Hospital Preparedness Program
Source: Ohio Department of Health. Published: 12/5/2019. This web page, updated in December 2019, provides information about the Ohio Hospital Preparedness Program and the Regional Healthcare Coalition, which provides training and exercises, the coordination of plans, and operational support during emergency response, and develops policies and procedures that identify responsibilities required for the successful interoperability of coalition partners: hospitals, public health, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), emergency management, and community partners during a major disaster. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Gui...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Flu Season: U.S. Public Health Preparedness and Response
Source: U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce. Published: 12/4/2019. This one-hour, 51-minute Congressional hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations examines the federal government ’s efforts and forecast for the 2019–2020 influenza season and ongoing influenza-related research and innovation. Speakers discuss why the flu vaccine is more effective for some people, how someone’s health status may affect the body’s immune response, and recent efforts at the National Inst itutes of Health (NIH) to study these issues, with the goal of producing a univers...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2019 National Preparedness Report
Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Published: 12/3/2019. This 60-page report highlights the diverse range of preparedness challenges the nation faces —from terrorism and active shooter incidents, to cyber attacks and natural disasters, as well as how stakeholders across the nation are using preparedness grant funding to invest in preparedness improvements. The 2019 report also presents cross-cutting trends from the Threat and Hazard Identificat ion and Risk Assessment (THIRA) and Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR), which provide insights into preparedness progress and gaps. (PDF) (Source: Disaste...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Core Capability Development Sheets
Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency [Department of Homeland Security] (FEMA). Published: 12/3/2019. These Core Capability Development Sheets provide tools that organizations can use to build or sustain their capabilities and close identified gaps. The National Preparedness Goal establishes 32 Core Capabilities to address the greatest risks to the nation. Each sheet provides information, tailored to the Core Capability: Training courses; Standardized capability targets; Nationally-typed resources; Planning partners; and Validation support. Topics include Fatality Management; Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action: Case Studies Collection 2019
Source: CBM. Published: 12/3/2019. This 60-page document is a collection of 39 examples of field practices inclusive of persons with disabilities in humanitarian context and disaster risk reduction (DRR), from 20 countries of intervention. It shows that deliberate and proactive action is required to ensure that persons with disabilities from all constituencies are systematically included and meaningfully participate in DRR and humanitarian preparedness, response, and recovery. It also draws lessons from field practices, and is co-published with the International Disability Alliance and Handicap International. (PDF) (Sourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Forced Migration Research From Theory to Practice in Promoting Migrant Well-Being: Proceedings of a Workshop
Source: National Academies Press (NAP). Published: 12/2019. This 114-page report summarizes a workshop held on May 21-22, 2019, to discuss new approaches in social demographic theory, methodology, data collection and analysis, and practice, as well as applications to the community of researchers and practitioners who are concerned with better understanding and assisting forced migrant populations. This workshop brought together stakeholders and experts in demography, public health, and policy analysis to review and address some of the domestic implications of international migration and refugee flows for the United States...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Implications of the California Wildfires for Health, Communities, and Preparedness: Proceedings of a Workshop
Source: National Academies Press (NAP). Published: 12/2019. This 120-page report summarizes a workshop held on June 4-5, 2019, about the impacts of the California wildfires, and the population health, environmental health, emergency preparedness, and health equity consequences of increasingly strong and numerous wildfires, particularly in California. Because burning wood releases particulate matter and other toxicants, the health effects of wildfires extend well beyond burns. Communities affected by wildfires tend to experience worse health outcomes from disasters, have fewer resources for responding and rebuilding, and r...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Attacks on Health Care in the Context of the Ebola Emergency Response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo January-November 2019
Source: Insecurity Insight. Published: 12/2019. Better understanding of the nature of attacks on health care within the context of armed conflict and violence is needed to find effective solutions that enable health responses in such challenging environments. With a view to supporting such understanding and the development of more effective responses, this five-page document provides an overview of the available information on attacks on health care in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from January to November 2019. It details threats and assaults, arson attacks, abductions, and killings. (PDF) (Sou...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2019 Africa Report on Displacement
Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). Published: 12/2019. This 68-page report represents a timely and relevant contribution to the discussion on internal displacement and its relation to sustainable development in Africa. It provides reliable and up-to-date evidence about the scale of internal displacement in the continent and discusses what is driving it across different contexts. There were 16.8 million people living in internal displacement as a result of conflict and violence in Africa as of the end of 2018. Disasters, particularly those associated with hydrometeorological hazards such as floods, sto...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gender in Displacement: The State of Play
Source: Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Published: 12/2019. This 43-page paper interweaves two streams of thought: how gender roles change in the course of crises, particularly displacement, and how gender has been integrated (or not) into humanitarian programming. It explores existing knowledge on the impact of displacement on gender roles, norms, and power dynamics, and details the international humanitarian system ’s efforts to incorporate gender into its policy and practice, before investigating the deliberate and inadvertent effects of humanitarian action on gender roles among populations in crisis. (PDF)...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Including Everyone: Strengthening the Collection and Use of Data About Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Situations
Source: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Published: 12/2019. This 32-page publication presents four humanitarian case studies: the 2015 Nepal earthquake, the ongoing humanitarian response in Somalia, the Rohingya refugee operation in Bangladesh, and the European migrant and refugee crisis. Each example provides perspectives on the importance of disability-disaggregated data in shaping humanitarian actors ’ planning and implementation processes. It also briefly documents progress in policies and guidelines related to disability data in the humanitarian sector, and reviews the existing tools and mechanisms for...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WMO (World Meteorological Organization) Provisional Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2019
Source: United Nations, World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Published: 12/2019. This 35-page report provides analysis of key global climate indicators to assess the state of the global climate in 2019. It discusses how extreme heat conditions are taking an increasing toll on human health and health systems, and includes sections on health at increasing risk, extreme heat and health, vector-borne diseases, and air quality degradation. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

All the Evidence We Need
Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Published: 11/29/2019. This 15-page report and associated briefing notes consolidate the learning from a research project to address some of the gaps in evidence and institutional accountability systems. It articulates the challenges that International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement members experience in institutionalizing a community-led approach. The report uses this evidence to substantiate assumptions about the value and impact of community engagement and participation. Brief 1 uses Ebola as an example. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: R...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Partnerships Review: Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises
Source: Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA). Published: 11/28/2019. The aim of this 35-page commissioned review was to gain an understanding of the opportunities and challenges to fair, equitable, and effective partnerships working in academic-humanitarian research collaborations. Review findings show that there are many opportunities and challenges associated with effective humanitarian research partnering, and that fair and equitable partnerships do not materialize without consciousness and intent. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cases of Lassa Fever in the Netherlands ex Sierra Leone: Rapid Risk Assessment
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 11/28/2019. This nine-page report provides information about two imported cases of Lassa fever from Sierra Leone confirmed by the Dutch public health authorities in November 2019, and associated risk assessment. Both cases were Dutch healthcare workers who worked in a rural hospital in Sierra Leone. The risk level for secondary transmission among healthcare workers in the European Union/European Economic Area and Sierra Leone depends on several factors such as closeness, duration of contact, and the type of activity performed (e....
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Essential Drugs: Practical Guide Intended for Physicians, Pharmacists, Nurses and Medical Auxiliaries
Source: Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). Published: 11/26/2019. This 514-page guide, updated on November 26, 2019, is a practical manual of essential drugs, infusion fluids, and vaccines; their attributes; and how to administer them. It lists the contra-indications, adverse effects, precautions, and drug interactions of each drug. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinical Guidelines: Diagnosis and Treatment Manual
Source: Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). Published: 11/26/2019. This 356-page diagnostic and treatment manual, updated on September 26, 2019, is designed for use by medical professionals involved in curative care at the dispensary and hospital levels. It details preventive measures such as vaccines that patients can be offered to protect them from diseases. Its primary objective is to cure the individual patient of disease, minimize the impact of that disease on the patient, and reduce the risk of transmission. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2016-2017 NARMS (National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System) Integrated Summary
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 11/22/2019. This 2016-2017 Integrated Summary is the first time the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) has included data on animal pathogens from a pilot study with the Food and Drug Administration's Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN). It is also the first time that NARMS has provided genomic information for Campylobacter and E. coli retail meat and food animal isolates. NARMS is a national public health surveillance system that monitors food-borne bacteria to determine if they are resistant to various ant...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola and Beyond: Legal Preparedness for Outbreaks
Source: National Governors Association (NGA). Published: 11/21/2019. This webinar, held in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Bar Association, examines challenges public health professionals and responders are facing during the Ebola response, as well as current legal provisions and concepts and how to apply them to future infectious disease emergency response planning. In addition, as studies show vulnerable populations are the most significantly impacted when disasters strike, the webinar highlights protection of vulnerable populations for the next communicable disease out...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Crisis Standards of Care: Ten Years of Successes and Challenges - A Workshop
Source: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division (HMD). Published: 11/21/2019. This resource provides information, materials, and videos from a workshop held on November 21-22, 2019, to explore how crisis standards of care have been incorporated into planning and implemented at the local, state, and federal levels. Participants reviewed shifts in planning assumptions over the last 10 years (e.g., new technology, protocols); discussed the resolved and existing legal and ethical implications of crisis standards of care; and considered priorities for the next 10 years of crisis ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Law and Disaster Preparedness and Response: Literature Review
Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Published: 11/21/2019. This 100-page literature review is part of a project to support governments to include effective domestic preparedness and response elements in their legal frameworks for disaster risk management. The review is part of the preparatory analysis, research, and evidence base currently under development to support and inform the drafting of the Checklist on Law and Disaster Preparedness and Response. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Checklist on Law and Disaster Preparedness and Response
Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Published: 11/21/2019. This 44-page checklist was developed to support governments, national societies, and other stakeholders with technical assistance for the strengthening of laws relating to disaster preparedness and response, which were not covered in previous tools. It provides a prioritized list of 10 key questions that lawmakers, implementing officials, and those supporting them, such as national societies, are recommended to consider in order to ensure that their laws provide the best support for disaster preparedness and response. ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Biological Threats to U.S. National Security
Source: U.S. Senate, Committee on Armed Services. Published: 11/20/2019. This one-hour, 33-minute Congressional hearing details biological threats facing the country, major drivers of those threats, and key Department of Defense programs that are aimed at preparing for and responding to them. Witnesses discuss how new and evolving technologies have enabled a more dangerous and dynamic biothreat landscape than is contemplated in current biodefense policy and programs, and how health security is national security, in a world that is increasingly dangerous and interdependent. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Reso...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 11/15/2019. This web page, updated in November 2019, details core elements of successful hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs. Sections cover Core Elements Implementation; Core Elements for Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs: 2019; Summary of Updates to the Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs; and CDC Efforts to Support Antibiotic Stewardship. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Topic Collection: Emergency Operations Plans/Emergency Management Program
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 11/15/2019. This Topic Collection from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange), updated in November 2019, provides resources that highlight select standards, guidance, regulation, accreditation programs, and tools that can help healthcare emergency preparedness professionals create new, or bolster the foundation of, existing programs and plans. Resources are categorized in topics that include Education and Training; Evaluation; Event-Specific Lesson...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Unprecedented Natural Disasters in a Time of Climate Change: A Governors Roundtable
Source: Harvard University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Published: 11/14/2019. This one-hour Forum event convened a panel of former governors who shared their unique insights into the challenges of leadership and natural disasters. They discussed what it takes to prepare, respond, and rebuild; what roles the public, local and state officials, and emergency responders play; what the intersection is between economies and disasters; and what climate change considerations need to be understood. (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 - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship: For Healthcare Professionals
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 11/14/2019. This web page provides resources for healthcare professionals about outpatient antibiotic stewardship, including The Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship, which provides a framework for antibiotic stewardship for outpatient clinicians and facilities that routinely provide antibiotic treatment. Other resources are provided for Commitment; Action for Policy and Practice; Tracking and Reporting; Education and Expertise; and More Resources to Fulfill All Core Elements. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit:...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Topic Collection: Pediatric/Children
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 11/13/2019. This Topic Collection from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange), updated in November 2019, provides resources that can help healthcare facilities, healthcare coalitions, and other health and medical providers to consider the specialized care and resources needed for children prior to, during, and after an incident. Resources are categorized in topics that include Access and Functional Needs; Burns; Explosives and Mass Shootings; Famil...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When Antibiotics Fail: The Expert Panel on the Potential Socio-Economic Impacts of Antimicrobial Resistance in Canada
Source: Council of Canadian Academies (CCA). Published: 11/12/2019. This 268-page report examines the current impacts of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on Canada's healthcare system, projects the future impact on Canada ’s GDP, and looks at how widespread resistance will influence the day-to-day lives of Canadians. It examines these issues through a One Health lens, recognizing the interconnected nature of AMR, from healthcare settings to the environment to the agriculture sector. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Disaster Distress Helpline
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Published: 11/11/2019. This resource, updated in November 2019, provides information about the Disaster Distress Helpline, which provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Counselors provide information on how to recognize distress and its effects on individuals and families; tips for healthy coping; and referrals to local crisis call centers for additional follow-up care and support. The Helpline also answers calls and texts related to infecti...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Disaster Response and Recovery: How Research Improves Preparedness, Response and Recovery
Source: National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Published: 11/8/2019. This one-hour webinar highlights the ongoing efforts of the National Institutes of Health and other federal partners, members of Congress, and other stakeholders in developing strategies to enhance disaster preparedness, coordinate response, and improve the recovery process. Specific examples shared include research related to flood resilience in watershed communities and how water resources, food security, and energy system design can be implemented in resource-constrained communities. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Gu...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

From the Ground Up: Building Child-Focused Community Resilience
This report, part of the Research Counts: Children and Disasters Special Collection, discusses the Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative, which initially concentrated on building community-based, child-focused resilience using a lens of preparedness. Now, in its second phase, the initiative has expanded to apply what was learned from pre-disaster preparedness to helping communities in post-disaster settings build back stronger. The web page also suggests additional tools. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Public Health Crisis at the Border: The Mexican Perspective
Source: Harvard University. Published: 11/7/2019. In response to the influx of migrants waiting on the Mexican side of the border, many of whom are traumatized, have untreated chronic diseases, and are in need of medical treatment, this event at the Harvard Global Health Institute convened key policymakers, experts, and frontline workers to discuss the current conditions on the border, extrapolate applicable lessons learned from other crises, and identify approaches to ensuring basic health coverage for this vulnerable population. (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 - November 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers (CMS EP Rule): Technical Assistance
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 11/7/2019. This web page from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange), updated on November 7, 2019, provides resources that can help Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers develop the following documents mandated by the Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers: Emergency Plan, Policies and Procedures, Communication Plan, and Training and Testing. It also provides links t...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wildfire Smoke and Your Patients' Health
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Published: 11/7/2019. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop this new course on wildfire smoke, which includes sections on health effects; life stages and populations at greater risk of experiencing health effects; air quality and smoke; actions to take before and during a wildfire to reduce smoke exposure; and available resources such as facts sheets. It is intended for physicians, registered nurses, asthma educators, and others involved in clinical or health education. (Video or Multimedi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mosquito Management: Turnkey Solutions and Responsible Control
Source: National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). Published: 11/6/2019. This 48-minute webinar discusses the need for mosquito control after natural disasters such as hurricanes and major floods. As waters associated with these events begin to recede, both nuisance and vector mosquito species can surge in abundance and consequently complicate relief efforts and cause public health concerns. Speakers discuss the multiple steps required to implement a responsible emergency response mosquito management plan, including coordination with local, state, and federal governments, challenges with funding, and preparation an...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Emergency Preparedness Rule
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Published: 11/5/2019. This resource provides information about the final rule, Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers, which was modified on November 5, 2019. The purpose of the rule is to establish national emergency preparedness requirements to ensure adequate planning for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordination with federal, state, tribal, regional, and local emergency preparedness systems. Healthcare providers and suppliers affected by this rule must comply and implement all regulations ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS OASH). Published: 11/4/2019. This web page, updated in November 2019, provides the details of a road map for preventing health care-associated infections (HAIs) in acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, end-stage renal disease facilities, and long-term care facilities, and for implementing antibiotic stewardship efforts as a means of HAI prevention. The HAI Action Plan also includes a chapter on increasing influenza coverage of health care personnel, and links to state health care-associated infection preve...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antibiotic Use and Concerns
Source: University of Michigan. Published: 11/4/2019. In May 2019, the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging asked a national sample of U.S. adults aged 50 –80 about their experiences with and opinions about antibiotics. This two-page report summarizes the poll results and discusses that while it is encouraging that older adults say they are cautious about antibiotic use and are aware that antibiotic resistance is a risk of overuse, many older adults still expect an antibiotic prescription if they are sick long enough to see a doctor. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Missing Links: Understanding Sex- and Gender-Related Impacts of Chemical and Biological Weapons
Source: United Nations (UN). Published: 11/2019. This 30-page publication offers an overview of existing literature relevant to understanding the linkages between gender and biological and chemical weapons, focusing on analyzing possible sex- and gender-specific effects of these weapons. It argues that sex- and gender-disaggregated data, as well as knowledge of gender perspectives, can contribute to states ’ preparedness, and enhance the effectiveness of assistance under the Biological and Chemical Weapons Conventions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Facts on Refugees, Asylum-seekers, and Survivors of Forced Displacement
Source: American Psychiatric Association (APA). Published: 11/2019. This four-page fact sheet details how most of the world's 70.8 million refugees, asylum seekers, unaccompanied minors, and other survivors of forced displacement will not receive needed mental health care due to scarcity of services and stigma against mental health care. It discusses systems of care for the mental health of refugees and asylum seekers, and strengths and protective factors common to refugees and asylum-seekers. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO (World Health Organization) Health and Climate Change Survey Report: Tracking Global Progress
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 11/2019. This 32-page report provides a vital snapshot of the overall progress that governments have made in the field of health and climate change to date, as well as insight into what work remains in order to protect their populations from the most devastating health impacts of climate change. Regular updates on key health and climate change indicators empower policy makers to make more informed choices to assess the implementation of policies and plans, identify gaps in evidence, and better understand the barriers to achieving health adaptation and mitigation prioriti...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ending the Cycle of Crisis and Complacency in U.S. Global Health Security
Source: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Published: 11/2019. This 71-page report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Strengthening America ’s Health Security urges the U.S. government to replace the cycle of crisis and complacency that has long plagued health security preparedness with a doctrine of continuous prevention, protection, and resilience. It advances this doctrine in the face of a growing number and variety of health secur ity threats—naturally occurring, accidental, and deliberate. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medic...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reducing Environmental Impact in Humanitarian Response
Source: Sphere Project. Published: 11/2019. This eight-page fact sheet explains why the relationship between the environment and humanitarian response is twofold: The environment impacts a humanitarian response because a degraded environment can trigger or worsen a humanitarian crisis; and humanitarian response affects the environment because it can damage the environment further. It discusses environmental sustainability and climate change adaptation in the Sphere Project, and provides a checklist of key considerations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Safety First: Time to Deliver on Commitments to Women and Girls in Crisis
Source: International Rescue Committee (IRC). Published: 11/2019. This 52-page report highlights some of the links between gender-based violence and key Sustainable Development Goals to show where gender-based violence prevention and response need to be integrated across sectors to address the double disadvantage faced by women and girls in crisis. It discusses how rates of violence against women and girls rise significantly during conflict and crisis, and provides 16 ways to take action. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strategies for Identifying and Addressing Vulnerabilities Posed by Synthetic Biology: Proceedings of a Workshop –In Brief
Source: National Academies Press (NAP). Published: 11/2019. This six-page report provides highlights from a workshop held on October 11-12, 2018, for federal agency personnel and the committee that wrote the report on Biodefense in the Age of Synthetic Biology to explore the report and its implications for what steps the Department of Defense might explore to develop options to mitigate potential misuse of synthetic biology capabilities. Participants discussed possible security concerns, and the timeframes of those concerns. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fourth Progress Report: On the Implementation of the Guidelines for Domestic Facilitation and Regulation of International Disaster Relief and Initial Recovery Assistance
Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Published: 11/2019. This 28-page report is intended to update the state parties to the Geneva Conventions, the components of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and their partners on global progress in the implementation of the guidelines for the domestic facilitation and regulation of international disaster relief and initial recovery assistance (known as the IDRL Guidelines). This non-binding set of recommendations aims to assist states to develop the necessary laws, rules, and procedures in order to avoid the most common regulatory pr...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Roadmap for Action on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): Five Key Strategies to Tackle This Global Health Threat
Source: European Public Health Alliance (EPHA). Published: 11/2019. This eight-page roadmap provides five strategies and targets for tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by the European Commission and European Union (EU) Member States. It also discusses how the EU must demonstrate ambition, leadership, and policy coherence between all AMR-related areas, ensuring that political and policy priorities are translated into action and have a lasting impact. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CRED Crunch 56: Disasters in Africa: 20 Year Review (2000-2019)
Source: Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, a WHO Collaborating Centre (CRED). Published: 11/2019. This two-page fact sheet, co-published with the U.S. Agency for International Development, provides information about disasters across the African continent in the past 20 years. Figures illustrate Disaster Type Affecting Highest Number of People by Country; Top 10 Countries by Total Disaster Death Toll; Share by Disaster Type; Contribution of African Disasters to Global Total; and Top 10 Deadliest Storms in Africa. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs: 2019
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 11/2019. This 49-page document updates the 2014 Core Elements for Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs, and incorporates new evidence and lessons learned from experience with the Core Elements. The Core Elements are applicable in all hospitals, regardless of size. They are intended to be an adaptable framework that hospitals can use to guide efforts to improve antibiotic prescribing. The assessment tool that accompanies this document can help hospitals identify gaps to address. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news