PACER's mission includes developing advanced tools to assist a wide range of health care providers plan and respond more effectively to disasters, as well as tools to help senior policy officials develop more effective public health protocols, plans and guidelines for critical events that may affect large numbers of people and institutions.

Disaster Planning Apps Suite

Johns Hopkins PACER has developed a suite of three planning and preparedness applications for hospital emergency departments, hospital emergency planners, first-responders and others.

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The Electronic Mass Casualty Assessment and Planning Scenarios, or EMCAPS, is an easy-to-use software tool for modeling plausible disasters and potential casualties.

It is useful for drill planning, first responder and healthcare provider training, and hospital and health care institution preparedness. EMCAPS V2.0 is free after registering to use it.

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Emergency Preparedness for Kids

This easy step-by-step guide for parents and teachers can help teach children the value of being prepared for an emergency.

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Disaster Planning for Primary Care Providers

Preparedness Toolkit for Primary Care Providers

PACER investigator Meryl McNeal has published the Emergency Preparedness Tookit for Primary Care Providers.

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