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Report of the One Health Technical and Ministerial Meeting to Address Zoonotic Diseases and Related Public Health Threats
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. 08/18/2017 This 62-page report summarizes a technical and ministerial meeting that was convened in Dakar, Senegal, on November 8-11, 2016, to share experiences and explore challenges encountered during the One Health approach to fight zoonotic diseases and related public health threats. Chapter topics include the global health security agenda; surveillance of the natural reservoir of the Ebola virus: Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone; and infectious disease surveillance under the One Health approach. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Proposed Framework for Identifying Potential Biodefense Vulnerabilities Posed by Synthetic Biology: Interim Report
National Academies Press. 08/21/2017 This 44-page report proposes a framework for identifying and prioritizing potential areas of concern associated with synthetic biology, and provides a tool to aid the consideration of concerns related to synthetic biology. The framework describes categories of synthetic biology technologies and applications, such as genome editing, directed evolution, and automated biological design. It provides a set of initial questions to guide the assessment of concern related to these technologies and applications. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings Toolkit
U.S. Agency for International Development. 07/18/2017 This 37-page toolkit, produced by the Knowledge for Health Project, shares evidence-based guidance and tools for the provision of reproductive health and related services in humanitarian settings. It provides both general service delivery resources and information tailored to the needs of specific populations such as youth and people living with HIV. It offers a collection of resources for incorporating gender considerations into emergency health systems, service delivery practices, and the development of shelters. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaste...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Health Care Coalition Response Plan
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 08/04/2017 This 30-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, Information Exchange) is a template that provides general headers and descriptions for a sample Health Care Coalition (HCC) Response Plan. It is designed to provide one possible option along with examples of other related plans. Some HCCs may instead have an operational support plan that outlines how the HCC will support the members in a response. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Health Care Coalition Preparedness Plan
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 08/04/2017 This 22-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, Information Exchange) is a template that provides general headers and descriptions for a sample Health Care Coalition (HCC) Preparedness Plan. The focus of the template is to facilitate the growth of operational capabilities of coalitions. While every coalition will likely have different uses for this template, the elements can be considered and included in the development of overall preparedness documents. (PDF) (Source: Disaste...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Healthcare Coalition Resource and Gap Analysis Tool
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 08/11/2017 This Excel spreadsheet from TRACIE (Technical Resource, Assistance Center, Information Exchange) was developed as a template that healthcare coalitions (HCCs) can use as the basis for a resource and gap analysis. Gaps may include inadequate plans or procedures, staffing, equipment and supplies, skills and expertise, services, or any other resources required to respond to an emergency. Coalitions are encouraged to modify this template to reflect their coalition members, resources, and unique community at...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Health Care Coalition Influenza Pandemic Checklist
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 08/15/2017 This 35-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, Information Exchange) is intended to assist health care coalitions and their partners in assessing their preparedness for an influenza pandemic. It may also be used to orient the response as a pandemic begins. It starts with coalition-level activities that integrate information and issues from all disciplines, and provides the framework for integrated response. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Provisional Mid-Year Figures: Internal Displacement in 2017
Norwegian Refugee Council, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. 08/16/2017 This seven-page report summarizes provisional estimates based on available data that show there were over nine million new cases of internal displacement brought on by conflict, violence, and disasters between January and June 2017. Disaster displacement continues at an unabated pace, with 4.5 million new displacements across 350 events. As of the end of June 2017, this information covers 29 countries for conflict-related displacement and 76 countries for disaster-related displacement. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Med...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika Virus and Safety of Substances of Human Origin: A Guide for Preparedness Activities in Europe; First Update
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 08/16/2017 This 35-page report is the first update of the original guide from 2016, and was prompted by the evolution of the Zika virus epidemic, a new classification of countries and areas based on their epidemiological profiles, and recent scientific developments since the first edition of the guide. It explains the measures for donor referral aligned with the new classification of countries and areas, and the measures for deferral of safety of substances of human origin donors related to the latest findings on sexual transmission of Zika virus. (PDF) (S...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Overview of the Health Care Coalition Surge Test Tool
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 08/17/2017 This 26-minute training video provides an overview of the Health Care Coalition (HCC) Surge Tool, how to access it, and how it can help health care coalitions identify gaps in their surge planning through a low- to no-notice exercise. The exercise's foundation comes from a real-world health care system disaster challenge: the evacuation of a hospital or other patient care facility. (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 - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Technical Documentation on Exposure-Response Functions for Climate-Sensitive Health Outcomes
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health. 05/2017 The purpose of this 56-page report is to provide resources to public health practitioners and agencies interested in applying the Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework, including examples of relevant health, weather, and climate data that can be used in health effects studies. It also provides resources on study designs commonly used to assess the relationships between climate hazards and health effects, and provides case studies for quantifying the future disease burden due to climate change. (PDF) (Source...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Climate and Health Intervention Assessment: Evidence on Public Health Interventions to Prevent the Negative Health Effects of Climate Change
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health. 05/2017 This 96-page report outlines the findings of the Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Midwest/Southeast Collaborative on the evidence of effectiveness of various interventions for reducing the negative health impacts of climate change. The findings highlight a subset of potential interventions for select potential climate-related health impacts. Chapter topics include Heat-Related Illness, Mosquito-Borne Disease, Tick-Borne Disease, Drinking Water and Water-Borne Disease, and Wildfire Smoke. (PDF) (Source: Disaster ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Topic Collection: Coalition Administrative Issues
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 08/2017 This topic collection from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, Information Exchange) provides examples of bylaws, plans, tools, templates, and information on sustaining and growing a coalition. The collection also contains guidance and lessons learned from administering and developing healthcare coalitions that can be implemented and modified by others. Other topics include Education and Training, Research, Return on Investment, and Sustaining Healthcare Coalitions. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Select Health Care Coalition Resources
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 08/17/2017 This collection of resources from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, Information Exchange) can be helpful to coalitions in achieving the Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities. Resources on this page include ASPR TRACIE- and locally-developed resources, plans, tools, and templates. The collection also provides webinars and related TRACIE Topic Collections. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) WTP (Worker Training Program) 2016 Infectious Disease Workshop
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences [National Institutes of Health]. 02/02/2017 This Web page provides information and materials from a meeting on September 19-20, 2016, for Worker Training Program (WTP) grantees, key stakeholders, and experts to discuss several topics related to infectious disease: successful training models; training priorities needed to inform public health practice; and worker training programs that can be implemented under real-world conditions. The meeting helped WTP partners better understand the worker-related risk of emerging infectious diseases and implement adequate interventions...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Health and Nutrition in Emergencies: Lessons Learnt
Humanitarian Leadership Academy. 07/2017 This webinar discusses the key nutritional and health issues to consider during an emergency, and shares some key lessons learned and practical advice that could be used for current crises such as Yemen and Syria. It is the first in a webinar series that aims to provide in-depth contextualization of key issues within the humanitarian sector. (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 - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Best Practices in Using Technology in HAZMAT Training
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences [National Institutes of Health]. 07/28/2017 This Web page provides information and materials from a meeting on March 29-30, 2017, for Worker Training Program (WTP) awardees to provide program updates, exchange information regarding training, and discover new areas of interest to awardees. The workshop built on the program's work in technologies to enhance HAZMAT training programs, exploring the types of technologies that are being used inside and outside of classrooms and the generational differences that impact learning and training. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

White Paper for the Integrated Public Safety Response to the Active Shooter/Active Assailant
North Carolina State Government. 01/20/2017 The goal of this 45-page document is to provide guidance and share best practices to agency officials regarding planning, training, and response to active shooter/active assailant incidents. It provides recommendations on all phases of active assailant response, and includes responsibilities for all public safety disciplines. The recommendations are scalable to allow variations for agencies, and are based on best practice recommendations from professional and government organizations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Standard Operating Procedures: Responding to a Poliovirus Event or Outbreak; Part 1: General SOPs
World Health Organization. 05/2017 This 75-page document establishes standards and a timeline for response to any polio events and/or outbreaks; and guides national governments and Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners in key support functions to fulfill the response to any polio outbreak or event. It is intended to facilitate timely and effective response to interrupt poliovirus transmission in non-endemic countries, and incorporates lessons learned from previous outbreak response efforts. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Standard Operating Procedures: Responding to a Poliovirus Event or Outbreak; Part 2: Protocol for Poliovirus Type 2
World Health Organization. 05/01/2017 This 55-page document outlines the strategy to detect and respond to any type 2 poliovirus from environmental sources or circulating in the population post oral polio vaccine type 2 component (OPV2) cessation. It provides guidance to global, regional, and national public health officials and policy makers on the steps required to rapidly notify authorities, conduct an initial risk assessment, and develop an effective response to promptly curtail any type 2 poliovirus emergence. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Subway Railcar Decontamination with Methyl Bromide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 03/15/2017 This 83-page report describes a study that was designed to evaluate the operational aspects and the efficacy of methyl bromide for decontaminating Bacillus anthracis (Ba), using non ‐pathogenic Ba Sterne strain spores, on a full‐scale subway railcar. The report discusses the study materials and methods, details the results of the fumigation study, and provides conclusions and recommendations based on the study findings. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Reunification Service
Federal Emergency Management Agency [Department of Homeland Security]. 08/10/2017 This three-page fact sheet provides information about the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s statutory requirement to facilitate the reunification of unaccompanied minors with their custodial parents/legal guardians, as well as the voluntary reunification of adults with their families, during declared emergencies or major disasters. Working collaboratively with whole community partners, FEMA Mass Care/Emergency Assistance develops procedures, identifies best practices, and provides resources to strengthen reunification services. (PD...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Key Technical Documents: Ebola Response
World Health Organization. 05/2017 This one-page document provides quick access to key technical documents and publications on Ebola for responders. Topics include Surveillance, Contact Tracing, and Laboratory; Case Management and Infection Prevention and Control; Vaccines; Therapeutics; and Travel and Points of Entry. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Preparing for the Future of Disaster Health Volunteerism: Proceedings of a Workshop-in Brief
National Academies Press. 08/2017 This nine-page document summarizes presentations and discussions from a workshop on disaster health volunteerism held on April 26, 2017, during a four-hour session of the 2017 Preparedness Summit. Participants discussed potential characteristics of society in the year 2042, and the key resources, tools, and opportunities necessary to support the development of a robust, scalable, and regularly engaged disaster health volunteer workforce prepared for such a future. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Statement of the 14th IHR (International Health Regulations) Emergency Committee Regarding the International Spread of Poliovirus
World Health Organization. 08/03/2017 This resource summarizes the 14th meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus, held on August 3, 2017. The committee unanimously agreed that the risk of international spread of poliovirus remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), and recommended the extension of revised Temporary Recommendations for a further three months. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers: Interpreting CII-ArboViroPlex rRT-PCR Assay Test Results
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 08/11/2017 This five-page document provides information about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s issuing of an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to authorize the use of the CII-ArboViroPlex rRT-PCR assay for the in vitro qualitative detection of Zika virus with specified instruments. This assay tests for Zika virus, dengue virus, chikungunya virus, and West Nile virus RNA in human serum. The assay also tests for Zika virus in urine, collected alongside a patient-matched serum specimen. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Evaluation of Veriox ® as a Skin Decontamination Product after Dermal Exposure to the Nerve Agent VX
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. 09/2016 This 12-page document explores the decontamination properties of Veriox ®, a topical antimicrobial, anti-infective disinfectant to counter the deadly nerve agent VX. Veriox® is under development for use in hospitals for medical device sterilization, surface disinfection, and advanced wound care. The document describes experiments to determine if it had efficacy as a d econtamination product after skin exposure to VX. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

2017-2022 HPP (Hospital Preparedness Program) Performance Measure Implementation Guidance Training: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 07/28/2017 This 15-page fact sheet provides a compiled list of questions and answers from the June 2017 live webinar trainings on the 2017-2022 Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Performance Measures Implementation Guidance document. Question topics include Preparedness and Response Plans, Drills and Exercises, Hospital Surge Test, and Data Collection. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Review of Biological Agent Sampling Methods and Application to a Wide-Area Incident Scenario to Characterize Time and Resource Demands
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Homeland Security Research Center. 08/2017 This 70-page report describes a study to evaluate current sampling and analytical capabilities, from a time and resource perspective, for a large-scale biological contamination incident. The study reviewed available facts and information related to historical wide-area biological contamination incidents; and conducted a literature review to assess the current state of knowledge regarding current sampling methods that may be used for characterization sampling following a wide-area biological incident...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Recommendations on Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment and Decontamination Products for First Responders Against Exposure Hazards to Synthetic Opioids, Including Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogues
InterAgency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability. 08/2017 This 14-page report provides background information about the increased illicit use of opioids, including synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and its analogue carfentanil, which is a source of increased risk to responders. It recommends applying standard specifications, design attributes, test methods, and performance criteria when selecting personal protective equipment for first responders who may be occupationally exposed to synthetic opioids. It also provides a table of Definitions of Exposure Risk Levels and Operational Response Functions. (P...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Expert Opinion on Neuraminidase Inhibitors for the Prevention and Treatment of Influenza: Review of Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 08/14/2017 This 43-page report confirms earlier assessments that there is no significant new evidence to support any changes to the approved indications and recommended use of neuraminidase inhibitors (NAIs) for the prevention and treatment of influenza in European Union/European Economic Area Member States. Recommendations to treat patients with severe influenza, or those at high risk of the complications of influenza, and provide prophylaxis to the most vulnerable and their families are based on the evidence from randomized controlled trials, evidence fr...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Under the Helmet: Performing An Internal Size-Up; A Proactive Approach To Ensuring Mental Wellness
International Association of Fire Chiefs. 07/2017 This 42-page report brings awareness about the fire and emergency services'emotional and behavioral health problems, and emphasizes the importance of changing the culture. It contains background information, statistics, resources, and action items for departments to use to ensure the mental wellness of their members, which is a necessary attribute for all public safety response personnel. The report provides information for members of the response community on the signs, symptoms, and actions necessary to protect themselves from the stressors. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: R...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Strengthening the Disaster Resilience of the Academic Biomedical Research Community: Protecting the Nation's Investment
National Academies Press. 08/2017 This 416-page document offers recommendations and guidance to enhance the disaster resilience of the academic biomedical research community, with a special focus on the potential actions researchers, academic research institutions, and research sponsors can take to mitigate the impact of future disasters. It details how disasters can be costly to academic biomedical research not only because of the potential loss of facilities and equipment, but also because of the loss of irreplaceable research specimens, data, and critical components of experiments. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Opioid Related Public Health Emergency Declarations
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law. 08/10/2017 This 17-page primer provides an overview of the emergency declarations related to opioid use in the U.S., beginning with the August 10, 2017, declaration of national emergency. The primer provides a visual snapshot and synopses of state- and tribal-based emergency declarations across the U.S. based on currently available information. An accompanying three-page fact sheet provides a brief summary of the emergency declarations related to opioid use in six states. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

World Trade Center Health Program: Improved Oversight Needed to Ensure Clinics Fully Address Mandated Quality Assurance Elements
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 08/10/2017 This 46-page document focuses on the World Trade Center Health Program, which provides health care services to eligible responders and survivors of the September 11, 2001, attacks through eight clinics. The report examines the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and guidance for certifying health conditions; actions taken to ensure appropriate payments; and the development and implementation of a quality assurance program, including mandated elements. It found that clinics'quality assurance programs were inconsistent, and suggested ways for the agency to...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Personal Physiological Monitoring Systems
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 01/2017 This two-page technical note provides information about personal physiological monitoring systems (PPMS), which allow for continuous, non-invasive monitoring of emergency responders'biometrics or vital signs, including heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and body temperature. Field usage of PPMS may prevent or reduce line-of-duty injuries and deaths, especially those caused by cardiovascular events. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika Virus Draft Discussion Driver Diagram
Public Health Foundation. 06/2017 This one-page document is a framework algorithm for communities to use to prepare for and respond to the Zika virus. Factors are an aim statement, goals, primary drivers, and secondary drivers, all of which can be modified by communities and for different stakeholders. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Intelligent and Connected Bio-Labs of the Future: Promise and Peril in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. 08/07/2017 This 17-page report assesses how emerging and converging technological advances in genomics, synthetic biology, artificial intelligence, automation, and cloud-computing will drastically impact the tools of biological laboratories, and their dual-use potential to lead to both societal benefits and new vulnerabilities. While there have been attempts at governance to limit the avenues by which a bad actor may gain access to the pathogens or tools to create biological weapons, the ever-increasing pace of innovation has left gaps that may be exploited. (PDF) (Source: ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Tracking the Pipeline of Antibiotics in Development
Pew Charitable Trusts. 05/2017 This issue brief, updated in May 2017, assesses antibiotics currently in clinical development. The list of these antibiotics was created to shed light on the antibiotic pipeline, evaluate public policies, and monitor the potential impact on public health. It is updated regularly, and identifies each drug, manufacturer, potential targets, and stage in the development process. It shows 41 new antibiotics in development that would potentially address many, but not all, resistant bacteria. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Fundamentals of Working Safely in a Biological Safety Cabinet
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 06/13/2017 This course provides information on the safe use of a Class II biological safety cabinet (BSC), which is the primary means of containment developed for working safely with infectious microorganisms. Topics covered include major parts of a BSC, how a BSC works, how to work safely inside a BSC, and what to do if there is an emergency while working in a BSC. The course includes videos, interactive exercises, job aids, and a modifiable checklist template. (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 - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Migrants in Disaster Risk Reduction: Practices for Inclusion
International Organization for Migration. 07/2017 This 122-page document presents experiences from researchers and practitioners from a variety of geographical contexts on how they have been included and have participated in disaster prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery activities. It aims to highlight the importance and benefits of, as well as options for, integrating migrants into decision-making, policy-setting, and implementation of disaster risk reduction initiatives. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Frequently Asked Questions: Independent Living Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living. 07/19/2017 This four-page document provides answers to frequently asked questions about allowable Title VII disaster response and emergency relief efforts for people with disabilities. It addresses Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs), which are increasingly playing a pivotal role in addressing the challenges individuals with disabilities and their families face during and following a disaster or other emergency. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Breaking the Age Barrier: Lessons from an Intergenerational Livelihoods Programme in Sierra Leone
HelpAge International. 07/26/2017 This 28-page report looks at the design and impact of an initiative to help older people in Sierra Leone rebuild their livelihoods and experience greater levels of dignity and respect in their communities in the wake of the Ebola outbreak. The program put young people at the helm of an initiative to strengthen older people's ability to start small businesses, strengthen their livelihoods, and start saving some of their income. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

HPP (Hospital Preparedness Program) Measure Manual: Budget Period 5 (BP5) Implementation Guidance for the HPP Program Measurement Activities
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 11/2016 The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) created this 144-page manual to assist awardees (states, territories, freely-associated states, and select municipalities) and healthcare coalition in collecting reliable and valid program measurement results. The guidance is for HPP Budget Period 5: July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017. HPP requests information from awardees to assess the awardee's effectiveness in implementing the Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities: National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness,...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

FARO Model Handbook: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support to Unaccompanied Minor Migrants and Families with Children Upon First Reception
Terre des Hommes International Federation. 05/2017 This 48-page handbook is based on a multi-level system of intervention, responding to migrant children's needs depending on where they arrive, such as at hotspots, harbors, and reception centers. It describes the main challenges and difficulties facing project staff in providing the specialized treatment some children and families need. It contains case studies and technical sheets with examples of psychosocial activities. The FARO project tries to meet the needs of unaccompanied foreign minors or children with their families. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide fo...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Measure Manual: Implementation Guidance for Ebola Preparedness Measures; May 2017
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 05/2017 The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) created this 36-page manual as a resource for HPP awardees to clarify the meaning of the performance measures for Ebola and other special pathogens, and assess outcomes. HPP expects that awardees will use the manual, which outlines 26 core Ebola measures, as a reference tool. Each measure includes a performance measure number and the performance measure language. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

ACMT and AACT Position Statement: Preventing Occupational Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analog Exposure to Emergency Responders
American College of Medical Toxicology. 07/12/2017 This six-page position paper of the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) is a statement on safety precautions for emergency responders in case of fentanyl exposure. It details the inhalation and dermal exposure risk for fentanyl and fentanyl analogs, and makes recommendations that are protective of emergency responders, but do not result in unnecessary delays in care to patients with time-sensitiveconditions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika Action Day Toolkit Event Guidance: A Guide for Public Health Professionals and Community-Based Organizations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 08/02/2017 This 38-page toolkit is designed to help guide health departments and other organizations, including community-based organizations, interested in holding a Zika community engagement event. Community engagement to reduce mosquito populations and protect against mosquito bites can help efforts to slow the spread of Zika virus infections and other diseases spread by mosquitoes. It details how holding a successful community action event can inform and educate communities about Zika prevention behaviors, provide accurate information about Zika virus, and offer the necessary...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Knowledge and Library Services (KLS) Evidence Briefing
Healthcare Information For All. 06/02/2017 This 17-page document examines the evidence around knowledge and library service provision and knowledge management to support global health, and disaster and emergency preparedness. It aims to highlight ways that library, knowledge, and information professionals can provide support to disaster management and disease outbreak teams, and the general public during times of crisis. It looks at support at the point-of-need, and training that librarians can deliver pre-departure. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) Tool for the Prioritisation of Infectious Disease Threats
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 08/07/2017 This qualitative tool, implemented as an Excel workbook, is based on multi-criteria decision analysis. It ranks infectious disease threats in a transparent, comparable, and methodologically reproducible manner. The tool enables the relative ranking of different infectious disease threats. It is intended as a supplement to other methods that also support decision-making in preparedness planning. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news