Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Tasked with creating a national database and a plan for “the utilization of an electronic health record (EHR) for each person in the United States by 2014.” These records can allow access to key medical data for those affected by disasters who are in need of treatment and medications. http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/
server.pt/community/healthit_hhs_
gov__home/1204
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) DHS works to build a resilient nation. The agency provides the coordinated federal response to events such as terrorist attacks, natural disasters or other large-scale emergencies. DHS also works with federal, state, local and private sector partners in recovery efforts. http://www.dhs.gov/building-
resilient-nation
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) FEMA supports the public and first responders to prepare for. protect against, respond to. recover from, and mitigate all hazards, FEMA’s statutory authority derives from the Stafford Act (P.L. 100-707) (Link 1) Guiding documents and plans include the National Response Framework (Link 2), a “Whole Community” operational approach (Link 3), and a National Disaster Recovery Framework (Link 4). (1) http://www.fema.gov/about
/index.shtm

(2) http://www.fema.gov/
emergency/nrf/

(3)
http://www.fema.gov/about/
wholecommunity.shtm

(4) http://www.fema.gov/national
-disaster-recovery-framework
Science and Technology Directorate Manages science and technology research for homeland protection, including development and transition for use by first responders. Research includes physical and engineering science as well as human factors and behavioral science. http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/struc
ture/editorial_0530.shtm
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