Functional Capabilities: Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues

  • Understanding and addressing psychological impacts of affected individuals including at-risk populations (elderly, disabled, economically disadvantaged, children, pregnant women), ethnic and cultural groups; identifying and addressing family assistance needs; Education and academic institutions; Eldercare facilities; Community centers; Daycare centers.
  • These tools and resources include best practices, lessons learned, and resources that provide public health, healthcare, and other providers responsible for human care to collaboratively prepare for, respond to, recover from, prevent, and mitigate potential health events.
LinkTool/Resource NameHow this Tool is UsefulKey CapabilitiesFunctional Capability Sets
Hurricane HelpThe U.S. Department of Education is working with other federal agencies, such as FEMA and DHS, to ensure continuation of critical services to students, families, and educators and the restoration of the learning environment. This website provides a list of helpful resources for individuals looking for Hurricane help as it relates to education.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Hurricane Harvey Toolset
  • Public outreach, information, and education
  • Resource (government and private sector) management (identification, access, distribution, and monitoring)
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Hurricane Harvey and Irma Toolset
  • Response Challenges
Public Health Emergency for Hurricane HarveyThis page provides many links to stay safe during Hurricane Harvey and during recovery.
  • Animal disease surveillance, investigation, and response
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Crisis standards of care
  • Hurricane Harvey Toolset
  • Long-term temporary housing and supporting healthcare, community, and social services
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  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
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Listen, Protect, and Connect - Psychological First Aid for Children and ParentsYou can help your child if you: Listen, Protect, and Connect the three steps of “psychological first aid” for your child after a disaster. These steps can help your child bounce back from a disaster.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Hurricane Harvey Toolset
  • Mental health services under normal conditions and post-event behavioral health management and monitoring
  • Psychological/Psychosocial Issues Related to Disaster
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Hurricane Harvey and Irma Toolset
Listen, Protect, Connect – Model & Teach Psychological First Aid for Students and TeachersHelping you help your students in times of disaster, school crises, or emergencies.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Hurricane Harvey Toolset
  • Mental health services under normal conditions and post-event behavioral health management and monitoring
  • Psychological/Psychosocial Issues Related to Disaster
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Hurricane Harvey and Irma Toolset
Psychosocial Impacts of Disasters on ChildrenThe National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health's second HTML pediatric learning object "Psychosocial Impacts of Disasters on Children" addresses the unique psychosocial needs of children in disasters. This learning object is geared towards all health professionals. The lesson includes "In the Field", which provide examples of how healthcare practitioners applied concepts related to the psychosocial welfare of children after an event. Throughout the lesson, the learner will also complete knowledge-check quizzes to reinforce lesson content.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Hurricane Harvey Toolset
  • Psychological/Psychosocial Issues Related to Disaster
  • Public outreach, information, and education
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Hurricane Harvey and Irma Toolset
Building Workforce Resilience through the Practice of Psychological First AidA Course for Supervisors and Leaders Individuals in health, public health, and emergency management leadership roles are faced with many challenges when their organizations are activated in response to a disaster. Although mechanisms and processes are in place to support these responses, the abrupt change in focus from normal operations to disaster response operations and the intensity of these devastating events increase the level of urgency and stress for the entire organization. Therefore, the purpose of this course is three-fold. • First, it introduces leaders to the concept of Psychological First Aid as a leadership tool to build workforce resilience. • Second, it educates leaders about the core components of Psychological First Aid. • Third, it provides an opportunity for leaders to apply PFA within scenario-based exercises.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Continuous and sustainable process and strategy for community, organizational, and individual health resilience improvement
  • Hurricane Harvey Toolset
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  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Hurricane Harvey and Irma Toolset
A Community Checklist for Health Sector Resilience Informed by Hurricane SandyAn examination of New York City’s experiences with Superstorm Sandy to derive “best practices” guidance for communities interested in strengthening the resilience of their health care sector to extreme events. Provides a general checklist that outlines cross-cutting actions that many different health sector organizations can implement to foster resilience as well as supplemental checklists that are specific to individual components of the health sector: hospitals, long term care facilities, outpatient medical facilities, behavioral health providers, pharmacies, correctional health facilities, public health departments, patient transport providers, home and community based care providers, elected officials and jurisdictions as well as patients and families.
  • Effective plans and policies for health resilience response, mitigation, and recovery
  • Emergency public health and medical, including mental health services (e.g., availability, certification, mobile assets, emergency triage and pre-hospital treatment, use of remote care technologies)
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  • Coordination and Collaboration across Jurisdictions, Sectors, and Disciplines
  • Critical Infrastructure and Associated Interdependencies; Risk Assessment, and Mitigation
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
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Active Shooter Action Plan Video for SchoolsThe video is a free, password protected training video for school districts and police departments working with schools. The video uses language familiar to educators to spur dialogue about what to do in a shooting incident on school grounds. Sample questions for discussions are also included.
  • Evacuation and shelter-in-place
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Response Challenges
Listen, Protect, and Connect: Psychological First Aid for Children and ParentsA psychological first aid tool for children and parents to help children bounce back from a disaster.
  • Emergency public health and medical, including mental health services (e.g., availability, certification, mobile assets, emergency triage and pre-hospital treatment, use of remote care technologies)
  • Mental health services under normal conditions and post-event behavioral health management and monitoring
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  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
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Listen, Protect, Connect: Model and TeachA psychological first aid tool for teachers to help students bounce back from a disaster.
  • Emergency public health and medical, including mental health services (e.g., availability, certification, mobile assets, emergency triage and pre-hospital treatment, use of remote care technologies)
  • Mental health services under normal conditions and post-event behavioral health management and monitoring
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Recovery and Long-Term Restoration Issues
Evidence-Informed Guidelines for Child-Focused Pandemic Planning and ResponseThis report examines the physical, social, and mental health effects of pandemic on children and families. Based upon these findings, the report also provides a set of evidence-informed, child-focused, best practice guidelines for use by stakeholders during future pandemics across a variety of relevant fields. This research provides value to community health resilience by investigating the impacts of pandemic on a specific at-risk group and is unique for especially focusing on emotional and pyschological impacts.
  • Identification of needs and assistance for at-risk populations (economically-stressed, homeless, elderly, disabled, pregnant women and children) and ethnic groups
  • Mental health services under normal conditions and post-event behavioral health management and monitoring
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  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Communications, Critical IT Systems, Information Sharing, and Health Data Issues
  • Critical Infrastructure and Associated Interdependencies; Risk Assessment, and Mitigation
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Emergency Authority and Immunity Toolkit: Liability Issues in EmergenciesConcerns about liability: A finding of legal responsibility for an act or failure to act, regularly arise during emergency response situations. Individual government employees, volunteers, and healthcare professionals, as well as entities such as businesses and nonprofits, worry about potential liability for their actions during an emergency. Existing and new federal and state protections against liability have been created to address the concerns of volunteers and others involved in emergency responses.
  • Legal, liability, and regulatory issues, constraints/waivers
  • Management of non-governmental support and volunteers
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Legal, Policy, and Liability Issues
All-Hazards Preparedness GuideBeing prepared to prevent, respond to, and recover rapidly from public health threats can save lives and protect the health and safety of the public. Though some people feel it is impossible to be prepared for unexpected events, the truth is that taking preparedness actions helps people deal with hazards of all types much more effectively when they do occur. By reading this guide, you have taken the first step in securing your preparedness. You will learn that emergency preparedness requires attention not just to specific types of hazards but also to steps that increase preparedness for any type of hazard.
  • All-hazards threat identification and characterization—natural and manmade, including aging and deteriorating infrastructure, technological threats, and climate change
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
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  • Communications, Critical IT Systems, Information Sharing, and Health Data Issues
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
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Caring for Children in a DisasterChildren are more vulnerable than adults in emergency situations. This CDC website provides several resource links to educate people on the proper steps to take to protect children during emergency events. The website provides resources like: real stories, health professionals and emergency planners, and information on the unique needs of children during and after disasters.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Plans and Integration
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Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response: Ready WrigleyThe CDC Ready Wrigley is a cartoon "preparedness pup" that helps children learn how to be ready and prepared for disaster emergencies. The website allows users to find easy-to-read books, checklists, and apps that help make preparedness and response easy for children to understand.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Population-based preparedness and resilience, particularly for at-risk populations and for women and infants
  • Public outreach, information, and education
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Response Challenges
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