SAGE (Strategic Advisory Group of Experts) Interim Recommendations on Vaccination Against Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2/20/2019. This three-page document outlines recommendations about vaccination against Ebola virus disease in the context of the outbreak in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Given the continuing high case count and the risk of further spread, members of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) reviewed the epidemiological situation, progression on the development of different candidate Ebola vaccines, and modeling results on the potential impact of different Ebola vaccine delivery strategies. SAGE concluded that the currently recomme...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Seven Moves: Protection, Gender and Inclusion in Emergencies Training; Facilitator Manual
Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Published: 2/20/2019. This 146-page manual presents the information needed to run the 2.5-day Seven Moves: Protection, Gender and Inclusion in Emergencies training course. It contains background on the training, sample agenda, detailed session outlines, tools and external resources, and suggested variations that facilitators can use to contextualize or adapt the training based on the participants. The aim of the training program is to raise awareness, enhance knowledge, build skills, and change behavior in relation to protection, gender, and ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pyridine: Health Effects and Incident Management
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 2/15/2019. This Web page provides information on health effects and incident management for pyridine (also known as azabenzene and azine), for use in responding to chemical incidents. Pyridine is a flammable liquid that emits toxic fumes of cyanide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide when heated to decomposition. (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, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola Donor History Questionnaire and Flowchart
Source: American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). Published: 2/14/2019. This seven-page document, updated in February 2019, provides flowcharts for each of five additional Ebola questions to provide blood donor screening process flow, donor eligibility statements to assist donor historians in the screening process, and relevant links to the Ebola virus guidance. These questions should be asked to evaluate donor risk for Ebola virus infection. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ALNAP Lessons Paper: Responding to Earthquakes
Source: Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP). Published: 2/13/2019. This 40-page Lessons Paper reviews relevant grey and published literature to draw lessons from previous humanitarian responses following any type of earthquake, provided it occurred on dry land. The lessons originate from past humanitarian responses across sectors. The goal of this paper is to improve humanitarian programming by drawing on the experiences of previous comparable disasters and highlighting the specific features that should be included in future humanitarian responses to earthquakes. (PDF...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Capacity-Building Toolkit for Including Aging and Disability Networks in Emergency Planning
Source: National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). Published: 2/7/2019. This 114-page toolkit was developed to guide aging and disability networks in increasing their ability to plan for and respond to public health emergencies and disasters. It helps programs that serve people with access and functional needs, including older adults and people with disabilities, through the emergency planning process of preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities. It can also help organizations of all types conduct more inclusive emergency planning by facilitating personal preparedness among aging ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Unaccompanied Children: Agency Efforts to Identify and Reunify Children Separated from Parents at the Border
Source: U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Published: 2/7/2019. In October 2018, the Government Accountability Office reported on what the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) were doing about family separations and reunifications at the U.S. border. This 22-page Congressional testimony updates that report and provides new data from the government on the number of children subject to the reunification order and the number of children in custody as of December 11, 2018. It discusses DHS and HHS planning efforts, systems for indicating children were separated from parents, and...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fighting the Next War: Defense Against Biological Weapons
Source: Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense. Published: 2/5/2019. The Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense held this all-day meeting to get a better understanding of the responsibilities and requirements for federal biodefense efforts that are unique to the U.S. Department of Defense. Panelists discussed the role of the department in implementing the National Biodefense Strategy, and participants shared their experiences regarding the current threat environment, research and development programs, and the department's biodefense policies. (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 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Select EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Resources
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 2/4/2019. This Web page from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) includes links to select resources that emergency medical services (EMS) personnel can use in their planning and response efforts. Resource categories are Topic Collections, Tip Sheets and Fact Sheets, Webinars, Tools, and issues of The Exchange. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guide for the Media on Communicating in Public Health Emergencies
Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Published: 2/2019. In a health crisis, effective communication can help to prevent or reduce the spread of disease, and guide those affected toward health services and treatment. This 32-page manual provides tips for media practitioners on how to help audiences during health emergencies. It addresses the public health emergencies that start relatively quickly: rapid onset public health emergencies. This publication was created by BBC Media Action for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. (PDF) (Source: Disaster...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Topic Collection: Ambulatory Care and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 2/2019. This Topic Collection from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange), updated in February 2019, provides resources that can help emergency planners in emergency clinics, community health centers, mental/behavioral healthcare providers, federally qualified health centers, private physician offices, and other outpatient facilities plan for and respond to a variety of incidents, disasters, and emergencies. Resource topics include Community Integr...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ready or Not: Protecting the Public ’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism, 2019
Source: Trust for America's Health. Published: 2/2019. This series has tracked public health emergency preparedness in the United States since 2003, and documented the nation ’s level of preparedness as well as those areas still in need of improvement. The 2019 report finds that states have made progress in key areas, including public health funding and participation in provider compacts and coalitions, with a majority of states making preparations to expand capabiliti es in an emergency, often through collaboration. It outlines major public health incidents, actions, research findings, meetings, and federal hearing...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Emergency Preparedness: Updates to Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual (SOM)
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Published: 2/2019. This 56-page document provides an update to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule (EP Rule); adds emerging infectious diseases to the definition of all-hazards approach; provides new Home Health Agency citations; and lists clarifications under alternate source power and emergency standby systems. In light of events such as the Ebola virus and Zika, CMS believes that facilities should consider preparedness and infection prevention within their all-hazards approach, which covers both natural and man-made d...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health and Climate Resource Guide: Step Up for Health at the Global Climate Action Summit
Source: American Public Health Association (APHA). Published: 2/2019. This 18-page resource guide highlights much of the important work on the threat to human health from climate change, performed to date by individuals and organizations in many countries, whose efforts have already identified solutions to climate-related health challenges. It contains key health and climate resources, including articles, consensus documents, fact sheets, toolkits, infographics, and important Web sites. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sex Matters: A Gender Perspective on Internal Displacement
Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). Published: 2/2019. This eight-page paper presents some of the most frequently reported gender inequalities linked with internal displacement and calls for better disaggregation of all related data and research. Bridging this knowledge gap is essential to propose tailored solutions for internally displaced men, women, boys, girls, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, intersex, or queer (LGBTIQ), to mitigate the damages caused by internal displacement on society as a whole. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Methyl Bromide: Health Effects and Incident Management
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 2/2019. This Web page provides information on health effects and incident management for methyl bromide (also known as bromomethane and monobromomethane), for use in responding to chemical incidents. Methyl bromide emits toxic fumes of hydrogen bromide, bromine, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide when heated to decomposition. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Magnesium: Health Effects and Incident Management
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 1/31/2019. This Web page provides two documents with information about health effects and incident management for magnesium, for use in responding to chemical incidents. Magnesium is a highly flammable metal that reacts violently with many substances, including oxidizing agents, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and acids, causing a fire and explosion hazard. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Xylene: Health Effects and Incident Management
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 1/31/2019. This Web page provides two documents with information about health effects and incident management for xylene, for use in responding to chemical incidents. Xylene is a flammable liquid that exists in three forms, and emits acrid smoke and fumes when heated to decomposition. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Methyl Ethyl Ketone: Health Effects and Incident Management
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 1/31/2019. This Web page provides two documents with information about health effects and incident management for methyl ethyl ketone, for use in responding to chemical incidents. Methyl ethyl ketone is a volatile, highly flammable liquid that emits toxic acrid smoke and fumes when heated to decomposition. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Health Histories Seminar 116: Antimicrobial Resistance
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/30/2019. Speakers in this one-hour, 26-minute discussion, presented by the World Health Organization in collaboration with the University of York, bring natural science and social science/humanities perspectives on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to explore issues and consider the ways forward. They discuss how some see new antibiotics as the solution to the problem, but there needs to be a shift toward better understanding how resistance develops, evolves, and transmits between bacterial species and among humans. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Gu...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fighting Ebola in DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo): New Tools and New Challenges
Source: Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). Published: 1/29/2019. This one-hour, seven-minute panel discussion describes efforts to contain the current Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and explores the evolving medical approaches to fighting the Ebola virus, the initiation of a randomized controlled trial testing treatment options, and the unique ethical and logistical considerations this outbreak presents. Panelists discuss how community outreach, the core of an effective intervention, is hampered by security concerns. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guid...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mass Casualty Incident Triage and Then Some
Source: World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM). Published: 1/29/2019. This one-hour, six-minute webinar discusses how the decisions to sort, assess, treat, and transport the many injured in one or several close locations after a sudden onset disaster are a challenge to balance resources in an ethical manner. It covers the Model Uniform Core Criteria (MUCC), review of (most) mass casualty triage systems, and exercise design and evaluation. (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 - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ASPR (Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response) Healthcare and Public Health Risk Identification and Site Criticality (RISC) Toolkit Webinar
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 1/29/2019. This one-hour webinar from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) provides a brief overview of the Risk Identification and Site Criticality (RISC) Toolkit, describes how users have implemented the RISC Toolkit, and shares success stories and lessons learned from using the toolkit. Speakers discuss implementation by a large health system perspective, and key RISC assessment themes. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Gui...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DoD (Department of Defense) Directive 5101.20E: DoD Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT) Biosafety and Biosecurity Program
Source: U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Published: 1/25/2019. The purpose of this 10-page document is to establish policy and assign responsibilities for the Department of Defense (DoD) Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT) Security Program, and for meeting the safety standards for microbiological and biomedical laboratories. It provides guidelines and functions for the DoD BSAT Biorisk Program, and a related glossary. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Climate Change and Toxic Hazards: Before the Storm
Source: Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE). Published: 1/24/2019. This one-hour webinar is the first in a three-part series on climate change, toxic hazards, and how to prepare to protect public health before, during, and after a superstorm or flood. Speakers focus on how individuals and communities can prepare before calamity hits a community, and describe a range of potential exposures to mixtures of toxic chemicals in water, air, and industrial sources that may be encountered during climate disasters, and how to prepare to avoid them. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disast...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Child Neglect in Humanitarian Action
Source: Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. Published: 1/24/2019. The presenters in this 23-minute webinar offer a deeper understanding of the evidence on the prevalence, patterns, and impacts of child neglect in humanitarian contexts; identify situations of neglect; and determine risk factors for neglect. The webinar summarizes the key findings and highlights the recommendations of the recently published report: Child Neglect in Humanitarian Settings: Literature Review and Recommendations for Strengthening Prevention and Response. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 1/24/2019. This Web page provides information about pandemic influenza, which is a global outbreak of a new influenza A virus. Resources are provided about Pandemic Basics and Past Outbreaks; National Pandemic Strategy; and Monitoring for Influenza Viruses. The page also describes what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does regarding pandemic influenza, provides additional influenza resources and pandemic tools, and provides links to Planning and Preparedness Resources. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance 2019 –2024: The UK (United Kingdom)’s Five-Year National Action Plan
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 1/24/2019. This 97-page document details the United Kingdom's ambitions and actions for the next five years to support the 20-year vision for antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It focuses on three key ways of tackling AMR: reducing need for, and unintentional exposure to, antimicrobials; optimizing use of antimicrobials; and investing in innovation, supply, and access. These are underpinned by actions across 15 content areas, ranging from reducing infection and strengthening stewardship to improving surveillance and boosting research. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Role of Congregations in Public Health Emergencies: How Religious Literacy and Competency Build Resilient Whole Communities
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Preparedness and Response (CDC CPR). Published: 1/23/2019. This webinar discusses the vital role that congregations and faith communities can play in helping people survive and recover from disasters and public health emergencies. Congregations can provide social capital, volunteers, food, shelter, emotional and spiritual care, financial assistance, risk communication, and many other forms of aid. The speaker also provides resources for and about faith communities in emergencies and disasters. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016: Q fever
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 1/23/2019. This six-page report on cases of Q fever is based on data for 2016 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on April 4, 2018. In 2016, 1,102 cases of Q fever were reported in the European Union/European Economic Area, 1,058 (96 percent) of which were confirmed. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016: Tularaemia
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 1/22/2019. This six-page report on cases of tularemia is based on data for 2016 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on April 4, 2018. In 2016, 1,148 cases of tularemia were reported in the European Union/European Economic Area, 1,096 (95 percent) of which were confirmed. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Innovation Catalogue: A Collection of Innovations for the Humanitarian Sector
Source: Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA). Published: 1/22/2019. This 102-page document provides an overview of some of the most promising new solutions in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and is designed to help practitioners decide which of the 30 innovations could help them solve their most pressing problems. Chapters also cover surface water drainage, cross-cutting WASH guidance, other WASH projects, and learning from challenges. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Outbreak Readiness and Business Impact: Protecting Lives and Livelihoods Across the Global Economy
Source: World Economic Forum. Published: 1/18/2019. This 22-page report discusses how economists estimate that, in the coming decades, pandemics will cause average annual economic losses of 0.7 percent of global GDP – a threat similar to that estimated for climate change. While predicting where and when the next outbreak will occur is still an evolving science, it is possible to identify factors that make companies vulnerable to financial losses from infectious disease events. Helping companies to properly un derstand these risks will enable them to reduce their exposure, improve their resilience, and deliver on key...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fourth Generation Agents: Safety Awareness for First On-Scene Responders
Source: National Library of Medicine [National Institutes of Health] (NLM). Published: 1/18/2019. This one-page document provides safety awareness information that is part of ongoing preparedness for all hazards and is intended to help first on-scene responders protect themselves if an incident ever occurs involving a fourth generation agent (FGA, also known as A-series or Novichok nerve agents), such as the one used in the United Kingdom in 2018. It provides guidance for recognition and detection, and actions to decontaminate the responder or others if exposure occurs. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disa...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fourth Generation Agents
Source: National Library of Medicine [National Institutes of Health] (NLM). Published: 1/18/2019. This Web page provides information about a government effort to identify and develop resources to help the emergency response community prepare for and respond to a fourth generation agent incident if one ever occurs in the U.S., as well as support the development of specific guidance and training to enhance overall preparedness efforts. Fourth generation agents, also known as Novichoks or A-series nerve agents, belong to a category of chemical warfare agents that are unique organophosphorus compounds. This page also provides...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola Spreads Amid Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and U.S. Role Remains Limited
Source: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Published: 1/18/2019. This Issue Brief summarizes available information about why the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which began in July 2018, continues; describes the ongoing U.S. role in response; and discusses what might come next. it discusses how the security situation that has driven the spread of this outbreak shows no sign of abating, and those leading the response estimate it will take at least six more months to contain it. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

State of Water Preparedness: A 2018 Scan of Water Preparedness and Response Infrastructure in State and Territorial Health Agencies
Source: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Published: 1/17/2019. In spring 2018, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) surveyed state and territorial directors of public health preparedness and environmental health to learn more about their protocols, tools, resources, infrastructure, and gaps related to drinking water emergency preparedness and response. This 23-page report summarizes the results of that survey, provides data in an effort to identify strengths and understand the complexities of water preparedness, and examines opportunities for improvement in the fu...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS) Report: Early Implementation 2017-2018
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/17/2019. This 260-page document is the second Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS) report and draws information from GLASS enrolled countries on the status of their antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance systems and AMR data for selected bacteria that cause infections in humans. The aim of the report is to document participation efforts and outcomes across countries, and highlight differences and constraints identified to date. It also highlights the main features and developments of the global system. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource G...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report of an International Consultation: Methodology for Risk Mapping of the International Spread of Vector-Borne Diseases Via Air Travel
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 7/2018. This 23-page report summarizes a meeting held on July 5-6, 2018, to arrive at a methodology to map the risk of international spread of vector-borne diseases via air travel, during outbreaks and routinely. The methodology will allow the World Health Organization to identify areas and airports with a risk of international spread of vector-borne diseases, and will help inform policy decisions to implement effective vector control measures to prevent the spread of vectors via aircraft, including aircraft disinsection, as appropriate. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Reso...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Methods for Investigating Chemical/Biological Weapons Use : State of the Art Report
Source: U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Published: 10/2018. This 108-page report focuses on technologies and methods regarding the investigation of alleged chemical and/or biological weapons use as it pertains to the Department of Defense ’s mission to protect U.S. forces and the homeland from chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction (WMD). It highlights recent, cutting-edge research in this field that will be essential for warfighter protection and sustainment in the next five to 10 years. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Health Security Strategy Evaluation of Progress, 2015 –2018
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 2019. This 50-page report summarizes progress made during the implementation of the quadrennial National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) and informs the needs to be addressed in the subsequent NHSS, which include preparing for risks on the horizon from an evolving, diverse threat landscape with the potential to disrupt public health and healthcare systems and inflict injury and loss of life. These 21st century threats include severe natural disasters, emerging and pandemic infectiou...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Health Security Strategy Implementation Plan 2019-2022
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 2019. This 11-page National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) Implementation Plan (IP) guides whole-of-government action to support federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners —as well as public and private partners, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academia, professional associations, communities, families/family units, and individuals—to advance the capabilities needed to address current risks and prepare for an array of new, evolving health threats. (P...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Health Security Strategy 2019-2022
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 2019. This 24-page National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) provides a vision for strengthening the nation ’s ability to prevent, detect, assess, prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from 21st century health security threats. Its objectives are to prepare, mobilize, and coordinate a whole-of-government approach in the event of a public health emergency, disaster, or attack; protect the nation from the health effects of emerging and pandemic infectious diseases and ch...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Health Security Strategy
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 1/15/2019. This Web page contains links to the most current versions of the National Health Security Strategy, implementation plan, and evaluation of progress, as well as an archive of past documents and an overview of the program. The 2019-2022 National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) provides a vision to strengthen the nation ’s ability to prevent, detect, assess, prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Res...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Toward Understanding the Interplay of Environmental Stressors, Infectious Disease, and Human Health
Source: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division (HMD). Published: 1/16/2019. This Web page provides information and materials from a workshop held on January 15-16, 2019, to explore the growing body of research on the links between environmental stressors, infectious disease, and human health. Participants explored if environmental stressors play a role in human susceptibility to infection, and how research on the interplay between these fields could inform new health practices, public health research, and public health policy. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide fo...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fighting Cholera: Operational Handbook; Response to Outbreaks and Risk Prevention in Endemic Areas
Source: Solidarites International. Published: 3/2018. The aim of this 116-page operational manual is to help missions improve their water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) response strategies in the context of recurrent cholera outbreaks. It contains key elements to guide teams in setting up cholera epidemic response and disease prevention programs in endemo-epidemic areas. Its three parts cover general information on cholera, before and between epidemics, and response to cholera epidemics. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016: Yersiniosis
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 12/2018. This five-page report is based on the data for 2016 about cases of yersiniosis retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on February 21, 2018. In 2016, 28 European Union/European Economic Area Member States reported yersiniosis data, three of which had partial population surveillance coverage. These countries reported 6,918 confirmed cases. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fires, Mudslides, Earthquakes, Shootings: Promoting Personal and Community Resiliency After Mass Trauma
Source: Western Region Public Health Training Center [University of Arizona] (WRPHTC). Published: 2019. This course discusses examples of mass shootings, natural disasters, fires, and mudslides, and their public health relevance. It details how to formulate ideas to promote connectedness and hope within a community; describe evidence-based approaches to the promotion of resiliency for trauma-exposed individuals; and identify essential elements of short-term mass trauma intervention. (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 - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Security Readiness Assessment Tool
Source: New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA). Published: 6/2018. This 96-page checklist document was developed in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health to provide best practices as a tool in developing healthcare security plans. It includes broad guidance for three healthcare entity types: acute care, long-term care, and Federally Qualified Health Centers. Checklist topics include active shooter events, behavioral health, training, and workplace violence prevention. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zika Virus: What Emergency Nurses Need to Know
Source: Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). Published: 8/2018. This two-page infographic discusses the Zika virus, its signs and symptoms, how it is treated, how it can be transmitted, and what emergency nurses should tell their patients about it. It also provides triage tips, and fast facts about the virus. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news