Informative Site Links

CHB will continue to research and add links to other websites that we think may have have informational value for our website visitors. Keep in mind, that there is more information to glean from reading the summaries, or visiting the websites, of CHB Alliances (see OEM and Supply Chain Partners, Agency and Organization Partners Served) and participating in our Blog.  


Government Sites and Information

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for monitoring air quality in the United States. As the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has said, as well as other public health experts, we do not expect to see radiation levels of concern reaching the U.S. from the damaged Japanese nuclear power plant. The EPA has its radiation air monitoring (RadNet) data, frequently asked questions, and other resources on: 

National emergency preparedness requires a coordinated effort involving every level of government as well as the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and individual citizens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s work in preparedness supports the Department of Homeland Security, which has overall authority for emergency response activities as laid out in the National Response Framework.

USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Their work supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting economic growth, agriculture and trade, global health; and democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance.


Other Government Sites  (Potassium Iodide as a Thyroid Blocking Agent in Radiation Emergencies – 2001) (Guidelines for Iodine Prophylaxis following Nuclear Accidents – 1999) (Consideration of Potassium Iodide in Emergency Planning) 


BLOG Networks / Webs of Interest – Disaster Relief


Emerging Technologies  – Sustainable Development and Disaster Relief

Nanowerk is the premier and most popular source for nanotechnology information. Some stories are more like an introduction to nanotechnology, some are about understanding current developments, and some are advanced reviews of leading edge research.

Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) is all about using technology to make the world a better place by building a community of innovation. RHoK brings software engineers together with disaster relief experts to identify critical global challenges, and develop software to respond to them.

NASA Programs and Briefings – New Approaches to Disaster Relief Challenges

Science and Development Network – News, views and information about science, technology and the developing world


Relief Agencies and Organizations

Waves 4 Water has teamed up with surf company Hurley International to develop a DIY volunteer program called Clean Water Couriers, in which surfers in searching for waves in third-world countries carry filters with them in their luggage.

UNICEF was created after World War II to help children living in war–ravaged areas. And though its work has grown exponentially since then, UNICEF is still the leader when it comes to emergency and disaster relief efforts for children, providing both immediate and long–term necessities—food, water, shelter, protection and physical as well as mental health care.  UNICEF also works to reunite children with family and provides care for those who are orphaned.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian network with nearly 100 million members, volunteers and supporters in 186 National Societies.

Founded immediately after the January 12th earthquake by Sean Penn, J/P HRO is effectively managing five vital programs in areas related to Camp Management, Medical, Rubble Removal Facilitating Community Regeneration, Education, and Emergency Response Operations..

Over the past 25 years, International Medical Corps has responded to more than 50 countries on four continents, earning the reputation as a fast, reliable first responder.  Our emergency response teams have the ability to bring emergency health care, nutrition, water and sanitation, and other vital health services to those in urgent need – wherever they are.