Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) - Crude Oil Spills and Health Website
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has a long history of providing health information during times of disaster. Recognizing the potential for the use of libraries as major untapped resources during disasters, and responding to the current increased need for disaster health information, the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) (click for link) has been created to aid the nation's disaster management efforts. DIMRC is tasked with the effective collection, organization, and dissemination of health information for natural, accidental, or deliberate disasters.
DIMRC is committed to providing this essential information as part of the Federal effort to help prepare, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the adverse health effects of disasters in conjunction with Federal, State, local government, private organizations, and local communities. To accomplish this, DIMRC will focus its efforts on providing disaster health information resources and informatics research that will be directly beneficial for public health officials, healthcare providers, special populations, and the public.
The DIMRC has established a website with a wealth of knowledge on Crude Oil Spills and Health. Click to learn more on how you can help your patients who may fall ill due to elements of the Deep Horizon Gulf oil spill.
Deep Horizon Hotlines:
- Environmental Hotline/Community Information - 866-448-5816
- Assistance Hotline/Boom Reports - 281-366-5511
- Vessels of Opportunity (boats) - (866) 279-7983 or (877) 847-7470
- Wildlife Distress Hotline - 866-557-1401
- PEC Hotline (Specialty Volunteer Training) - 866-647-2338
- Claims Hotline - 800-440-0858
- Medical Support Hotline - 888-623-0287