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The Governor’s Council on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response

The Governor’s Council on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response (Council) was established pursuant to Executive Order 2014-08. The Council is responsible for developing and implementing a coordinated comprehensive plan to ensure Arizona’s public health infrastructure is prepared for the potential outbreak of infectious diseases, and can provide rapid response that effectively protects the safety and well-being of Arizonans. Further information on the work of the Council is available at ADHS’ website.

ArMA’s Disaster Preparedness and Awareness Task Force worked with many state and community organizations in a cooperative effort to create a single resource for the practicing Arizona physician. The resource that came about as part of the Task Force’s ongoing work is the Disaster Preparedness and Awareness Guide for Arizona Physicians. This page features links appropriate for physicians to locate information for medical purposes as well as resources to assist physicians in educating their patients. The links are also featured in the Guide.

Physician Resources

Disaster Preparedness and Awareness Guide for Arizona Physicians
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, “Pediatric Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness: A Resource for Pediatricians”
American Academy of Pediatrics, “Children and Disasters”
Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Public Health Emergency Preparedness
AzMedicine Spring 2006-Disaster Section”Will Arizona be ready? Preparing for a Disaster”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Clinician Outreach and Communications
Medical Reserve Corps
The Zebra Manual: A Reference Handbook for Bioterrorism Agents


Patient Resources

American Red Cross
American Red Cross (Spanish language)
Az211
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emergency Preparedness
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emergency Preparedness (Spanish language)
Citizen Corps
Emergency Information Forms (EIF)
Family 4 Steps Disaster Preparation Guide
FEMA
FEMA’s Emergency Preparedness for Kids
Just in Case Arizona
Por Sia Caso Arizona
The Med Form
READY USA