Librarians as Information Responders
National Library of Medicine [National Institutes of Health]. 05/2018 This 17-minute presentation explains the role of librarians in disaster information management, and provides details about training from the U.S. National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) to become a disaster information management specialist. It discusses why librarians and libraries think of themselves as information responders, and how, when disasters or public health emergencies occur, decisions made by first responders, emergency managers, public health department workforce, healthcare providers, and others...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Latest Ebola Outbreak: What Has Changed in the International and U.S. Response Since 2014?
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 05/25/2018 This issue brief examines what has changed in the larger international Ebola response landscape since 2014, and the current status of the U.S. Government engagement, including comparing the U.S. response now to a similar point in the trajectory of the 2014 outbreak. It details how the Democratic Republic of the Congo has experience with Ebola outbreaks, the World Health Organization has addressed important shortcomings, and an effective Ebola vaccine is available and being used. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Epidemic Risk Analysis: Informal Consultation, WHO (World Health Organization) Geneva, 21-22 March 2017
World Health Organization. 05/2018 This 24-page report summarizes a meeting held on March 21-22, 2017, to review progress to date and advise on next steps for elucidating an epidemic risk index to be used in anticipating and preparing for infectious disease outbreaks at the country level. The participants were supportive of the approach and methodology toward an epidemic risk tool that would provide countries and partner agencies with information about specific structural drivers of epidemics, enabling them to enhance preparedness and response measures. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Organic Peroxide Decomposition, Release, and Fire at Arkema Crosby Following Hurricane Harvey Flooding: Crosby, Texas
U.S. Chemical Safety Board. 05/13/2018 This 154-page document is the final investigation report into the August 31, 2017, fire at the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas. In the days leading up to the incident, an unprecedented amount of rain fell at the plant due to Hurricane Harvey, causing equipment to flood and fail. As a result, chemicals stored at the plant decomposed and burned, releasing fumes and smoke into the air. The report calls for more robust industry guidance to help hazardous chemical facilities better prepare for extreme weather events, like flooding, so that similar incidents can be avoided. (PDF) (So...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Stop the Bleed Familiarization Course
Alabama Department of Public Health. 05/17/2018 This one-hour webinar provided by the Stop the Bleed program covers the principles of bleeding control and providing first aid until the arrival of emergency responders. It discusses the national policy on increasing survivability following mass-casualty events called the Hartford Consensus; provides information on tourniquets and wound packing, and how they both should be used in appropriate cases; and provides an overview of Stop the Bleed Day and how to become involved. (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 - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Money and Microbes: Strengthening Clinical Research Capacity to Prevent Epidemics
World Bank. 05/18/2018 This 75-page report from the International Vaccines Task Force (IVTF) proposes ways in which national governments and development partners can finance investments in clinical research capacity, and strengthen low- and middle-income countries'capacity to conduct and participate in a late-stage vaccine trial during an outbreak. It discusses how in the last five years, the world has been tested with serious challenges from two viral diseases: the Ebola outbreak between 2014 and 2016 in West Africa, and the Zika Virus outbreak that began in early 2016. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disa...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

ACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians) Emergency Physician Survey Results
American College of Emergency Physicians. 05/22/2018 This five-page document details the results of a survey of emergency physicians taken on April 30-May 7, 2018, which found that nearly all (93 percent of 247 doctors) say their emergency departments are not "fully prepared" for patient surge capacity in the event of a natural or man-made disaster, or mass-casualty incident, with 49 percent saying they are "somewhat" prepared. It found that hospitals and emergency medical services continue to suffer significant gaps in disaster preparedness, as well as national drug shortages for essential emergency me...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Towards One Health Preparedness
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 05/24/2018 This 22-page report summarizes an expert consultation held on December 11-12, 2017, to further explore and identify priority areas for action for strengthening One Health preparedness in Europe, and to determine what sectors and disciplines should be prioritized for collaboration, based on the key risk drivers and disease threats facing Europe. Participants also discussed what can be learned from the public health response to past zoonotic disease outbreaks, and how intersectoral preparedness strategies can best be implemented in a One Health co...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Infectious Disease Threats: Funding and Performance of Key Preparedness and Capacity-Building Programs
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 05/24/2018 This 38-page report describes funding the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made available to awardees-states and other jurisdictions-to help them prepare for the next big disease outbreak through its key preparedness and capacity-building programs: Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC), Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP), and Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP). It details these programs'performance measurement data on the awardees'infectious disease preparedness capacity. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Rapid Risk Assessment: Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo; First Update, 25 May 2018
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 05/25/2018 This 11-page report provides a risk assessment of the current Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is the ninth outbreak there since the discovery of the virus in 1976. Under the coordination of the Ministry of Health in the DRC, the outbreak response is being implemented with the support of United Nations agencies and international partners. For European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) citizens living in, or traveling through areas of DRC not known to have EVD cases, the risk of exposure ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Illicit Opioids: While Greater Attention Given to Combating Synthetic Opioids, Agencies Need to Better Assess Their Efforts
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 03/2018 This 94-page report examines how U.S. agencies work with international partners to limit production of illicit synthetic opioids, and work domestically to limit the availability of and enhance their response to these drugs and how agencies can improve their effectiveness. It also discusses how the agencies measure performance in their documented opioid response strategies, and have adapted their approaches to prevention and treatment. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Anthrax: Developing Drugs for Prophylaxis of Inhalational Anthrax; Guidance for Industry
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 05/2018 The purpose of this 16-page guidance is to assist sponsors in the development of drugs for the indication of prophylaxis of inhalational anthrax in persons who have or may have inhaled aerosolized Bacillus anthracis spores but who have not yet manifested clinical evidence of disease. The indication also applies to persons with anticipated exposure to B. anthracis spores (e.g., first responders for anthrax incidents); in such cases, initiation of antibacterial therapy would begin immediately before entering the B. anthracis-contaminated environment. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Res...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Topic Collection: Pre-Hospital (e.g., Emergency Medical Services [EMS], Rescue, First Responder, Mass Gathering)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 05/21/2018 This Topic Collection from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) provides resources with information on both traditional and evolving pre-hospital roles (e.g., mobile pre-hospital care and community paramedicine). Included are research articles, fact sheets, algorithms, and templates that describe the role of emergency medical services in disasters and public health emergencies, and can help first responders prepare for and respond to a variety of events. (Text) (Sour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Gender-Transformative Child Protection: An Annotated Bibliography
Plan International. 05/23/2018 This 38-page annotated bibliography provides a brief overview of the state of evidence on gender-transformative child protection. Gender-transformative child protection seeks to challenge gender dynamics, and actively confronts gender norms and unequal gender relations that drive violence against children and hinder effective response systems. The document includes some important resources on child protection in emergencies, and the impact of humanitarian emergencies on interpersonal violence against children. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Introduction to Ebola Disease: Managing Infectious Hazards
World Health Organization. 05/09/2018 This 21-page document provides presentation slides from a course to help participants describe the signs, symptoms, and transmission of Ebola disease; list preventive and control measures; and describe main public health concerns during an Ebola disease outbreak. It also discusses the geographic distribution of Ebola, and Ebola disease laboratory diagnosis. (Presentation Slides) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Seventy-First World Health Assembly
World Health Organization. 05/10/2018 This Web page provides information and materials for the 71st session of the World Health Assembly, which takes place in Geneva on May 21-26, 2018. The Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). Documents for the Assembly include the Report of the Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee for the WHO Health Emergencies Programme; WHO's Work in Health Emergencies; Health, Environment and Climate Change; and Progress in Implementing Decision WHA70(10) (2017) on Review of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework. (PDF) (Source: Disa...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Notes for the Record: Consultation on Monitored Emergency Use of Unregistered and Investigational Interventions for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
World Health Organization. 05/17/2018 This six-page report is from a group of independent scientific experts convened on May 17, 2018, by the World Health Organization for the purpose of evaluating investigational therapeutics for Ebola virus disease (EVD) during the current outbreak. It summarizes key points from the expert panel's deliberations, and discusses several therapies, including ZMapp. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Violence on the Front Line: Attacks on Health Care in 2017
Safeguarding Health in Conflict. 05/18/2018 This 51-page document is the fifth global report on attacks on health workers and facilities, patients, and ambulances. It finds that in 2017, there were at least 701 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict around the world. More than 101 health workers and 293 patients and others are reported to have died as a results of these attacks. The year 2017 was also catastrophic in terms of access to medical and humanitarian aid, as parties to conflict-both state militaries and armed groups-in several countries blocked the passage of ai...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

ZMapp Drill, Functional and Full-Scale Exercise Template Set
National Ebola Training and Education Center. 04/30/2018 This suite of 13 documents is designed to allow users to have the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) tools and documentation to conduct an operations-based exercise that tests essential capabilities for the procurement and administration of experimental treatments such as ZMapp, and the preparation of experimental treatments related to Ebola or other special pathogens. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Identify, Isolate, Inform: Assessment, Management, and Placement of PUI (Person Under Investigation)
National Ebola Training and Education Center. 01/25/2018 This course discusses best practices for the assessment, management, and placement of patients under investigation for exposure to Ebola and other special pathogens of concern. It explains the tiered system developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a national framework to coordinate a networked approach to mitigate disease transmission and activate resources within a state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) region. Participants will learn to identify the components of identifying, isolating, and informing of a person under investigati...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Special Pathogens of Concern
National Ebola Training and Education Center. 04/26/2018 This course describes pathogen-related factors that may warrant treatment in a biocontainment unit. Participants will be able to distinguish between concepts of infectious, communicable, and hazardous as they relate to Ebola and other special pathogens of concern. They will also be able to describe the clinical presentation of selected special pathogens from the two broad categories: viral hemorrhagic fevers, and the highly pathogenic respiratory viruses. (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 - May 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Tribal Legal Preparedness Best Practices Toolkit
University of Pittsburgh. 03/03/2018 This module, the fourth of four modules developed by the Tribal Legal Preparedness Project, provides an array of best practices shared by Tribal Nations, including audio and video recordings of Tribal public health/emergency management practitioners, so that Tribal Nations are sharing their success stories and helping other Tribes. Participants will learn to identify at least one legal best practice their Tribal Nation can implement. (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 - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Disaster Declarations
University of Pittsburgh. 03/03/2018 This module, the third of four modules developed by the Tribal Legal Preparedness Project, reviews the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Tribal Declaration Pilot Guidance, the differences between a Tribe being a sub or a direct recipient, and the process Tribal governments will use to request direct declarations, as well as the criteria FEMA will use to evaluate Tribal declaration requests. Participants will learn how to recognize the authority for Tribal declarations, and define the federal framework for emergency declarations. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Reso...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Jurisdictional Issues and Using the Law to Enhance Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration
University of Pittsburgh. 03/03/2018 This module, the second of four modules developed by the Tribal Legal Preparedness Project, describes how the law can assist with collaboration and coordination for emergency preparedness, response, and recovery, as well as how intergovernmental agreements can enhance cross-jurisdictional coordination and provide the opportunity to address issues and resolve disputes in advance before a disaster or emergency occurs. It also provides recommendations to ensure successful intergovernmental agreements. (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 - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

What Is Legal Preparedness and Why Is It Important to Tribal Nations?
University of Pittsburgh. 03/03/2018 This module, the first of four modules developed by the Tribal Legal Preparedness Project, provides an overview of legal preparedness, discusses the importance of the law to public health emergencies, and describes ways the law can enhance preparedness for Tribal Nations. Participants will learn how to define legal preparedness and its importance to public health emergencies; describe why Tribal Nations should be concerned about preparedness and how laws can enhance preparedness for Tribal Nations; and discuss two examples to highlight the importance of legal preparedness for Tribal Nat...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Educational Videos: Protective Actions, Pharmaceutical Countermeasures, and Health Effects
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health. 04/26/2018 These 10 videos describe what protective actions to take in a radiation emergency, the possible health effects of radiation exposure and contamination, and medical treatments that may be available. Videos cover Where to Go in a Radiation Emergency; Get Inside, Stay Inside, Stay Tuned; Self-Decontamination in a Radiation Emergency; Food and Water Safety in a Radiation Emergency; Prussian Blue; KI (Potassium Iodide); Acute Radiation Syndrome; Biological Effects of Radiation Cutaneous Radiation Injury; and Prenatal Radiation Expos...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Special Pathogen Mystery Drill Toolkit Drill, Functional and Full-Scale Template
National Ebola Training and Education Center. 04/30/2018 This toolkit serves as a template to support healthcare delivery sites for highly infectious disease preparedness and response through exercises. This ExPlan was developed to provide exercise participants with the necessary tools to conduct Mystery Patient Drills and the flexibility to adapt the exercise to the individualized needs of each facility and varied composition of each local community. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Molecular Zika Virus (ZIKV) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Assays: Key Characteristics
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 05/01/2018 This four-page table details the key characteristics of 14 Zika emergency use authorization assays. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed the use of these medical products for this emergency based on scientific data. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Molecular Zika Virus (ZIKV) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Assays: Performance Characteristics
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 05/01/2018 This four-page table details the performance characteristics of 14 Zika emergency use authorization assays. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed the use of these medical products for this emergency based on scientific data. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Clade X Exercise
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. 05/15/2018 This tabletop exercise was held on May 15, 2018, to illustrate high-level strategic decisions and policies that the United States and the world will need to pursue in order to prevent a pandemic or diminish its consequences should prevention fail. It addresses a severe pandemic caused by a novel pathogen. It mixes aspects of actual past events with well-researched fictional elements to illustrate some of the difficult decisions that national leaders could face in a severe pandemic. (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 - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases and the Opioid Epidemic
National Association of County and City Health Officials. 01/2018 This Web page provides resources for health departments about the opioid epidemic and the increased the risk of transmission of blood-borne viruses, including HIV, hepatitis C virus (HCV), and hepatitis B virus (HBV) through unsafe injection practices. The resources will help health departments assess local vulnerability to the spread of hepatitis and HIV among people who inject drugs, and determine what actions are needed to prepare for and respond to this vulnerability. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Opioid Epidemic
National Association of County and City Health Officials. 01/2018 This Web page provides resources to support local health departments in their efforts to respond to the opioid epidemic through the implementation of evidence-based policies and programs for the prevention and treatment of opioid use disorder and its related health consequences. They include guidelines, case studies, and resources for building a local response. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Local Response to Public Health Emergencies: Focus On the Opioid Epidemic
National Association of County and City Health Officials. 03/2018 This one-page fact sheet provides information about a project that aims to increase the capacity of local health departments to respond effectively to the opioid epidemic by working more closely with state and local partners (e.g., law enforcement, healthcare providers, local/state health departments) and rolling out evidence-based strategies at the local level. The project strives to address issues arising from high rates of opioid-related fatal and non-fatal overdoses that are prevalent in many communities due to high prescribing rates and diversion of pre...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Frequently Asked Questions on Ebola Virus Disease Vaccine
World Health Organization. 05/14/2018 This Web page provides answers to eight questions about an Ebola virus disease vaccine. Questions include if now is the right time to use the candidate vaccine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, how the candidate vaccine will be administered and who will receive it, and if participation in the vaccine is voluntary. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Illicit Opioids: Office of National Drug Control Policy and Other Agencies Need to Better Assess Strategic Efforts
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 05/17/2018 This 13-page document is testimony before the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to discuss the Government Accountability Office's recent work related to combating the opioid problem and the role of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). It discusses federal agencies'specific opioid-related strategies and the extent to which each agency is measuring its performance; and their efforts to enhance collaboration and information sharing to limit the availability of illicit opioids, ongoing challenges to doing this, and ONDCP's role...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Government and Global Health Security
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 11/01/2017 This issue brief discusses how attention to global health security - efforts to help prepare for and address pandemic and epidemic diseases - has grown significantly over the past few decades, driven by the ongoing threat posed by emerging infectious diseases (EIDs), including HIV, SARS, H1N1, Ebola, and Zika. It details the U.S. Government's efforts in global health security, and the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), with agency activity descriptions. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Epidemic Ready: Community Engagement Key in Fight Against Ebola
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. 01/2018 This eight-page report summarizes a project, started at the height of the Ebola virus disease epidemic in West Africa and funded by the European Union, which aimed to halt transmission and stop the disease spreading to neighboring countries in the region through community engagement and social and behavior change communication. The reportdocuments best practices and lessons learned in community engagement and accountability (CEA) to prevent epidemics in West Africa. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

GRID 2018: Global Report on Internal Displacement
Norwegian Refugee Council, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. 05/2018 This 120-page report explores why so many countries still struggle with internal displacement despite 20 years of international, regional, and national policy efforts and investments. It details the global displacement landscape, including new displacement by conflict and disasters; progress made in reducing internal displacement; and filling the data gaps. Some of the highest levels of displacement associated with disasters came as a result of tropical cyclones, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and a series of typhoons in South and Ea...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ebola: Five Key Questions
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 05/14/2018 These five key questions seek to increase understanding about Ebola, and compare it to 12 other infectious diseases that represent public health challenges today. These different diseases vary in terms of how they are spread, how deadly they are, and whether there are vaccines, treatments, or cures to address them. A table details Ebola: Key Characteristics Compared to Other Infectious Diseases. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Data Management Systems for Radiation Population Monitoring
National Association of County and City Health Officials. 06/2017 This eight-page report highlights practices and resources to help state and local health departments develop strategies to manage radiation population monitoring data during radiation emergencies. It discusses a variety of research activities on data management systems for radiation population monitoring that were conducted in 2016-2017. The research found that state and local health departments currently use some promising practices but still face challenges related to how radiation population monitoring data are collected, managed, shared, used, and report...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Tribal Zika Response and Planning: Pre-Application Webinar
National Indian Health Board. 07/11/2017 This 32-minute webinar discusses a 2017 call for applications for a Tribal Zika Response and Planning award. Designed to enhance the capacity of Tribes, this funding would provide awards with the opportunity to prepare for the possibility of Zika transmission in Tribal communities. Applicants would select up to two activities from the provided list to be funded, which includes capacity building on topics such as Zika preparedness planning, vector control, risk communication, partnership building, and stakeholder engagement. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Roadmap to Ready: A Training and Mentoring Program for New Preparedness Coordinators
National Association of County and City Health Officials. 10/2017 This two-page fact sheet provides information about Roadmap to Ready, a year-long training and mentoring program that helps new emergency preparedness coordinators navigate the complex landscape of public health preparedness. The program provides participants with the knowledge, skills, connections, and resources they need to successfully lead and coordinate public health disaster/emergency preparedness planning and response activities in their local jurisdictions. (PDF) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Fundamentals of Evaluation for Public Health Programming
National Indian Health Board. 12/07/2017 This one-hour, 20-minute webinar moves through the different levels of process and outcome evaluation, clearly defining them and providing suggestions and tips on how to conduct evaluations easily and successfully. It uses widely accepted terminology and methodologies so that the basics are well understood and can be universally applied across different programs or disciplines. The scenario example is about group classes to teach youth under the age of 21 about the prevention of the Zika virus. (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 - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Climate-Resilient Water Safety Plans: Managing Health Risks Associated with Climate Variability and Change
World Health Organization. 08/2017 This 92-page document provides guidance on how climate considerations can be integrated into water safety planning to provide greater resilience to the current and predicted impacts of climate change and variability on water supplies. It is intended to help water suppliers and water safety plan (WSP) teams who have already committed to using the WSP approach and are developing and implementing plans to gain greater understanding of climate change and how it can be considered and addressed in the WSP process. The document will also be useful to other stakeholders, particularly health and e...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

RITN (Radiation Injury Treatment Network) Exercises
Radiation Injury Treatment Network. 09/2017 This Web page provides materials from Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN) Exercises. Topics are Hospital Preparedness Exercises: Guidebook; Tabletop Exercises (TTX); RITN Regional TTX; RITN Sponsored Full-Scale and Functional Exercises (FSE); and RITN Exercise Videos. (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 - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Acute Public Health Events Assessed by WHO Regional Offices for Africa, the Americas and Europe Under the International Health Regulations (2005): 2016 Report
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. 11/2017 This 29-page report summarizes public health events detected, verified, assessed, and reported in three World Health Organization (WHO) Regions - Africa, the Americas, and Europe - from 2001 to 2016, with a focus on 2016. From 2001 to 2016, 5,472 events were recorded in the WHO Event Management System (EMS), 373 of which were recorded in 2016. Most of these events were of infectious origin, including large yellow fever outbreaks; continuation of the Ebola and Zika virus disease outbreaks, including imported Zika congenital syndrome cases; sequelae of civil conf...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Public Health Crisis Communication and a Spotlight on the Utah Department of Health's Tribal Model
National Indian Health Board. 01/09/2018 Using Zika as an example, this webinar, in two videos, describes how Zika virus funding allowed the Utah Department of Health to increase mosquito trapping, mosquito identification, and disease surveillance, and opened new opportunities for communication and collaboration between local and Tribal mosquito abatements. Speakers share examples of Tribal-specific communication materials created through the formal consultation and conferment process, and describe the health department's partnership with the Utah Indian Health Advisory Board (UIHAB) as a critical step in the formal proces...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Water and Sanitation for Health Facility Improvement Tool (WASH FIT)
World Health Organization. 03/2018 This 92-page document, updated in 2018, is a practical guide for improving quality of care through water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities. WASH FIT is a risk-based approach for improving and sustaining WASH and healthcare waste management infrastructure and services in healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries. WASH services strengthen the resilience of healthcare systems to prevent disease outbreaks, allow effective responses to emergencies (including natural disasters and outbreaks), and bring emergencies under control when they occur. (PDF) (Sour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Changing the Climate: How Public Health, Cities, and the Media Can Advance Climate Solutions
Boston University. 04/20/2018 This day-long symposium brings together thought leaders from public health, cities, and journalism to develop strategies that bring greater attention to, and produce visionary actions that address, the global climate challenge. Panelists discuss how many cities are developing far-sighted policies to reduce carbon emissions while also adapting to ongoing changes. Public health researchers are documenting how urban climate solutions can directly benefit the health of local residents, but this research has not yet been communicated in a manner that has motivated effective action. (Video or Multim...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

How Urban Areas Are Responding to the Opioid Crisis
Pew Charitable Trusts. 04/20/2018 This two-hour, five-minute panel discussion focuses on how cities and other jurisdictions are addressing the serious public health issue of opioid use and overdose. Experts discuss the latest research to prevent and treat substance use disorders, and share strategies undertaken in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Staten Island, New York. The conversation also focuses on successes and barriers to progress. (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 - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news