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Tribal Legal Preparedness Project

The Tribal Legal Preparedness Project (TLPP) has been established to assist Tribal Nations interested in expanding their legal preparedness capacity. Since 2016, TLPP has engaged Tribal Nations around the country to enhance Tribal legal preparedness capacity. Four online micro modules specific to Tribal legal preparedness were developed in 2017, as well as a Resource Library with relevant emergency preparedness materials.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Online Technical Resource and Assistance Center (On-TRAC)

CDC developed the Online Technical Resource and Assistance Center (On-TRAC) to provide health departments with a secure, user-friendly platform for requesting technical assistance from CDC subject matter experts on public health preparedness. In addition to tools and resources to support CDC’s 15 public health preparedness capabilities, On-TRAC now offers answers to frequently asked questions, enhanced search engine capacity, expanded peer-to-peer exchanges (with regional workspaces), and more than 400 new resources.

State, local, tribal, and territorial public health professionals must be registered to access On-TRAC. Instructions for existing SAMS (Secure Access Management System) account holders as well as how to request a SAMS account are included below.

New and Existing CDC SAMS Users

If you are a public health professional and need access to On-TRAC, please register for a SAMS account. If you are an existing SAMS user make sure you check the box at the top of the completed form.

  • To register, complete and submit the CDC SAMS registration form
  • Check the On-TRAC box when completing the form.
  • Submit the CDC SAMS registration form to [email protected].
  • After submitting the registration form, you will receive an activation email.
  • Activate your SAMS Account, and log into On-TRAC here.

Learn more about On-TRAC.

Medical Reserve Corp (MRC)

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as community members without healthcare backgrounds. MRC units engage these volunteers to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities and build community resiliency. They prepare for and respond to natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, and floods, as well as other emergencies affecting public health, such as disease outbreaks. Some examples of activities that MRC volunteers participate in and support include:

  • Emergency Preparedness and Response Trainings
  • Emergency Sheltering
  • Vaccination Clinics
  • Disaster Medical Support & Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Outreach to Underserved Community Members
Find an MRC unit near you.

NIHB Contacts:

Jessica Dean, DrPH, MSPH
Public Health Policy and Programs Project Coordinator

National Indian Health Board
50 F St NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-507-4083
[email protected]

National Indian Health Board
50 F St NW, Suite 600 | Washington, DC 20001 | Phone: 202-507-4070 | Email: [email protected]