advisory include:

  • Mass Casualty Event Preparedness and Response
  • Information for the General Public
  • Information for Health Professionals
  • Fact Sheets
  • Guidance and Planning Documents
  • Data Collection and Planning Tools
  • Training
  • Coping with Trauma
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Resources


Article formerly posted at https://www.hsdl.org/blog/newpost/view/s_4771