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Risk Communication Essentials
World Health Organization. 02/2017 This five-module course discusses what risk communication is, and why it is important. It covers the key elements of risk communication; risk communication capacities, such as policy, strategies, and evaluation; Single Overarching Communication Outcome (SOCO), and spokesperson tips and message development; and exercises and ways they can be used to test preparedness in communicating risks. Topics include the different kinds of exercises used for testing preparedness of the communication response, and the benefits of exercises for testing the preparedness for an emergency. (Text) Site requ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic and Epidemic-Prone Diseases
World Health Organization. 02/2017 This introductory level online course aims to equip frontline responders with the latest know-how to manage outbreaks of known and emerging epidemic-prone diseases in the 21st century. It focuses on 13 infectious hazards, offering the most relevant scientific, technical, and operational knowledge through video presentations and self-tests. Diseases discussed include Ebola, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), pandemic influenza, yellow fever, and Zika. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

GOARN (Global Outbreak Response and Alert Network) Outbreak Response Training Pre-Course Work
World Health Organization. 02/2017 This four-module course introduces the Global Outbreak Response and Alert Network, outlines the procedures of pre-deployment, and highlights some realities of working in the field. It covers working with the World Health Organization, infection prevention control, and basic and advanced security in the field, which includes two eLearning courses created by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security, of which completion is mandatory for all personnel who undertake assignments with the United Nations. (Text) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide fo...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Global Health Is Local Health: Eradicating Threats from A to Zika
Rockefeller University. 05/11/2017 This 41-minute presentation, the 2017 Women and Science Spring Lecture and Luncheon, features a speaker who shares the most recent findings of her research about Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that spreads the Zika infection, and how her research is utilizing new technology to learn more about insect-borne illnesses. She also discusses other insect-borne diseases, including malaria, dengue, yellow fever, and chikungunya. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Promoting the Rights, Needs and Agency of Women and Girls in Humanitarian Action
United Nations. 05/2016 This 16-page document provides an overview and examples of how UN Women promotes gender equality and women's empowerment in its humanitarian work around the world. It provides case studies that highlight successful efforts by UN Women and its partners torespond effectively to those most vulnerable in crisis contexts around the world, including a case study about restoring women's livelihoods in the aftermath of disaster. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

DERMaL eToolkit
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 05/24/2017 This toolkit provides informational resources and tools associated with dermal exposures to chemicals. The resources and tools are intended to be used to assist in assessing the hazards associated with dermal contact with chemicals during emergency response activities. The toolkit is organized by incident phase, information categories, and resource types. Using the toolkit, emergency responders in the field would be able to quickly access critical information on their phones or tablets about health effects, exposur...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Guide to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Legal Protection in Acute Emergencies
War Child Canada. 10/2016 This 56-page guide summarizes an assessment of War Child Canada's legal protection model that was implemented with South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda, and uses it to identify the most important lessons for ensuring legal protection mechanisms are in place at the onset of an emergency. It is meant to help build the evidence base on what may be a replicable model, or set of practices, for survivor-centered sexual and gender-based violence legal protection services in emergency settings; and expand understanding of positive practices and lessons learned. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

EOP ASSIST 3.0: Next Generation of Updates and Enhancements
U.S. Department of Education. 04/25/2017 This one-hour webinar reviews the purpose, benefits, and process to install EOP ASSIST 3.0, the recently updated software application designed to help schools create and update high-quality school emergency operations plans (EOPs) that are customized to address a range of threats and hazards. This application walks users through the six-step planning process to develop a downloadable school EOP and generates a downloadable school EOP. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Understanding the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule, and Training and Testing Requirements
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 04/27/2017 This 54-minute conference call discusses implementation of the final Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Emergency Preparedness Rule, including an overview of the regulation, and training and testing requirements. It discusses the four provisions for all provider types, risk assessment and planning, an all-hazards approach, interpretive guidelines, training and testing program definitions, and compliance. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

National Disaster Risk Assessment: Health Aspect in Disaster Risk Assessment
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat. 05/2017 This seven-page document is Chapter 7 of the National Disaster Risk Assessment book, which sets the stage for successful disaster risk management, ranging from prevention and risk reduction to preparedness and crisis management, through informing disaster response and recovery strategies. This chapter discusses how public health risk assessments are carried out at different stages of disaster risk management, and details the types and components of public health risk assessments. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medici...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Roadmap for Parents of Babies Infected with Zika Before Birth Who Appear Healthy
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 05/04/2017 This two-page document is a guide for healthcare professionals to provide to parents of babies infected with Zika before birth who appear healthy. It can be used to discuss the screening and testing a baby may receive with his or her primary care provider. Each baby is different, and it is possible that a baby may need more tests or fewer tests. The document includes an Appointment Log to keep track of a baby's medical appointments. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Roadmap for Parents of Babies with Congenital Zika Syndrome
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 05/04/2017 This two-page document, which can be provided by healthcare professionals to parents of babies with congenital Zika syndrome, is a guide to discuss the screening and testing a baby may receive with his or her primary care provider. Each baby is different, and it is possible that a baby may need more tests or fewer tests. The document also provides an Appointment Log to keep track of a baby's medical appointments. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Forced to Flee Central America's Northern Triangle: A Neglected Humanitarian Crisis
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres. 05/11/2017 This 32-page report details the massive forced migration flow into Mexico from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, known as the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA). The findings of this report are based on violence assessment surveys and medical and psychosocial consultations, and reveal a pattern of violent displacement, persecution, sexual violence, and forced repatriation. Chapter topics include Caring for Refugees and Migrants, Barriers to Health Care, and Access to Protection in Mexico and the United States. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Gu...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emergency Preparedness in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)
American Academy of Pediatrics. 05/12/2017 This one-hour webinar presents key issues in preparing to respond to a disaster that affects the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and presents case studies and best practices that can help healthcare providers to prepare. The webinar is presented in concert with the release of the report on Disaster Preparedness in Neonatal Intensive Care Units, authored by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Fetus and Newborn and the Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Children in a Changing Climate: The Importance of Childcare Providers in Disasters
Arkansas Early Childhood Association. 10/19/2016 This 48-minute presentation discusses the importance of childcare providers in disasters and other critical situations, and reports that 21 states and Washington, DC, don't require schools and childcare providers to have basic emergency plans. It focuses on the critical role childcare providers may play in a child's outcome before, during, and after a disaster. It references the book, The Children of Katrina, to present real world examples from Hurricane Katrina, when childcare providers served as advocates and anchors for the children in their care. (Video or Multimedia) (S...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Building the Legacy of Ebola: Survivors, Health Systems, and a Blueprint for Research and Development
World Health Organization. 01/2017 This 11-page report describes the work done by the World Health Organization (WHO) from January 2015 up to the end of December 2016 to address the long-term issues of survivor care, health-systems strengthening, and research and development from the Ebola outbreak. It reports on this work in separate sections about Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and details the road ahead. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Journalism and Vicarious Trauma: A Guide for Journalists, Editors and News Organisations
First Draft. 04/2017 This 30-page document provides guidance on the challenges posed to journalists by vicarious trauma, and offers practical tips. It is relevant for journalists at different stages of their newsroom careers, as well as decision-makers in the newsroom and human resources departments. It describes what various trauma is, what journalists can do if they think they are being affected by it, and traumatic stress management in organizations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Community Mitigation Guidelines to Prevent Pandemic Influenza-United States, 2017
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 04/21/2017 These guidelines, updated in April 2017, replace the 2007 Interim Pre-pandemic Planning Guidance: Community Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Mitigation in the United States-Early, Targeted, Layered Use of Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs). Several new elements have been incorporated into the 2017 guidelines, including to support updated recommendations on the use of NPIs, the latest scientific evidence available since the influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 pandemic has been added. A summary of lessons learned from the 2009 H1N1 pandemic response is presented to underscore the...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Stepping Up Global Health Towards Resilient, Responsible and Responsive Health Systems
B20 Germany. 05/16/2017 This 59-page report details the need to improve resilience and sustainability of health systems; ensure a more sustainable, pro-innovation environment; and establish a more collaborative culture among all stakeholders. It discusses Germany's placement of health high on the agenda of this year's G20 summit. It provides five recommendations with related policy actions, on topics that include Combating Antimicrobial Resistance, Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases, and Improving Pandemic Preparedness and Response. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Public Health Response to the Zika Virus: Continuing Challenges
U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce. 05/23/2017 This two-hour, 45-minute Congressional hearing examines the findings and recommendations from a Government Accountability Office report, Emerging Infectious Diseases; Actions Needed to Address the Challenges of Responding to Zika Virus Disease Outbreaks. It also reviews lessons learned from the federal government's response to the initial spread of the Zika virus last year, and features federal officials who discuss advancements made in the past year, including in vaccine and diagnostic test development. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit:...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emerging Infectious Diseases: Actions Needed to Address the Challenges of Responding to Zika Virus Disease Outbreaks
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 05/23/2017 This 103-page report summarizes a study to evaluate progress made and challenges faced by federal agencies in responding to the Zika virus outbreak in the United States. It makes five recommendations to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including that CDC establish a transparent process for providing test manufacturers access to diagnostic tests, and FDA and CDC provide information to help ensure that users of diagnostic tests can compare performance. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emerging Infectious Diseases: Actions Needed to Ensure Improved Response to Zika Virus Disease Outbreaks
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 05/23/2017 This 15-page document provides testimony before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, that summarizes the findings of the Government Accountability Office's May 2017 report on progress made and challenges faced by federal agencies in responding to the Zika virus outbreak in the United States. The report made five recommendations to the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including that CDC establish a transparent process for providing test manufacturers acce...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Rapid Risk Assessment: Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Bas Uele Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo; 17 May 2017
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 05/17/2017 This four-page rapid risk assessment reviews the following risks regarding the current Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Bas Uele province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Risk of further spread of the outbreak in DRC; risk to European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) citizens living or traveling in DRC; and risk of introduction and further spread within the EU/EEA. It includes a map of the Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medici...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

India-US Strategic Dialogue on Biosecurity
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. 05/2017 This Web page provides materials for the second meeting of a bilateral biosecurity dialogue between delegates representing the United States and India, held on February 7-8, 2017. The meeting took place in New Delhi, India, and included discussions on the biosecurity landscapes of the U.S. and India, the life sciences and biotechnology, biosafety-strengthening efforts at laboratories, risk assessment, biological threat characterization, and cross-sector collaboration for mitigating biological threats. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Demystifying Medicine 2017: Current Infectious Disease Challenges
National Institutes of Health. 05/16/2017 This one-hour, 25-minute presentation discusses infectious disease challenges in 2017: established infectious diseases, newly emerging diseases, and re-emerging diseases. It provides examples of established infectious diseases of global health importance, and global examples of newly emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, including chikungunya, dengue, and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). It includes a detailed discussion of the Zika virus, yellow fever, Ebola, and pandemic influenza. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Telehealth in Emergency Preparedness and Response
Healthcare Ready. 05/17/2017 This three-page fact sheet discusses telehealth, or using technology to support healthcare activities from a distance, and how it has become an essential tool for providers, planners, and responders in protecting patient access to care. The risks of disaster and disease outbreak persist while demands on healthcare increase, and public health funding is variable, making telehealth an important trend in healthcare for resilience. The fact sheet illustrates how telehealth is strengthening preparedness and response, public health emergencies, and disease outbreaks. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Reso...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ebola Virus Disease: Democratic Republic of Congo; External Situation Report 3; Date of Issue: May 17, 2017
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. 05/17/2017 This six-page situation report provides an update of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele province, in the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo as of May 17, 2017. On May 17, 2017, no new Ebola cases were reported in Likati Health Zone, and the suspected case reported in Azande was discarded. The report provides information about a current risk assessment, actions to date, and a summary of public health risks, needs, and gaps. It provides a map of geographical distribution of Ebola cases in the country as of May 17,...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Delivering Gender-Informed Health Services in Emergencies
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 05/17/2017 This fact sheet provides information about how the physical and mental health of girls, women, boys, and men can be affected in a variety of ways in emergencies. Differences are correlated to gender in terms of exposure to and perceptions of risk, preparedness, response, and physical and psychological impact, as well as capacity to recover. Topics include How to Provide Gender-Responsive Health Services in Emergencies, Addressing Physical and Psychological Trauma of Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies,...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

2017 Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bas U élé District: Outbreak Update
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 05/15/2017 This Web page provides an update on a cluster of suspected cases of Ebola virus disease in the province of Bas U élé in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It cites nine cases, including three deaths. Testing of samples was conducted by the Institut National de Recherche Biomedicale (INRB) in Kinshasa, with one sample testing positive for Ebola Zaire by RT-PCR. A map shows the country, located in Cental Africa , and indicates outbreaks of Ebola that have happened there. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ebola Virus Disease: Democratic Republic of Congo; External Situation Report 2; Date of Issue: May 16, 2017
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. 05/16/2017 This six-page situation report provides an update about an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele province, in the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo as of May 16, 2017. The affected areas are remote and hard-to-reach with limited communication and transport networks. The report provides information about a current risk assessment, actions to date, coordination of the response, surveillance, and laboratory confirmation. It provides a map of geographical distribution of cases in the current Ebola outbreak in the country...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Public Transit Emergency Preparedness Against Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases: Legal Issues
National Academies Press. 06/2017 This 57-page report examines responses to infectious disease epidemics and identifies legal issues that may be confronted by transit agencies. It considers federal and state laws and available court decisions affecting transit agencies'responses to infectious disease outbreaks, including potential cohesiveness among transit agencies'procedures and federal and state guidance. It also examines the legal basis for the protocols that public transit agencies and other transportation providers such as airlines have planned or implemented to respond to epidemics and pandemics. (Text) (Source: Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Occupational Health Program Guidance: June 6, 2016
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. 06/07/2016 This 17-page document from the Division of Select Agents and Toxins provides guidance that is intended to assist entities develop and implement an occupational health program (OHP) to protect workers with access to Tier 1 Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT). It is a revision of previous versions of the guidance. Chapter topics include Risk Assessment, Medical Assessment and Surveillance, Post Exposure Management, and Hazard Communication. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Guidance to Assist Non-Federal Entities to Share Cyber Threat Indicators and Defensive Measures with Federal Entities Under the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 06/15/2016 This 22-page document provides guidance to non-federal entities sharing threat indicators and defensive measures with federal entities. It addresses identification of types of information that would qualify as a cyber threat indicator under the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act that would be unlikely to include information that is not directly related to a cybersecurity threat and is personal information of a specific individual or information that identifies a specific individual. It also addresses identification of types of information protected under otherwise applica...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

May a HIPAA Covered Entity or Its Business Associate Disclose Protected Health Information (PHI) for Purposes of Cybersecurity Information-Sharing of Cyber Threat Indicators?
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 09/07/2016 This fact sheet addresses the question of whether a Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-covered entity or its business associate may disclose protected health information (PHI) for purposes of cybersecurity information-sharing of cyber threat indicators. It details the answer, which is no, unless the disclosure is otherwise permitted under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, particularly given that cyber threat indicators do not generally include PHI. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Strategic Framework for Emergency Preparedness
World Health Organization. 01/24/2017 This 29-page document provides a high-level, strategic, unifying framework that outlines what is needed for emergency preparedness. Its main objective is to strengthen country and community emergency preparedness in order to ensure a timely, efficient, and effective response to events, including local and national outbreaks of infectious diseases that have the potential to cross borders; epidemics and pandemics; and other types of emergencies caused by natural, technological, and societal hazards that can have a significant impact on people's health and on society. (PDF) (Source: Disas...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Sierra Leone Annual Report: A Year in Focus 2016
World Health Organization. 03/15/2017 This 56-page annual report describes 2016 as an exceptional year for the people of Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, and the World Health Organization Sierra Leone Country office. It was the year in which the country was able to make the journey from Ebola to health. The report details Essential Health Services, Health Security and Emergencies, Health Systems Strengthening, and Lessons Learned. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ebola Virus Disease
World Health Organization. 05/2017 This Web page from the World Health Organization provides the latest information about Ebola virus disease. Topics include Health Systems, Survivors, Situation Reports on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Technical Guidance, Preparedness, and Research and Development. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ebola Virus Disease: Democratic Republic of Congo; External Situation Report 1; Date of Issue: May 15, 2017
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. 05/15/2017 This six-page situation report provides information about an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Likati health zone in Bas Uele province located in the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo on May 11, 2017. The affected areas are remote and hard-to-reach with limited communication and transport networks. The report provides a current risk assessment, and information about actions to date and coordination of the response. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Health and Disasters: Understanding the International Context
National Library of Medicine. 10/2016 This course from the National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center is for information specialists, librarians, and other related professionals, and looks at key actors and their roles and responsibilities in the international disaster community. The course explores the types of information they may offer or require to respond to real or perceived needs, with a particular focus on health. It discusses how the health impact of disasters that occur outside the United States is similar to domestic disasters and can have important repercussions for U.S. commun...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Seat at the Table: Working with the Disaster Workforce
National Library of Medicine. 10/2016 This course from the National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center prepares librarians to work with first responders, including public safety officials, fire/rescue personnel, public health departments, local health care facilities, and emergency planners. It covers the basics of initiating and developing relationships with all relevant local, state, and federal officials and agencies, as well as with emergency responders. It discusses why it is critical to have a seat at the table before, during, and after a disaster. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Information Roles in Disaster Management
National Library of Medicine. 10/2016 This course from the National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center presents research findings on librarians'roles supporting the disaster workforce. The information needs of first responders, emergency managers, and others working in the areas of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery are discussed to provide a framework for the kinds of roles that librarians, information specialists, and others can fill. Basic vocabulary and concepts of disaster management are also reviewed. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies
National Library of Medicine. 10/2016 This course from the National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center provides an introduction to disaster/emergency planning and response as conducted in the United States, with an emphasis on medical response. It describes efforts to provide structure and order before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. It discusses changes over time in legislation and the U.S. framework for disaster/emergency response. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Disaster Health Information Sources: The Basics
National Library of Medicine. 10/2016 This course from the National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center provides a comprehensive overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. It covers key sources from the National Library of Medicine, federal and non-federal agencies, and international organizations. Tools for locating, organizing, and disseminating disaster health information are also covered. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Health Information Resources for CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives)
National Library of Medicine. 02/08/2017 This six-module course from the National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center provides an overview of the concepts of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) issues, including a review of the National Library of Medicine resources and tools that provide health-related information for supporting planning, response, and recovery from the effects of these potential hazards. It includes a review of WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders), CHEMM (Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management), and REMM (Radia...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cybersecurity Risk Management and Response: Lessons for Health Care from Other Critical Infrastructure Sectors
American Hospital Association. 06/09/2016 This one-hour, four-minute webinar features experts outside of the health care sector who discuss how their organizations are managing cybersecurity risks and responding to threat incidents. They help participants to understand why and how these strategies can be relevant for health care. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Fact Sheet: Ransomware and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 07/11/2016 This eight-page fact sheet describes ransomware attack prevention and recovery from a healthcare sector perspective, including the role the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has in assisting HIPAA-covered entities and business associates to prevent and recover from ransomware attacks, and how HIPAA breach notification processes should be managed in response to a ransomware cybersecurity attack. It describes what covered entities or business associates should do if their computer systems are infected with ransomware. (PDF) (Source: Disaster L...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Hospital Leaders' Guide to Cybersecurity Risk Management and Response
American Hospital Association. 10/05/2016 This 54-minute webinar discusses understanding cybersecurity risks and how to secure them. It details vulnerability, preparedness levels of organizations, and types of cybersecurity risks, including ransomware, phishing, lost devices, and server compromise. It discusses how to deal with cybersecurity problems, and lists five top priorities. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Hospitals Implementing Cybersecurity Measures
American Hospital Association. 11/2016 This one-page fact sheet provides a table of the results from the 2016 American Hospital Association (AHA) Most Wired Survey, which show that the majority of hospitals are already taking many important cybersecurity steps, while they continue to build out their capabilities. The table details cybersecurity measures, and the share of hospitals implementing each measure. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Guide for Cybersecurity Event Recovery
National Institute of Standards and Technology. 12/2016 This 53-page document provides tactical and strategic guidance regarding the planning, playbook developing, testing, and improvement of recovery planning from a cybersecurity event. It provides an example scenario that demonstrates guidance and informative metrics that may be helpful for improving resilience of information systems. Continually improving recovery planning by learning lessons from past events, including those of other organizations, helps to ensure the continuity of important mission functions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Me...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

FDA (Food and Drug Administration)'s Role in Medical Device Cybersecurity: Dispelling Myths and Understanding Facts
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 02/17/2017 This one-page fact sheet discusses the Food and Drug Administration's premarket and postmarket guidances that offer recommendations for comprehensive management of medical device cybersecurity risks and continuous improvement throughout the total product life-cycle, and incentivize changing marketed and distributed medical devices to reduce risk. A table details Dispelling the Myths, and Understanding the Facts. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news