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ASTHO (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials) Profile of State and Territorial Public Health, Volume Four
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 11/2017 This 186-page report provides a comprehensive look at the structures, functions, and resources of state and territorial health agencies, based on the 2016 Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Profile Survey. It includes information on partnerships with emergency responders, work in all-hazards preparedness and response, and workforce development in emergency preparedness competencies for all public health workers. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cholera: Revised Cholera Kits and Calculation Tool
World Health Organization. 11/2017 This course details how to gain a basic understanding of the World Health Organization Revised Cholera Kits, which are made up of an Investigation Kit, Laboratory Materials, three Treatment Kits (community, periphery, and central) and a Hardware Kit. It also includes a demonstration of the Cholera Kit Calculation Tool, which shows the tool's main features and how it can be used to estimate how many kits to order for any given context. (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 - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Diphtheria: Clinical Management of Respiratory Diphtheria
World Health Organization. 12/2017 This course is for clinicians who will be or are caring for patients with respiratory diphtheria during outbreaks in vulnerable settings, such as in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. It is also applicable to clinicians working in settings that share similar challenges due to limited laboratory capacity, limited availability of treatment facilities, limited number of trained staff, and limitations in medications, medical supplies, and supportive care. It discusses how to recognize patients with respiratory diphtheria, and give antitoxin and antibiotics safely to appropriate patients. (Video or Mult...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Mass Shooting and Violence Resources
Child Care Aware of America. 02/2018 This Web page provides resources for supporting children after they have faced violence or trauma. It provides a graphic of what stress may look like in young children, how to respond, and how to support children. It provides links to resources from a variety of sources on topics related to trauma, violence, and stress in children. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Next Pandemic: Lessons from History
Federal Emergency Management Agency [Department of Homeland Security]. 02/20/2018 This 19-minute presentation offers lessons learned from the 1918 and 2009 influenza pandemics. It provides guidance on what emergency managers can do to work with public health and elected officials to implement measures that can save lives and, as importantly, avoid ineffective measures that can lose community trust. It details how responding to an influenza pandemic will require coordination and communication with the whole community. (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 - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza Severity Assessment (PISA)
World Health Organization. 05/30/2017 This course introduces the concept of pandemic influenza severity assessment and covers its required steps, from choosing data to using, reporting, and communicating severity estimates. It describes why assessing influenza severity is important; when and how to assess influenza severity; how to communicate severity assessment findings; and how to contribute to a global influenza severity assessment. (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 - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Talking to Children About Terrorist Attacks and School and Community Shootings in the News
National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement. 01/23/2018 This two-page guide offers advice on how to talk to children about tragic events, such as shootings and terrorist attacks, that they are likely to hear about at school and/or on the news. It provides answers to questions parents and caregivers may ask about talking to children about the tragedy, and guidance on how to tell if children need additional help. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Social Media Analysis During Disasters
National Library of Medicine [National Institutes of Health]. 02/07/2018 This course from the National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center helps users to develop and implement a plan that will help effectively monitor and analyze disaster information on social media. It details how to develop a plan for monitoring social media for disaster information, monitor social media for actionable information during disasters, choose reliable social media sources and use a checklist to verify content, and practice techniques to lessen uncertainty and information overload. (Video or Multimedia) (Source...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Budgeting for Medical Countermeasures: An Ongoing Need for Preparedness
Bipartisan Policy Center. 02/13/2018 This 16-page report summarizes the progress to date in procuring medical countermeasures and prior Congressional funding mechanisms for Project BioShield. It discusses ways to optimize funding for medical countermeasures so that the existing public-private partnership can continue to thrive, by restoring the program's original multi-year funding structure. It reviews the Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE), and future considerations for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medici...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Helping Youth Cope with Disaster
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 09/2017 This two-page document provides guidance and tips for helping youth cope with disasters that take different forms: natural (earthquakes, tornadoes, and wildfires), family loss, school shootings, and community violence. It lists common thoughts, emotions, and behavior changes, and details when to get more help when it is needed. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emergency Manager Law Primer: Protecting the Public's Health During Financial Emergencies: Lessons Learned from the Flint Water Crisis
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law. 01/2018 This 12-page fact sheet addresses the purpose of emergency manager laws; how they operate; the emergency manager's powers, duties, and limitations; the role of citizens and elected officials while under emergency management; transition after emergency management; and the intersection of emergency manager laws with other laws. It illustrates the variety of state emergency manager laws based on key features, and examines differences in their implementation, including in Michigan. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Fatal Overdose Review Panels: Overview of Laws in Six States
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law. 01/29/2018 This eight-page issue brief explains and contrasts the specifics of panels that specifically review drug overdose deaths to provide additional data regarding overdose decedents and, typically, make recommendations for policy improvements. It reviews panels in the six states that have established such panels as of late 2017, and discusses black market drug products, both heroin and counterfeit pills, which became increasingly adulterated with illicitly manufactured synthetic opioids, mainly fentanyl analogues. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Gui...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Texas Hospital Association Hurricane Harvey Analysis: Texas Hospitals' Preparation Strategies and Priorities for Future Disaster Response
Texas Hospital Association. 02/07/2018 This eight-page report analyzes Texas hospitals'disaster response before, during, and after Hurricane Harvey in 2017, including findings and recommendations for future preparation strategies. It identifies areas for improvement to better equip hospitals, governmental agencies, and other organizations for the next disaster and to delineate specific next steps to take in the improvement process; and recommendations on shelter facility requirements to care for residents with medical challenges, and coordinating communications with law enforcement, military, and civilian groups. (PDF) (So...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Public Health Handbook for Communities Under Emergency Management: A Case Study of the Flint Water Crisis: Legal Mapping Tools and Lessons Learned
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law. 01/2018 This 28-page handbook is intended to help policymakers and practitioners incorporate the lessons learned from the Flint water crisis to avert and/or mitigate future crises. It provides guidance for implementing several overarching recommendations produced through extensive research and analysis aimed at answering a key legal question with respect to the Flint water crisis: Given the emergency manager's appointment, what legal authority could state, local, and federal public health and environmental agencies use to avert or mitigate the crisis? (PDF) (So...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Learning from the Flint Water Crisis: Protecting the Public's Health During a Financial Emergency
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law. 01/2018 This 84-page report, co-authored by attorneys from the Network for Public Health Law and the University of Michigan School of Public Health, details why shortcomings in the structure and implementation of laws related to public health, safe drinking water, and emergency financial management failed to stop or mitigate the Flint water crisis. Along with key findings, the report provides recommendations to help prevent similar crises from happening in other communities. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

2017 Hurricane Response: Resources for Children with Special Health Care Needs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 02/13/2018 This collection of resources provides response and recovery information for use by families, organizations, and clinicians providing care to children with special health care needs in the areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017. These resources complement guidance provided by state and/or local authorities, which may have more information about location-specific activities and services. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika Virus and Emerging Mosquito-Borne Diseases: The European Emergency Risk Communication Challenge; A Response Guide
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. 09/2017 This 46-page manual and the associated app are designed to assist public health authorities in the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region communicate in response to possible outbreaks of the Zika virus, and other mosquito-borne diseases. The main objective of the guide is to enable European countries to learn from the experience of other regions on how to communicate about Zika, and apply these lessons to the European context. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Protecting Health in Europe from Climate Change: 2017 Update
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. 11/2017 This 85-page document is the 2017 update of a 2008 publication, andaims to raise awareness and motivate readers to take and support action to protect health from climate change. It outlines the health effects of climate change, focusing on the World Health Organization European Region; sets out how health benefits can be created through mitigation; and proposes a championing role for the health sector: leading by example in mitigation and adaptation action. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

World Health Organization: 142nd Session of the Executive Board
World Health Organization. 02/2018 This Web page provides information, materials, and videos from the 142nd session of the World Health Organization Executive Board, held on January 22-27, 2018. It provides links to the agenda, and to documentation that includes reports on Public Health Preparedness and Response; Health, Environment and Climate Change; and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework for the Sharing of Influenza Viruses and Access to Vaccines and Other Benefits. (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 - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Pediatric Issues in Disasters
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 02/13/2018 This one-hour, 31-minute webinar from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) discusses how local, regional, state, and federal level entities are incorporating pediatric issues into their planning efforts. It details how to identify and incorporate pediatric special considerations into preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery, and resilience-building plans and actions; be prepared every day for an emergency; and integrate pediatric issues into healthcare preparedne...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Considerations for the Use of Temporary Surge Sites for Managing Seasonal Patient Surge
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 02/12/2018 This 18-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) describes the major considerations healthcare facility emergency planners must consider when determining patient surge management solutions for longer-duration events, such as weeks to months of managing seasonal illness surge. During the severe 2017-2018 influenza season, coupled with increases in other upper respiratory infections, many hospitals have surpassed routine surge management measures and hav...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

WHO/ICRC Technical Meeting for Global Consensus on Triage, 11-12 January 2017: Meeting Report
World Health Organization. 02/11/2018 This seven-page document summarizes a meeting co-convened in January 2017 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to discuss the current science of triage, including pre-hospital and facility-based triage during both routine operations and extraordinary/surge situations. The meeting also included a review of existing triage tools, and development of a consensus-based triage framework for both routine operations and surge situations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Building the Evidence Base for Disaster Risk Reduction for Health Systems in Response to Natural Disasters: Webinar 1: State of the Science
National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health [Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences]. 01/24/2018 This one-hour, 32-minute webinar is part of a series of webinars, workshops, pilot studies, and regional preparedness exercises to discuss the current state and future direction of critical healthcare infrastructure modeling for disaster events. It explains how to establish the framework for the overall predictive modeling project: its modular components, consideration of the foundational modeling platform, types of expertise to be brought together. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Building the Evidence Base for Disaster Risk Reduction for Health Systems in Response to Natural Disasters: Webinar 2: Engaging Stakeholders
National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health [Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences]. 02/07/2018 This one-hour, 32-minute webinar is part of a series of webinars, workshops, pilot studies, and regional preparedness exercises to discuss the current state and future direction of critical healthcare infrastructure modeling for disaster events. It focuses on developing initial needs assessment from various sectoral stakeholders, including identification of specific planning and response needs; discussion of time and spatial scales; specific types and format of information to be output from models; and...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

2018 Annual Review of the Blueprint List of Priority Diseases
World Health Organization. 02/08/2018 This Web page provides the 2018 List of Priority Diseases, which include Ebola virus disease and Marburg virus disease, Lassa fever, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and Zika virus. Experts consider that given their potential to cause a public health emergency and the absence of efficacious drugs and/or vaccines, there is an urgent need for accelerated research and development for these diseases. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Effect of Variations in State Emergency Preparedness Laws on the Public Health Workforce's Willingness to Respond in Emergencies
Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. 11/2017 This Web page provides information about a project that assesses whether state laws influence the public health workforce's willingness to respond in emergencies. The project's aims include identifying and classifying variations in emergency response laws in the 50 U.S. states, and assessing the association between specific state emergency preparedness laws and willingness to respond during emergencies among the public health workforce. The page also provides publications, tools, and project materials. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disa...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) National Network Learning Session: Innovative Ideas for Ensuring Your Emergency Operations Plans Are Inclusive for the Whole Community
ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] National Network. 11/09/2017 This one-hour, 16-minute webinar explores innovative, efficient, and effective tools that will guide an agency to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. Resources are shared that will assist plans with compliance, while building comprehensive and collaborative partnerships in communities to enhance emergency plans. It discusses how to raise confidence in bringing the appropriate agencies to the table to help build inclusive plans. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) National Network Learning Session: A Frontline View of the Oroville Dam and Sonoma and Napa Wildfire Disasters
ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] National Network. 01/11/2018 This one-hour, 32-minute webinar examines the experience of a local Center for Independent Living during two California disasters: the failure of the Oroville Dam, and the series of wildfires that hit Sonoma and Napa Counties and reached into the City of Santa Rosa. It discusses how a Center for Independent Living can participate in the community planning for a disaster, and how those plans match with reality. (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 - February 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Pharmacy and Emergency Preparedness: A Landscape Analysis
Healthcare Ready. 02/08/2018 This 13-page report examines trends in healthcare aimed at enhancing preparedness, and highlights resources and advancements available to pharmacy stakeholders. Research for this issue brief was conducted to summarize both persistent and emerging challenges to protecting access to medications and medical supplies during natural disasters and disease outbreak; and to highlight partnerships and resources in the field that could be used to proactively address challenges. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Disaster Mental Health Response for Children (3rd Edition)
Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children. 12/2017 The purpose of this course is to provide education and resources that can be used as just-in-time training to prepare providers to identify the needs of pediatric survivors so that they may provide support in a way that helps these children return to pre-disaster levels of functioning. It discusses a number of topics, including Common Reactions to Disasters; Childhood Grief and Childhood Grief in Disasters; and Severe Reactions to Disasters: Stress, Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free regis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) Country Visit to Spain to Discuss Antimicrobial Resistance Issues: 15-19 February 2016
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 01/2018 This 29-page report provides information about visits and meetings to discuss antimicrobial resistance (AMR) issues in Spain on February 15-19, 2016, with the overall objective of providing an evidence-based assessment of the situation in Spain with regard to prevention and control of AMR through prudent use of antibiotics and infection control. According to the data available from the Spanish surveillance systems, the AMR situation in Spain poses a major public health threat to the country. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Humanitarian Inclusion Standards for Older People and People with Disabilities
CBM. 02/07/2018 This 264-page document provides guidance for what needs to be done in all sectors and at all stages to include older people and people with disabilities in humanitarian action. These standards are designed to be used in conjunction with other international standards such as Sphere and the Core Humanitarian Standards. Using these standards will help organizations to successfully identify and reach those most at risk during a humanitarian crisis. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women With Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 01/2018 This 165-page Clinical Guide provides comprehensive, national guidance for optimal management of pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder and their infants. It helps healthcare professionals and patients determine the most clinically appropriate action for a particular situation, and informs individualized treatment decisions. It provides 16 fact sheets for prenatal care, infant care, and maternal postnatal care. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Accessing Affordable and Timely Supply of Vaccines for Use in Humanitarian Emergencies: The Humanitarian Mechanism
World Health Organization. 05/18/2017 This eight-page document provides information about the Humanitarian Mechanism, which sets forth requirements for vaccine supply in emergencies, elements for effective and efficient vaccine procurement in emergencies, and a modality for management of requests aligned with the mechanism. It outlines the principles and features of the mechanism, and the commitments made to date by suppliers. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Vaccination in Humanitarian Emergencies: Implementation Guide
World Health Organization. 07/2017 This 80-page guide outlines the essential steps to consider when implementing a vaccination intervention in the context of a humanitarian emergency. It is applicable for acute and protracted emergency situations, including at the onset of the emergency situation, in the midst of an emergency, as well as in the pre-emptive or post-emergency/stabilization phases. It identifies the suitable vaccination delivery strategies in different types of emergencies to increase access to the most vulnerable populations and maintain equitable access to vaccinations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Global Monitoring of Disease Outbreak Preparedness: Preventing the Next Pandemic; A Shared Framework
Harvard University. 02/05/2018 This 125-page report from the Harvard Global Health Institute provides an evidence-based monitoring framework for an independent global monitoring system, structured along four key domains, reflecting a multi-sectoral, whole-of-society approach to disease outbreak preparedness. Its four domains are strengthening public health core capacity as a foundation; improving science, technology, and access; reinforcing risk analysis and incentives for action; and strengthening global mechanisms. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Influenza Vaccine Response During the Start of a Pandemic: Report of the Second WHO (World Health Organization) Informal Consultation Held in Geneva, Switzerland; 21 July-22 July 2016
World Health Organization. 03/2017 This 33-page document summarizes a meeting held in July, 2016, to follow up on a 2015 meeting to address questions associated with vaccine response at the start of an influenza pandemic and the problems associated with switching from seasonal influenza vaccine production to pandemic vaccine production. This meeting was held to bridge these gaps by better understanding the complexities of the early stages of pandemic vaccine development; elaborating the principles that could guide the decision to switch; and obtaining a better understanding of the evidence or data needed to support the dec...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza Severity Assessment (PISA): A WHO (World Health Organization) Guide to Assess the Severity of Influenza in Seasonal Epidemics and Pandemics
World Health Organization. 05/2017 This guidance has been developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be used by Member States and WHO as part of the pandemic influenza risk management guidance to assess the severity of influenza in seasonal epidemics and pandemics, when sustained human-to-human transmission occurs. It is intended for use primarily by public health professionals at the national level, who perform or plan to perform national influenza severity assessments, and who can contribute to global influenza severity assessments. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Vaccination in Acute Humanitarian Emergencies: A Framework For Decision Making (2017)
World Health Organization. 05/2017 This 92-page decision-making framework, updated in 2017, is intended for senior-level government and partner organization officials who are expected to work together to reach a decision regarding the need of vaccine antigen(s) in a given humanitarian emergency. It provides a clear and consistent approach to assessing the local epidemiological risk of vaccine-preventable diseases among the affected population; vaccine selection and characteristics to consider; and local contextual constraints that further assist in effective and timely decisions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Operational Guidance on Sharing Influenza Viruses with Human Pandemic Potential (IVPP) Under the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework
World Health Organization. 06/30/2017 This 20-page guidance is intended to help National Influenza Centres (NICs) and H5 Reference Laboratories of the Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS) and other Nationally Authorized Laboratories to select and ship influenza viruses with human pandemic potential to World Health Organization Collaborating Centres of GISRS under the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases and Public Health Emergencies (APSED III): Advancing Implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005)
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Western Pacific. 09/2017 This 88-page document details the Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases and Public Health Emergencies (APSED III), the common framework to address shared threats as required by the International Health Regulations (2005), or IHR (2005). The framework provides an important collaborative platform for Member States, the World Health Organization, and partners to work together to strengthen preparedness and response to outbreaks and public health emergencies. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Report of the Meeting on Sustainable Local Production of Influenza Vaccines for Pandemic Preparedness: Synergies with Other International Efforts and Improvement of the Current Tool
World Health Organization. 10/2017 This Web page provides documents from a meeting of stakeholders and experts held in Geneva, Switzerland, in June, 2017, to review each section of the sustainability checklist tool developed to help countries identify and address potential threats to the sustainability of their new production capacity for local influenza vaccines; identify the tool's strengths and weaknesses; and suggest improvements. The meeting also aimed to highlight synergies with other preparedness initiatives and identify opportunities for collaboration. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medici...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Checklist for Pandemic Influenza Risk and Impact Management: Building Capacity for Pandemic Response (2018)
World Health Organization. 01/2018 This 59-page checklist, updated in 2018, is a tool to help national authorities to develop or update national pandemic influenza preparedness plans for managing the risk and impact of an influenza pandemic under the guiding principles of the 2017 World Health Organization (WHO) framework for Pandemic Influenza Risk Management. It updates and replaces the 2005 WHO Checklist for Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Planning. It includes lessons learned from the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic; and updated WHO guidance on topics related to pandemic influenza and public health emergency planning. ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Integrating Social Science Interventions in Epidemic, Pandemic and Health Emergency Response: Report of the Informal Consultation, London, England, 8 June 2017
World Health Organization. 01/2018 This 20-page document summarizes a meeting held on June 8, 2017, that was part of a series of activities planned by the World Health Organization to initiate the systematic integration of social science-based intervention in all disease outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics, and emergency preparedness and response operations. The key goals are to stop epidemics fast and to minimize the avoidable loss of life, illness, and societal and economic disruption. The meeting identified priority research and funding gaps for activities as part of preparedness and operational response. (PDF) (Source:...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Community Reception Center Electronic Data Collection Tool (CRC eTool)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health. 02/05/2018 This tool is designed to collect, analyze, visualize, and securely exchange population monitoring data, including demographics, radiation contamination measurements, radiation exposure assessment, and health outcomes, following a radiation incident affecting a large population. It is created using the Epi Info ™ 7 platform and can be implemented using a local area network to include laptops, tablets, and cell phones. Data analysis, visualization, and transfer and exchange processes are also much more efficient once the da...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Questions Every Hospital Must Ask About Whether They're Supporting Their Non-Resident/Foreign Citizen Patients
Orlando Health. 01/30/2018 This 23-page white paper addresses whether hospitals are doing enough to support all patients, or whether their current policies are disenfranchising a segment of their customer base. It describes three of the most important questions regarding support offered to non-resident/foreign patients: Does your healthcare system receive non-resident/foreign patients? Once identified, what steps have you taken to provide these patients with support during their admission? What considerations have been made to provide these patients with additional support during a mass casualty/mass fatality incident? (PD...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ensuring Effective and Reliable Alerts and Warnings
U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security. 02/06/2018 In light of recent terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and a false alert in Hawaii, this two-hour 15-minute hearing provides an opportunity to hear from government and industry stakeholders about the current state of emergency alerts and warnings, and the need for accurate and efficient wireless emergency alerts. Witnesses discuss the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), the false missile alert issued on January 13, 2018, by the State of Hawaii, and the history of public alerting in New York City. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disas...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Building Response-Ready State and Local Health Departments Across the Nation
Region IV Public Health Training Center. 12/07/2017 This one-hour, nine-minute webinar provides an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Division of State and Local Readiness and Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program, and how the CDC uses the emergency preparedness and response capabilities. It details how the CDC works with state and local health departments to build operational readiness, and lists CDC public health emergency preparedness resources available for health departments. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for D...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Interface of Public Health and Health Care: Population Health through Improved Infectious Disease Prevention and Management
Region IV Public Health Training Center. 03/20/2017 This one-hour, 30-minute webinar introduces the national dialogue about public health and healthcare system integration, and how infectious diseases have helped demonstrate the significant need to strengthen the collaboration between public health and healthcare. It defines the regional differences in outcomes and inputs, specifically as they relate to infectious diseases and how they affect patient care and population health; and describes the national framework for integration of public health and primary care. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Sou...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Life After Trauma: The Mental-Health Needs of Asylum Seekers in Europe
This report details how mental health has emerged as a critical issue in the wake of the 2015-16 European migrant and refugee crisis. It assesses what is known about the scale and severity of the problem, the potential implications for protection claims and the asylum system as a whole, and the main challenges Member States face in diagnosing mental health conditions and providing services to asylum seekers. Asylum seekers can experience trauma before, during, and after their journey to Europe. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news