Public Health Preparedness Toolkits 

Welcome to the Public Health Preparedness Toolkits page. This page contains capacity enhancing toolkits that you can download for individual or group use. 

Shelter from the Storm

Disasters can leave your practice out of business and unable to serve patients. This streamlined toolkit was designed for health care practice personnel who need clear steps to initiate an emergency process. Contains training materials and worksheets that guide you step by step from assessing your risks, selecting key emergency response roles, developing some basic tools for disaster response and recovery, and practicing your plans. 

Presentation Version of Toolkit (large .pdf file)

Handout Version of Toolkit (.pdf file)

Disaster Mental Health Assistance in Public Health Emergencies 


Research on Disaster Mental Health has found that psychological casualties can far outweigh physical injuries in a disaster. Public Health personnel need to understand the expected mental health impact of a disaster on victims, residents, staff and their families to effectively implement response and recovery activities. The purpose of this training is to strengthen local health departments’ capacity to respond to the mental health needs of individuals and staff impacted by disasters and public health emergencies. The webcast will provide an overview of disaster mental health and an evidence-based toolkit of resources to help local public health professionals manage the behavioral needs of victims, staff and area residents responding to and recovering from a disaster.