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Emergency Dispensing Site Tools (Pictogram Signage & Materials) (CD)


In 2007, the Cambridge Advanced Practice Center for Emergency Preparedness developed a series of pictograms designed to promote universal access to emergency dispensing sites services. The signs were developed in collaboration with local and state public health professionals, and experts in universal design and accessibility.

The materials on this CD include a training series for dispensing site staff and volunteers and pictogram based signs and pocket communicator. These tools are designed to facilitate communication and to promote universal access to dispensing sites and other mass care services. They were developed in collaboration with experts in universal design & accessibility, as well as local and state health professionals. The contents can be downloaded or provided to a print shop.

 These signs provide:

Large, high contrast pictograms of station activities.

  • Simple, one-word descriptions in English and Spanish. Available in 13 other languages!
  • Four-step process sign
  • All-hazards approach to allow versatility and scalability

Format: CD 

Primary Toolkit:

APC Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Advanced Practice Centers, All-Hazards, Immigrant and Refugee Health, Immunization, Incident Command System, Mass Prophylaxis, MRC


Institutional Author:

Cambridge APC





Five most recent user comments

4.5 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
Emergency Dispensing Site Tools
By Kristin Magnussen

Anxious to put to use as seems easy and helpful. Appreciate all the work Cambridge Health Alliance did into putting together such a comprehensive toolkit.


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