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Population Health Driver Diagram for Combating the Opioid and Heroin Crises
Public Health Foundation. 07/14/2017 This one-page diagram identifies key drivers to address the goal of confronting opioid and heroin use in communities, and is a useful tool for any community to address this issue with multiple stakeholders. It provides an Aim Statement, and Primary and Secondary Drivers. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Prescription Opioids: Medicare Needs to Expand Oversight Efforts to Reduce the Risk of Harm
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 10/2017 This 35-page report describes what is known about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)'s oversight of Medicare Part D opioid use and prescribing. It examines CMS oversight of beneficiaries who receive opioid prescriptions under Part D, and CMS oversight of providers who prescribe opioids to Medicare Part D beneficiaries. It recommends that CMS gather information on the full number of at-risk beneficiaries receiving high doses of opioids, and identify providers who prescribe high amounts of opioids. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medici...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika Training: Travel Recommendations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 10/17/2017 This training identifies relevant online resources for travelers and clinicians about travel safety precautions regarding the Zika virus, lists at least five ways to prevent mosquito bites, and describes how to prevent sexual transmission of the Zika virus. It discusses the pre-travel doctor visit, and what to do after travel. (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, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika Training: Travel History in Patient Assessment
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 10/17/2017 This training explains how global travel makes it possible for patients seeking care in areas without active transmission of the disease to have the Zika virus. It lists the three criteria for preliminary diagnosis to decide whether to seek laboratory confirmation of the Zika virus. It discusses how to recall methods to include in gathering information about risk of Zika infection in patient interactions, and locate resources on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site to support proper care of infected patients, prevention of Zika transmission, and repo...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ecology of Emerging Zoonotic Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 11/02/2017 This one-hour, four-minute webinar describes how human activities drive zoonotic disease emergence, including examples of human behaviors that promote increased contact with wildlife. It describes key elements of an ecological study of zoonotic diseases, lists effective interventions that reduce the risk of spillover of pathogens to humans from wildlife, explains how Nipah virus and Ebola emerged and why we continue to see outbreaks, and explains why wildlife surveillance is important for protecting human and livestock health. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Li...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

ADA (Americans with Disability Act) National Network Learning Session: Emergency Communications Approaches During and After an Emergency
ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] National Network. 03/09/2017 This one-hour, 30-minute webinar discusses how to identify potential gaps in accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing community members during emergency/disaster response. It details how to understand the importance of multiple agency partnerships in addressing identified gaps, and the participation and training requirements necessary for professionals providing accessibility during emergency/disaster response. It discusses strengthening awareness on the importance of having a separate event for disaster survivors who are deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hea...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) National Network Learning Session: Clear and Effective Emergency Communications Over Wireless Devices
ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] National Network. 05/11/2017 This one-hour, 30-minute webinar discusses the use of wireless emergency communications tools by people with disabilities, as well as their expressed needs and preferences. It details how to understand the emergency message content tips that improve accessibility, trust, and reliability of emergency information; the "how-to's" for subscribing and enabling accessible emergency alerts on Android and iOS devices for people with disabilities; and the recommendations for trustworthy apps, internet resources, and social media feeds related to accessible...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) National Network Learning Session: Emergency Planning for Institutional Facilities
ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] National Network. 07/13/2017 This one-hour, 21-minute webinar discusses why assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, and jails may not be able to use the standard evacuation systems. It identifies what emergency plans need to be developed and practiced in these facilities; what alternatives there are for notification other than standard audible alarms; and what building elements are required for compartmentation and smoke protection. (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 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

How Functional Assessment Service Teams (FAST) Are Being Implemented in Three States
ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] National Network. 10/12/2017 This one-hour, 40-minute webinar discusses Functional Assessment Service Teams (FASTs) as one possible resource in whole community planning and response. It provides background about what a FAST is; why it might work in a community or state; and the future of FAST across the nation. Speakers from California, Washington, and Wisconsin share their experiences from their FAST journey. (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 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Select Materials on Drug Shortages and Scarce Resources
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 11/06/2017 This Web page from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) highlights resources developed to help stakeholders prepare for and manage drug shortages and the allocation of scarce resources. Resources include relevant TRACIE-developed resources, and 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 - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Climate Changes Health: The Breath and Heart of It All
American Public Health Association. 05/22/2017 This one-hour, 28-minute webinar is part of the Year of Climate Change and Health webinar series, and highlights the lung and heart health impacts of air pollution exposure in a changing climate. Speakers discuss the 2017 State the Air report; cardiovascular disease, the environment, and climate; environmental equity and California's efforts to address climate change; and the Unmask My City program in Utah. (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 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Revised Requirements for Radiological Protection: Regulation of Public Exposures and the Justification of Practices
United Kingdom Cabinet Office. 10/05/2017 This 50-page document seeks views on the proposals for implementing the requirements of the Euratom Basic Safety Standards Directive in relation to planned and existing public exposure situations and the justification of practices involving ionizing radiation. The proposals will be of particular interest to a wide range of commercial and public sector organizations, including hospitals, universities, the nuclear industry, and other industries that work with radioactive substances or which generate or manage radioactive waste. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Climate Changes Children's Health: Protecting Our Future
American Public Health Association. 10/19/2017 This one-hour webinar is part of the Year of Climate Change and Health webinar series, and highlights children's sensitivity to the health threats imposed by climate change. Speakers offer solutions to help this vulnerable population mitigate and adapt to those threats. They also discuss stories from Hurricane Sandy, and opportunities for action. (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 - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Manual for Citizen Scientists Starting or Participating in Data Collection and Environmental Monitoring Projects
Harvard University. 09/2017 This 201-page document outlines practical suggestions for how to support individuals researching and responding to public health and environmental concerns. It also contains an overview of relevant laws and regulations, as well as technical suggestions regarding data collection, analysis, and compliance with relevant scientific and quality standards. It discusses how it is often important after a natural disaster to make a record of impacts that might be hard to measure months or years later. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Security Survey for Health Facilities
International Committee of the Red Cross. 10/2017 This 72-page manual explains how to use the Security Survey for Health Facilities, a tool designed by the International Committee of the Red Cross Water and Habitat Unit to assess the risk exposure, security, and preparedness level of any health facility operating in the context of an armed conflict, and to help health care facilities to withstand violence and attacks, including in disaster and emergency situations. This guidance can apply to any type of crisis situation, as it includes checklists for hazards, evacuation/relocation, and infrastructure. (PDF) (Source: Disast...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emergency Three-Day Administration of Opioid Agonist Under 21 CFR 1306.07
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 11/02/2017 This two-page document provides guidance for practitioners who have neither registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) nor obtained a waiver, and want to perform "emergency administration of narcotics...to relieve acute withdrawal symptoms while treatment arrangements are being made (i.e., the three-day rule)." Registration with DEA or a DATA 2000 waiver is not required when narcotic drugs are used incidentally to medical or surgical treatment for conditions other than addiction (e.g., an opioid-dependent patient who is admitted to a...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Opioid Emergency
Harvard University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 11/02/2017 This 17-minute podcast discusses how the country arrived at the declaration of the opioid epidemic as a public health emergency. Speakers detail the scale of the opioid crisis, and how the declaration fell short of a national emergency under the Stafford Act, which would have opened the door to even greater funding to address the opioid crisis. (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 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Climate Science Special Report: Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I
Office of Science and Technology Policy [Executive Office of the President]. 11/03/2017 This 477-page report is an authoritative assessment of the science of climate change, with a focus on the United States. It represents the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, published by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. It discusses how temperature and precipitation extremes can affect water quality and availability, agricultural productivity, human health, vital infrastructure, iconic ecosystems and species, and the likelihood of disasters. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster M...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Strategic Partnership Network: Simulation Exercise
World Health Organization. 2017 This Web page discusses simulation exercises, which are a form of practice, training, monitoring, or evaluation of capabilities involving the description or simulation of an emergency, to which a described or simulated response is made. Simulation exercises can help to develop, assess, and test functional capabilities of emergency systems, procedures, and mechanisms. The page covers the preparedness cycle, and simulation exercise types. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

National Biodefense Strategy: Implementation and Implications
Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense. 11/02/2017 This Web page provides information about a meeting held on November 2, 2017, that addresses implementation of the National Biodefense Strategy and its implications for the Office of Management and Budget, congressional authorization and appropriation, leadership, coordination, collaboration, and innovation. Panel members discuss the biological threat, the priority they place on biodefense, and efforts to address their concerns; and what the Administration should consider as it goes about populating the Implementation Plan for the National Biodefense Strategy. (Video or Mult...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Concerns Over Federal Select Agent Program Oversight of Dangerous Pathogens
U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce. 11/02/2017 This one-hour, 29-minute Congressional hearing features witnesses who discuss the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) recent report on the need for coordinated actions needed to enhance the Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP)'s oversight of hazardous pathogens. The committee requested this report in May 2015 after several incidents involving the mishandling of hazardous biological agents raised questions about federal policies for managing hazardous biological agents in high-containment laboratories. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emergency Response and Recovery: Central Takeaways from the Unprecedented 2017 Hurricane Season
U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 11/02/2017 This three-hour, 27-minute Congressional hearing explores initial lessons learned from the 2017 hurricanes, and identifies key challenges and obstacles that may remain in the way of recovery. These discussions will inform long-term solutions and legislative proposals that will help speed smart recovery in the impacted communities. Witnesses discuss Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and the role of the federal government in disaster response and recovery. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medici...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

High-Containment Laboratories: Coordinated Efforts Needed to Further Strengthen Oversight of Select Agents
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 11/02/2017 This 13-page document is Congressional testimony before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce. It reviewed the Federal Select Agent Program, which is responsible for overseeing labs that conduct research on hazardous pathogens, and found room for improvement. The report on which this testimony is based recommended 11 actions to improve oversight. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic Severity Assessment Framework (PSAF)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 11/03/2016 This Web page provides information about the Pandemic Severity Assessment Framework (PSAF), which is used to determine the impact of a pandemic, or how severe a pandemic will be. There are two main factors that can be used to determine the impact of a pandemic. The first is clinical severity, or how serious the illness is associated with infection. The second factor is transmissibility, or how easily the pandemic virus spreads from person-to-person. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic Intervals Framework (PIF)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 11/03/2016 This Web page provides the Pandemic Intervals Framework (PIF), which describes the progression of an influenza pandemic using six intervals. The framework is used to guide influenza pandemic planning and provides recommendations for risk assessment, decision-making, and action in the United States. These intervals provide a common method to describe pandemic activity which can inform public health actions. The duration of each pandemic interval might vary depending on the characteristics of the virus and the public health response. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Influenza Risk Assessment Tool (IRAT): Questions and Answers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 11/03/2016 This Web page provides questions and answers about the Influenza Risk Assessment Tool (IRAT), an evaluation tool developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and external influenza experts that assesses the potential pandemic risk posed by influenza A viruses that currently circulate in animals but not in humans. Topics include limitations of the tool, and the evaluation criteria used by the tool. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Strategic Partnership Network: After Action Review
World Health Organization. 2017 This Web page provides information about after action reviews (AARs), which are qualitative reviews of actions taken to respond to an emergency as a means of identifying best practices, gaps, and lessons learned. Following an emergency response to a public health event, an AAR seeks to identify what worked well or not, and how these practices can be maintained, improved, institutionalized, and shared with relevant stakeholders. The page covers the format, timing, and frequency of after action reviews. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Strategic Partnership Network: About AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance)
World Health Organization. 2017 This Web page provides information about countries in the Global Health Security Agenda Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Action Package that have agreed to support work being coordinated by the World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization, and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to develop an integrated and global package of activities to combat AMR. It includes a table that shows ongoing AMR support activities as listed by the donor countries. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Strategic Partnership Network: About Influenza
World Health Organization. 2017 This Web page provides a list of countries that currently have influenza pandemic preparedness plans available on public Web sites. It includes a map and table of participating countries, and a pie chart that displays the proportion of each of the four pandemic preparedness plans'development or update status among all 194 countries on the list. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

National Pandemic Strategy
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 06/15/2017 This Web page provides information and documents that guide the United States'preparedness and response in an influenza pandemic, with the intent of stopping, slowing, or otherwise limiting the spread of a pandemic to the United States; limiting the domestic spread of a pandemic, mitigating disease, suffering, and death; and sustaining infrastructure and mitigating impact to the economy and the functioning of society. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

How to Use Social Media to Better Engage People Affected by Crisis
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. 10/25/2017 This one-hour, one-minute webinar provides an overview and practical tips that can help humanitarian actors start using social media to engage affected people at times of crisis. It discusses how the use of social media by humanitarian organizations to engage and communicate with, rather than about, affected people is still vastly untapped, and there is a lack of practical guidance, good practices, and lessons learned. This Web page includes a Q&A section. (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 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Breaking the Fever: Sustainability and Climate Change in the NHS (National Health Service)
Royal College of Physicians. 03/15/2017 This four-page document gives an overview of the impact of climate change on health care in the United Kingdom, and how physicians and the National Health Service (NHS) can contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Health care sustainability refers to the financial, environmental, and social impact of health services. The aim of sustainable healthcare is to provide better care for patients today without compromising health and care provision in the future. (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, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Hot Spot Calculator to Optimize Radiological Cleanup Decisions
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Homeland Security Research Center. 09/2017 This 23-page document provides a novel tool for evaluating mechanical decontamination technologies and the associated resource demand required to remediate areas of elevated radioactive contamination identified by gamma-ray imaging technology. The tool was developed to help decision-makers better understand potential options for decontamination and the consequences those options may have on remediation efforts (i.e., systems approach). (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, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Building a National Capability to Monitor and Assess Medical Countermeasure Use During a Public Health Emergency: Going Beyond the Last Mile: Proceedings of a Workshop
National Academies Press. 10/2017 This 84-page document summarizes a workshop held in June 2017, when participants discussed the roles and efforts of the federal government and of relevant stakeholders with an interest in building and maintaining a national public health emergency (PHE) medical countermeasure(MCM) active monitoring and assessment capability. They discussed federal monitoring and assessment efforts, and opportunities for future work in areas that include concept of operations for threat response. (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, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

ASPR TRACIE Technical Assistance Request: Installing Generators at Health Care Facilities
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 10/26/2017 This five-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) provides resources in response to a request for information on best practices, lessons learned, and mitigation strategies related to installing generators at nursing centers and assisted living facilities. (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, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Primary Care Providers' Role in Supporting Children, Families, and Professional Self-Care Following Hurricanes and Other Disasters
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 10/26/2017 This Web page provides information about a webinar that describes the importance of psychological first aid and basis supportive services in promoting adjustment after a disaster. Presenters outline the common symptoms and trajectories of adjustment reactions in children and adolescents; identify strategies to support children, adolescents, and families in healing and recovery after a disaster or crisis situation; and discuss the importance of professional self-care that clinicians can use to promote wellness for themselves and colleagues. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit:...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Global Tuberculosis Report 2017
World Health Organization. 10/30/2017 This 262-page annual report provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, and of progress in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease at global, regional, and country levels. It discusses how TB is the main cause of deaths related to antimicrobial resistance. Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) remains a public health crisis and a health security threat. (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, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Are You Ready?: The CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Rule, Exercises and Drills
American Academy of Pediatrics. 10/24/2017 This one-hour webinar features speakers who describe the key elements of the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers. They share examples of activities that children's hospitals can undertake to address the exercise requirements of this rule. (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 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders
White House. 10/28/2017 This one-page document provides unified, scientific, evidence-based recommendations to first responders so they can protect themselves when the presence of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is suspected during the course of their daily activities such as responding to overdose calls and conducting traffic stops, arrests, and searches. The recommendations cover actions first responders can take to protect themselves from exposure, when exposure occurs, and when they or their partners exhibit signs of intoxication. (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, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Limiting and Planning for Schools as Temporary Evacuation Centres in Emergencies
Save the Children International. 11/2017 This 29-page document provides guidance to support education authorities and disaster management officers to make decisions and allocate resources to meet shelter needs of the population; to protect children's rights to safety, well-being, and educational continuity; and to protect education sector investments. It is for national policymakers and decision-makers in education authorities and disaster management organizations, and other relevant government agencies in Pacific island nations. (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, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Low-Dose Radiation: Interagency Collaboration on Planning Research Could Improve Information on Health Effects
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 11/01/2017 This 12-page document is testimony before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, about federal agencies'requirements and guidance for protecting workers and the public from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation, and agencies'support for research on the health effects of radiation at low doses. It discusses the cleanup of sites with radiological contamination, and accidental or terrorism-related exposure. (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, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
White House. 11/01/2017 This 131-page report provides a set of recommendations to combat the opioid crisis and drug addiction in the nation. It discusses the need to address the influences that transformed the United States into the world leader of opioid prescribing, opioid addiction, and opioid overdose deaths. It details the drug addiction and opioid crisis, discusses opioid addiction prevention, and urges Congress to respond to the President's declaration of a public health emergency. (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, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Community Planning Framework for Healthcare Preparedness
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 08/03/2017 This 11-page document is a tool for community planners to use to enhance existing community plans for medical surge or to develop new plans from the beginning. It distills the information and lessons learned from community collaborations into an easy-to-use guide on how to address five major topic areas: Building Planning Teams and Coalitions, Models of Healthcare Delivery, Alternate Care Systems, Essential Healthcare Services, and Crisis Standards of Care. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

How to Develop Medical Surge Planning Workshops
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 08/23/2017 This Web page provides a tool for community planners to help advance medical surge planning in their community through well-structured workshops. The tool is designed to aid planners in accomplishing tasks outlined in the Community Planning Framework for Healthcare Preparedness document. The tool distills the information and lessons learned from community collaborations into an easy-to-use guide on how to address seven major topic areas. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Opioid Epidemic and Federal Efforts to Address It: Frequently Asked Questions
Congressional Research Service [Library of Congress]. 10/18/2017 This 29-page document answers common questions that have arisen as drug overdose deaths in the United States continue to increase, particularly from opioid abuse. The report is divided into five sections: Overview of Opioid Abuse; Overview of Opioid Supply; Select Federal Agencies and Programs that Address Opioid Abuse; Recent Legislation; and Opioid Abuse and State Policies. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Opioids: The Prescription Drug and Heroin Overdose Epidemic
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 10/25/2017 This Web page provides information about the Public Health Emergency to Address National Opioid Crisis, declared by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary on October 26, 2017, and the HHS Five-Point Strategy to Combat the Opioid Crisis. It also provides general information about opioids and the national opioid crisis. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

America's Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact
Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. 10/30/2017 This two-hour, 28-minute panel discussion focuses on elevating high-impact solutions to the nation's opioid epidemic. Speakers, panelists, and thought leaders representing diverse stakeholders affected by the crisis consider critical components needed to reduce the injury and death rates nationwide. They discuss evidence-based recommendations that reflect the most current science, and translating that evidence to action. (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 - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Opioid Use Disorders: HHS (Health and Human Services) Needs Measures to Assess the Effectiveness of Efforts to Expand Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 10/31/2017 This 36-page report reviews the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)'s and other efforts related to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders. It describes HHS's key efforts to expand access to MAT; examines HHS's evaluation, if any, of its efforts to expand access to MAT; and describes efforts by selected stakeholders (states, private health insurers, and national associations) to expand access to MAT. It recommends that HHS set targets to measure improvements in access and establish evaluation time frames. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Reso...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Serving the Greater Good: Public Health and Community Pharmacy Partnerships
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. 10/2017 This 35-page report summarizes a study to determine how public health in the United States can best be bolstered by engaging with community pharmacy in the near-term future. To frame the analysis, it examined three specific areas of growing public health need to determine how community pharmacy could serve the public's health: the national opioid crisis, antibiotic resistance, and pandemic and emergency 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 - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Effective Law and Policy on Gender Equality and Protection from Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Disasters
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. 10/27/2017 This 80-page report aims to help fill a gap in knowledge on the effectiveness of national laws, policies, and institutional frameworks in supporting gender equality in disaster risk management (DRM), and in preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in disasters. It considers relevant international norms that underpin states'efforts in gender equality and SGBV protection, and looks at the roles of key international actors and the tools they have developed. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news