School EOPs (Emergency Operations Plans) In-Depth: Planning for Large Events
U.S. Department of Education. 09/2017 This three-module course from Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) has been designed to help define large events and the special vulnerabilities they pose to schools, understand planning considerations unique to large events, update the other annexes in an emergency operations plan (EOP) to account for large events, conduct staff and stakeholder training and exercises related to large events, and use data and techniques (e.g., after action reports) to revise and maintain an EOP. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guid...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Mitigation and Resiliency Strategies for Schools and Institutions of Higher Education
U.S. Department of Education. 09/22/2017 This one-hour webinar from Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) discusses how K-12 schools and institutions of higher education (IHEs) can better plan to mitigate the effects of emergency events and create more resilient sites. Presenters describe key considerations for mitigation; describe how school and IHE mitigation and resiliency plans integrate with those at the local and state level; and share practical examples of how schools and an IHE have made their campuses more resilient to emergencies. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Managing Donations and Volunteers Before, During, and After School and Campus Emergency Events
U.S. Department of Education. 01/19/2018 This one-hour webinar from Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) discusses how to manage donations and volunteers before, during, and after emergency events that impact school district, school, and campus communities (public and non-public). Presenters describe operational considerations for managing donations and volunteers from the federal and local perspective, and share lessons learned from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and the 2011 tornado that impacted the Joplin School District. (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 - April 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Food Safety and Emergencies: Preparedness Activities for Schools
U.S. Department of Education. 04/05/2018 This one-hour webinar from Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) discusses how K-12 schools and school districts can better prepare for food-related emergencies, as well as the role of food services in larger recovery efforts. Presenters discuss how to protect the K-12 school community from intentional and accidental food-related threats and hazards; how the U.S. Department of Agriculture can support preparedness efforts; and action steps to take to be ready for an emergency or disaster, as well as response and recovery considerations. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

State and National Fact Sheets: America's Opioid Crisis: The Unseen Impact on Children
American Academy of Pediatrics. 03/29/2018 This Web page provides state-by-state and national fact sheets that examine the intersection of the opioid epidemic, child welfare systems, and child health. These fact sheets also offer policy solutions that can support vulnerable children and families at both the state and federal level. Developed with Casey Family Programs, these fact sheets are the first to synthesize national and state data related to the opioid crisis, child welfare systems, Medicaid, and child health. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

2018 Demystifying Medicine: The Opioid Epidemic: How, Where, and What Can Be Done?
National Institutes of Health. 04/17/2018 This one-hour, 49-minute lecture describes the state of the opioid crisis, the state of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s efforts, and how clinicians, medical students, Ph.D. students, and other healthcare and research professionals can be a part of the solution. The focus of NIH's efforts center on ways to reduce the over-prescription of opioids, accelerate development of effective non-opioid therapies for pain, and provide more flexible options for treating opioid addiction. (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 - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Lassa Fever: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 11/2017 This three-page report is based on data for 2015, when no cases of Lassa fever or other infections by arenaviruses responsible for viral hemorrhagic fevers were reported in the European Union/European Economic Area. It provides information on methods, epidemiology, discussion facts, and public health implications. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Canadian Biosafety Guidelines
Public Health Agency of Canada. 02/2018 This Web page provides links to guides to biosafety plans, handling, and best practices in Canada. Topics are Local Risk Assessment; Veterinary Practices: Physical Design and Operational Practices for Diagnostic Activities; Containment Level 1: Physical Design and Operational Practices; Developing a Comprehensive Biosecurity Plan; and Notification and Reporting Under the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act, and Regulations and the Canadian Biosafety Standard. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Preparing and Responding to Natural Disasters: Health Care for the Homeless Perspectives
National Health Care for the Homeless Council. 02/28/2018 This one-hour, four-minute webinar explores disaster preparedness and response for health centers treating people experiencing homelessness from multiple angles. It shares disaster preparedness plans from an administrative and operations perspective, challenges and success in planning and response, lessons learned following Hurricane Harvey, stories of involuntary evacuation for Hurricane Irma, and useful strategies to proactively engage and prepare consumers for natural disasters. (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 - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ethics in Humanitarian Contexts
Johns Hopkins University. 03/28/2018 This one-hour, 14-minute presentation provides an overview of ethics in humanitarian contexts, and how the provision of health services for people affected by humanitarian crises requires evidence-informed practices and policies. It discusses three ethical challenges among displaced and vulnerable migrant populations: Community risk, community consent, and disparate power dynamics between researchers and researched populations. (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 - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

2018 National Health Security Preparedness Index: Summary of Key Findings
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 04/2018 This 19-page report summarizes the 2018 National Health Security Preparedness Index, which tracks the nation's progress in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from the health consequences of disasters, disease outbreaks, and other large-scale emergencies. The scores indicate the ability to protect the health security of Americans from incidents like newly emerging infectious diseases, growing antibiotic resistance, terrorism, and extreme weather conditions at the state and national levels. Results indicate that readiness continued to improve in 2017, but current levels of he...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Opioids in Indian Country Part 1: Understanding the Problem
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 04/05/2010 This 90-minute webinar looks at all aspects of how opioid use is affecting American Indian/Alaska Native populations, and what tribal communities are doing to combat this growing problem. It reviews crisis response and one tribal community's program, and shares tips on developing a task force and creating a Tribal Action plan on opioid use. (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 - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Aftermath of Disaster: Addressing Trauma with Mental Health First Aid
National Health Care for the Homeless Council. 03/07/2018 This 59-minute webinar discusses how providers can utilize mental health first aid to help those traumatized by a disaster find resiliency and the ability to start rebuilding their lives. It discusses what makes disaster trauma unique from other traumatic experiences, and how disaster trauma impacts those who already struggle with homelessness, poverty, and other social or medical issues. (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 - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Public Health Preparedness for Health Centers: Navigating the Preparedness Landscape
National Health Care for the Homeless Council. 03/08/2018 This 58-minute webinar provides an overview of the value in leveraging health centers in emergencies, discusses preliminary lessons learned from implementation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services emergency preparedness rule, and highlights opportunities for additional training. It discusses the importance of preparedness for community-based health center organizations and clinics, which can be a resource for patients during a pandemic or outbreak and provide support to the mainstream healthcare system. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resou...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

From Girls to Women: Gender-Based Violence Across the Life Course
Overseas Development Institute. 03/13/2018 This one-hour, 13-minute panel discussion explores the experiences of violence in childhood and adolescence, with a sharp focus on the impact of gender-based violence on the development of adolescent girls in developing settings, humanitarian crises, and protracted conflicts. Panelists discuss gender transformative approaches to better prevent and respond to violence at an early age and during adolescence, including initiatives to address practices based on gender inequality that perpetuate gender-based violence, such as child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting. (Video...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emergency Preparedness and Children: Protecting Our Future
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. 03/2018 This two-page fact sheet describes why children are at a higher risk than other groups during and after emergencies, how they have different needs during an emergency, and how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention helps families, healthcare professionals, and public health planners have the tools and support necessary to protect children in emergencies. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Mother (of all Pandemics) and Her Naughty Children: 100 Years of Behaving Badly
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases [National Institutes of Health]. 04/10/2018 This one-hour, two-minute lecture discusses the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic and what scientists still can learn from it. The speaker describes how research on 1918 flu virus and the pandemic it caused is informing current efforts to understand how and why new flu viruses with pandemic potential emerge. He also discusses investigations aimed at developing new and better flu vaccines, a major focus of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases research going into the second century of the 1918 pandemic era. (Video or Mu...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency): Prioritizing a Culture of Preparedness
U.S. Senate, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. 04/11/2018 This one-hour, 52-minute Congressional hearing discusses how the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) plans to implement a shift toward preparedness, and to successfully direct federal resources toward that end. It reviews the 2017 hurricane season, details lessons learned, and discusses FEMA's strategic priorities and next steps. (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 - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

2017 Hurricane Season Reports
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Medical Reserve Corps [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services]. 04/12/2018 This Web page provides information about Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) activities during the 2017 hurricane season, which produced 17 named storms, of which 10 became hurricanes, including six major hurricanes (Category 3, 4, or 5). Approximately 100 MRC units in nearly all regions of the country stepped forward to assist in these efforts. The page provides four reports that highlight all MRC unit hurricane-related activities, and specific activities for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. (PDF)...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Public Health Preparedness and Response 2018 National Snapshot
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. 04/12/2018 This 60-page report describes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's preparedness and response activities in 2016 and 2017, and demonstrates how investments in preparedness enhance the nation's ability to respond to public health threats and emergencies. Topics include the opioid epidemic, 2017 hurricane season, and Zika virus. Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program Fact Sheets provide information on PHEP funding from 2015 to 2017 and progress in reaching the 15 public health preparedness capabil...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Disability Inclusion Policy Brief: Gap Analysis on Disability-Inclusive Humanitarian Action in the Pacific
CBM. 01/2018 This 24-page policy brief presents findings from a gap analysis of disability-inclusive emergency response in the Pacific. It seeks to improve understanding of the challenges of, and opportunities to enhance, inclusive humanitarian practice in the Pacific; and develop priority actions needed to progress disability inclusion in Pacific 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 - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Integrating Infectious Disease Considerations with Response to the Opioid Epidemic: A Workshop
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division. 04/05/2018 This one-and-a-half-day public workshop discussed the infectious disease consequences of the opioid epidemic. Participants discussed the scope of the problem, giving particular attention to viral hepatitis, HIV, and endocarditis. Attention was given to reducing the infectious disease co-morbidities of injection drug use, especially strategies that emphasize empathy, respectful treatment, and patient satisfaction. Effective novel strategies were also discussed. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for D...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)'s Containment Strategy for Unusual Antibiotic Resistance
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 04/10/2018 This 57-minute Vital Signs Town Hall Teleconference details the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's containment strategy for unusual antibiotic resistance, which is an aggressive approach to stop the spread of the unusual types of antibiotic resistance that are widespread in the United States. Speakers also discuss a rapid containment response in Tennessee, and an outbreak of VIM (Verona Integron Metallo) and C. auris in Chicago. (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 - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Combating the Opioid Crisis: Improving the Ability of Medicare and Medicaid to Provide Care for Patients
U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce. 04/11/2018 This two-day Congressional hearing, held on April 11 and 12, 2018, is aimed at advancing targeted, timely, and bipartisan legislative solutions to help combat the opioid crisis. It discusses 34 bills that seek to improve the roles Medicaid and Medicare can play in helping combat the crisis. The bills include provisions to remove barriers to treatment, improve data to identify and help at-risk patients, and provide incentives for greater care coordination and enhanced care. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Med...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Opioids and Addiction: A Governors Roundtable on State Approaches to Treatment
Harvard University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 04/12/2018 This 56-minute panel discussion, featuring the unique perspectives of former governors and the 21st U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, examines the state government's role in current and future approaches to treatment for opioid addiction. These approaches may include educating the public about these alternatives, paying for them, regulating their performance and availability, training and certifying health professionals in their use, and developing guidelines for certification of treatments. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Res...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for the Cox's Bazar Education Sector
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. 04/15/2018 This 41-page document provides a plan for the education sector responding to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, to address issues of preparedness ahead of monsoon season and quickly respond to the needs of the population. The plan is based on a set of overarching objectives established by the sector. It will be a key tool of the sector and partners to take practical action at the organizational and sectoral level, while also providing strategies to respond to emergencies at learning spaces. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resou...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Are We Ready for the Next Hurricane Season?: Status of Preparation and Response Capabilities for 2018
U.S. Senate, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. 04/12/2018 This two-hour, 35-minute Congressional hearing examines the status of local and federal agencies'recovery from the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, and ongoing preparation for the 2018 season. Witnesses include people from hurricane-affected areas, and people who head federal agencies in Washington who are involved in hurricane assistance, recovery, and preparedness efforts. They discuss lessons learned from the 2017 hurricane season, and the demands contingency responses place on agencies. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Basic Biosafety On-Demand Module
American Biological Safety Association. 10/2017 This 47-minute module provides guidance on the basic principles and practices of biological safety for biosafety professionals, biosafety officers, and other professionals involved in workplace safety in laboratories and facilities throughout the world. The module contains five sections: Defining the Biosafety Profession, Basic Risk Assessment, Hazard Control, Introduction to Chemical Decontamination, and Biosafety Resources. (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 - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Biothreat Preparedness Training for Sentinel Laboratories: Bacillus Anthracis
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 10/27/2017 This course provides clinical laboratory scientists with information about the laboratory identification of anthrax. It discusses how to describe laboratory tests for presumptive identification of B. anthracis, how to use the sentinel laboratory protocols to rule out or refer specimens, and the role of the Laboratory Response Network sentinel laboratory in detection of B. anthracis. (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 - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Laboratories, Emergencies, and the Law: How Our Legal System Impacts Laboratories During Emergency Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 10/27/2017 This basic-level webinar provides an overview of important concepts of legal preparedness that can impact the operation of laboratories during an emergency response. Issues discussed include liability, the impact of emergency declarations on the legal landscape, and mutual aid agreements. It provides information about how to discuss concepts of legal preparedness during an emergency response, identify legal challenges that may impact laboratory operations in an emergency, and describe legal tools to improve laboratory operations during an emergency response. (Video or ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Operational Readiness Review
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. 11/29/2017 This Web page provides information and documents from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Operational Readiness Review (ORR), a rigorous, evidence-based assessment that evaluates state, local, and territorial planning and operational functions. The ORR primarily focuses on evaluating a jurisdiction's ability to execute a large response requiring medical countermeasure distribution and dispensing. The assessment is to identify strengths and challenges facing preparedness programs across the nation, and to i...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Philippine National Implementation Guidelines for Child Friendly Spaces in Emergencies
Save the Children International. 07/06/2017 This 96-page document provides guidelines for the Philippines for the establishment of Child Friendly Spaces (CFS), one of the interventions for child protection in emergencies, and a way of providing psychosocial support to children. This intervention acknowledges that affected children and their families have psychosocial needs related to the emergency. These guidelines were developed to guide everyone providing this intervention during emergencies. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Migration and Health Webinar Five: Health Care of Pregnant Migrant and Refugee Women and Newborn Children
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. 04/10/2018 This one-hour, 29-minute webinar focuses on the promotion of maternal and newborn healthcare in the context of growing migration flows and the increasing proportion of women among migrant and refugee populations. It discusses discrepancies between migrant and native-born populations; and the specific health challenges faced by pregnant migrant and refugee women, their increased vulnerabilities, and the barriers they face to achieving reproductive health. The webinar series is a collaborative effort under the Migration and Health Knowledge Management (MiHKMa)...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Planning to Recover from Emergencies at Districts and Schools
U.S. Department of Education. 08/25/2017 This one-hour webinar discusses how K-12 schools and districts can better plan to recover from emergency events and be ready for a range of threats and hazards. Presenters share lessons learned from the 2014 Washington Oso landslide, Washington wildfires, Marysville-Pilchuck High School active shooter situation, and the Moore, Oklahoma, tornado in 2013. They focus on the four recovery components of academics; physical and structural business functions; and social, emotional, and behavioral recovery, including psychological first aid. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Reso...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Campus Resilience Program Resource Library
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 03/30/2018 This library collection aims to provide members of the academic community with access to resources, strategies, guidelines, and templates to address a variety of different vulnerabilities and risks. Topics include epidemic/pandemic, explosives attack, hazardous materials release, natural disasters, and radiological attack. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Medical Center Makes Preparedness Along with Patient and Employee Safety a Priority
Federal Emergency Management Agency [Department of Homeland Security]. 04/09/2018 This two-page Mitigation Best Practices report discusses Mount Sinai Medical Center in Florida and its grant for more than $22 million from FEMA to fund projects to enhance its resiliency to hurricane winds. Its unique location puts the medical center in an area prone to flooding and hurricane damage. The scope of work included wind retrofits on seven buildings. Following Hurricane Irma in 2017, the Medical Center reported no major or significant damage to its facilities and infrastructure. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disa...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Migration and Health Webinar Two: Mental Health of Refugees and Migrants: Myths and Realities
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. 09/05/2017 This one-hour, 29-minute webinar explores the myths surrounding the mental health of people on the move, showcases successful interventions and responses, and critically examines current policy options for addressing this area. It seeks to embolden audiences to take an active approach to improving the mental health and well-being of migrants and refugees. The webinar series is a collaborative effort under the Migration and Health Knowledge Management (MiHKMa) project, funded by the European Commission; the Ministry of Health, Italy; and the Sicilian Regional...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Migration and Health Webinar Three: Public Health Aspects of Mental Health Among Refugees and Migrants
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. 10/16/2017 This one-hour, 32-minute webinar, aimed at healthcare professionals and service providers, researchers, and policy makers, explores the principles of good practice on mental health of refugees and migrants, promoting social integration, and overcoming barriers to accessing and utilizing care. It discusses unanswered questions and misconceptions about the mental health of refugees and migrants. The webinar series is a collaborative effort under the Migration and Health Knowledge Management (MiHKMa) project, funded by the European Commission; the Ministry of H...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Migration and Health Webinar Four: Management and Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases Among Refugees and Migrants
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. 02/14/2018 This 90-minute webinar focuses on the reduction in morbidity and premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases, in the refugee and migrant population. It discusses what the latest research says on prevalence and risk of NCDs, and what factors exacerbate or lead to the development of NCDs among refugees and migrants in a host country. The webinar series is a collaborative effort under the Migration and Health Knowledge Management (MiHKMa) project, funded by the European ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Good Practice Guide: Embedding Inclusion of Older People and People with Disabilities in Humanitarian Policy and Practice
HelpAge International. 03/2018 This 160-page guide shares good practices and challenges that have emerged through the experience of the Age and Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP) implementing partners, in embedding inclusion of older people and people with disabilities within their humanitarian policies and practices. It focuses on nine theme approaches that will strengthen gender-sensitive age and disability inclusive practices in humanitarian action, and details good practices for each theme. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Preparedness, Response, and Rebuilding: Lessons from the 2017 Disasters
U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security. 03/15/2018 This three-hour, 36-minute Congressional hearing features federal witnesses and state and local stakeholders who testify about lessons learned from 2017's disasters, including the preparedness, response, and recovery efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, in order to better prepare for future disasters. The administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also provides insight into his priorities and vision for the future of FEMA. (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 - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Houston Strong: Hurricane Harvey Lessons Learned and the Path Forward
U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security. 04/09/2018 This four-hour, 43-minute Congressional hearing, held in Cypress, Texas, follows up on the committee's hearing in March 2017 on the lessons learned from the 2017 hurricane season by specifically focusing on efforts to respond to and recover from Hurricane Harvey. Local officials testify about their needs, and federal representatives testify about how they are supporting Texans in the wake of the storm and in preparation for the 2018 hurricane season. (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 - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

School EOPs (Emergency Operations Plans) In-Depth: Planning for Infectious Diseases
U.S. Department of Education. 09/2017 This four-module course has been designed to help users learn how to incorporate infectious disease planning into a school emergency operations plan (EOP). It discusses how to define and explain the purpose of an Infectious Disease Annex; identify the types of circumstances that lead to Infectious Disease Annex activation; explain the functions and recommended contents of an Infectious Disease Annex; and explain the integration of infectious disease planning with relevant functional annexes. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide fo...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

School EOPs (Emergency Operations Plans) In-Depth: Developing a Bereavement and Loss Annex
U.S. Department of Education. 09/2017 This four-module course has been designed to help users understand the importance of including plans for responding to bereavement and loss in a high-quality school emergency operations plans (EOP), and common manifestations among children related to bereavement and loss. It discusses how to assemble the appropriate team for developing the bereavement and loss plan; identify and incorporate responses to bereavement and loss into appropriate annexes; and identify and consider the role of developmental factors in early elementary, school-aged children, adolescents in creating a plan. (Vi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Diversity in Disaster Issues Paper
Australian Government. 01/30/2018 This 34-page Issues Paper is designed to give an overview of issues to be presented at a Diversity in Disaster conference on April 17-18, 2018, to those in the emergency management sector, state and local government, academic, and community sectors. It discusses cross-cutting issues, excluded groups, privileged groups, and knowledge dissemination. This conference was funded by the Australian Government in partnership with the Victorian Government under the National Partnership Agreement for National Disaster Resilience. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Countering False Information on Social Media in Disasters and Emergencies
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 03/2018 This 20-page document examines motivations people may have for sharing false information before, during, and after disasters and emergencies; discusses underlying issues that cause false information; and offers case studies from recent disasters to illustrate the problem. Best practices for agencies to counter misinformation, rumors, and false information are detailed and categorized in this white paper, and challenges and additional considerations are presented for review. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Water Security in the Protracted Crises and Post-Conflict Reconstruction of the Middle East
Overseas Development Institute. 04/2018 This six-page briefing note looks at what needs to be done to make water sector interventions appropriate for the current and future needs of countries in the Middle East and North Africa that are in protracted crises or conflicts. One solution may be to phase in collaboration, with a transition from an initial emergency response led by humanitarian agencies to utility-led delivery as the crisis stabilizes. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Are We Ready for the Next Outbreak?
U.S. Agency for International Development. 04/01/2018 This three-part series of podcasts discusses how the recent outbreaks of Ebola and Zika demonstrate the need for new and improved tools to fight infectious diseases. Part One provides the context around current and future efforts in the prevention of and response to infectious disease outbreaks. Parts Two and Three detail how the U.S. Agency for International Development identifies and invests in the most promising ideas, and applies market-oriented approaches to reduce the time it takes to transform ideas in a lab to impact on the ground. (Video or Multimedia) (Source:...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Filtering Out Confusion: Frequently Asked Questions about Respiratory Protection
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. 04/09/2018 This Web page provides three fact sheets that answer frequently asked questions about respiratory protection for user seal check, fit testing, and respirator reuse and extended use. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

6th Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools: Part 2
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health. 10/17/2017 This one-hour, 42-minute recording is from a conference that highlights national examples of supportive water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in schools environments that ensure schools are ready for girls. It includes a presentation on Integrating Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) into an Education in Emergencies (EiE) Response: Learning from the Development of a Cross-Sectoral Toolkit. (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 - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news