In times of crisis, Americares provides emergency aid, including medicines, medical supplies, durable medical equipment and relief items to assist disaster survivors, responders and volunteers. Learn more about Americares Emergency Response here.
Become an Americares Emergency Response Partner
Ongoing partners of Americares U.S. Program automatically qualify for emergency assistance. In the event of an emergency, Americares Emergency Response team contacts Americares ongoing partners first to assess immediate needs and provide rapid assistance.
In times of disaster, Americares donations are available to patients, responders, volunteers affected by or engaged in responding to the disaster regardless of their financial status. Americares Emergency Response team sends lists of available products to ongoing partners responding to a disaster; partners can then request the supplies they need. There is no cost involved with partnership and all product orders are shipped at no cost to your organization. During an emergency, ongoing partners do not use Americares online ordering website, USAccess, to request emergency assistance.
Become an ongoing partner and learn more about Americares U.S. Program. Ongoing partners are under no obligation to order or request product.
Fast track your registration. Rapid registration during an emergency is designed to quickly provide aid to new Americares partners on an event-specific basis.
If your organization is not interested in receiving ongoing donations of medicines, medical supplies, vaccines, and hygiene products for your low income patients and is only interested in emergency support, click here.
For information and updates on emergencies in your community, sign up for the Health Alert Network.
Tips and Guides For Preparing your Facility
Below are some great resources to pull from when preparing for or responding to various types of emergencies:
- Disaster Preparedness Planning Guide for Free and Charitable Clinics (Americares)
- Emergency Preparedness and Response Guide (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- All-Hazards Emergency Planning Checklist for Health Care Providers (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
- Effective Health Care Provider Emergency Planning (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
AMERICARES WEBINAR: Emergency Preparedness for Free and Charitable Clinics presented by Kristin Stevens, MS, CBCI, ABCP
Free and Charitable Clinics are critical components of community emergency response and recovery. For many clinics, engaging in emergency preparedness activities can be challenging - especially when faced with time constraints, volunteer staff, and limited financial resources. This webinar will cover essential planning activities to ensure that clinics understand the fundamentals of preparedness so they are better positioned to support their communities during times of greatest need.
Other free webinars and 'learning courses' for your organization before, during or after disasters:
- National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) University
- National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health
Blogs and Articles
Below are relevant articles for preparedness and response planning for your facility: