Rapid Case Management Form: LASSA Fever Nigeria, 29 March 2018
World Health Organization. 03/29/2018 This two-page document is a rapid case management form to provide technical guidance on Lassa fever. Input topics include Case Identification/Demographic Details, Clinical Details, Complications at Any Time, and Treatment Information. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Plastic Scintillation Fibers for Radiological Contamination Surveys
In this study, a prototype radiation detection system has been built employing plastic scintillation fiber optics. The report provides the insight of potential application responding to a wide-area radiological incident. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Kerslake Report: An Independent Review into the Preparedness for, and Emergency Response to, the Manchester Arena Attack on 22nd May 2017
Kerslake Arena Review. 03/27/2018 This 229-page review focuses on the response to the attack on May 22, 2017, at the Manchester Arena in the nine days that followed it. It highlights some of the things that went well and the major lessons to be learned. It found that first and foremost, the investment in multi-agency planning and exercising as part of the Greater Manchester Resilience Forum resulted in the partner agencies being generally able to act with a high level of confidence. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE): Implementation Plan for States and Jurisdictions
Source: Sequoia Project. Published: 3/30/2018. The purpose of this 17-page document is to provide a resource to states, cities, counties, and other jurisdictions that wish to provide disaster health volunteers with secure access to an individual ’s health records in the event of a disaster. It was developed by Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE), which addresses a unique need for timely and accurate health information about specific individuals who are disconnected from their regular healthcare support network due to a n atural or man-made disaster. It includes a self-assessment that can be used by...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola Recovery: USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development) Has Initiated or Completed Most Projects, But a Complete Project Inventory Is Still Needed for Evaluating Its Efforts
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 03/28/2018 This 59-page report examines obligations for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)'s Ebola recovery projects, the status of USAID's implementation of these projects, and USAID's evaluation of Ebola recovery efforts. Congress appropriated funds to USAID and the Department of State for Ebola response and preparedness, and USAID used some funds for Ebola recovery projects. The report recommends that the Administrator of USAID ensure that a complete and accurate inventory of Ebola recovery projects is compiled for the ongoing evaluation. (PDF) (Source: Disaster ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Sexual Violence in Disasters
National Sexual Violence Resource Center. 07/2017 This series has three modules: Understanding the Scope of the Problem; Building Community Partnerships for Pre-Disaster Planning; and Developing a Plan for Sexual Violence Prevention and Response. The modules address the increased vulnerability to sexual violence that can occur during and after disasters, highlight guiding strategies and key community partners in the pre-disaster planning process, and assist local and state sexual violence preventionists, victim advocates, and their community partners in creating pre-disaster plans for their organizations and communities. (...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Healthcare Response to a No-Notice Incident: Las Vegas
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 03/28/2018 These presentation slides are from a one-hour, 33-minute webinar from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) with healthcare providers who responded to the October 2017 mass shooting incident in Las Vegas. The diverse panel covered topics such as surge management, triage, prioritization of surgical care, incorporating pediatric providers in adult response operations, and mortuary response. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Re...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Impact of the Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies
International Rescue Committee. 06/2017 This 44-page review aims to understand the impact of the Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Emergencies on mobilizing resources, attention, and programming to better prevent and respond to GBV. It finds that the Call to Action has been catalytic in driving forward new, faster changes that maximized the impact of efforts to strengthen GBV programs and advocacy, and promoted collective action and accountability on GBV 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 - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Guidelines for First Responders with a Duty to Act
Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care. 03/2017 This 11-page document provides guidelines for first responders with a duty to act in three categories: Direct Threat Care (DTC)/Hot Zone Guidelines, Indirect Threat Care (ITC)/Warm Zone Guidelines, and Evacuation Care (EVAC)/Cold Zone Guidelines. It also provides a list of Goals, Principles, and Skill Sets. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Michigan Immediate Bed Availability Decompression Strategy Guidelines and Toolkit
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 02/20/2018 This 49-page toolkit contains general conceptual information about the models related to immediate bed availability (IBA), associated recommended checklists, and templates that may be used by hospitals to achieve the nationally recommended goal of opening 20 percent of the facility's staffed beds within four hours of incident notification to receive a surge of patients. It also provides information to assist with the development of documents and forms that can be adapted by each individual facility to aid in the process of rapid discharge. (PDF) (Source: Disaster...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Preparing For Pandemics: Technology for Real-Time Response
Georgetown University. 03/16/2018 This one-hour, four-minute presentation discusses a recently completed project that combined two Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL)-developed technologies for achieving real-time situational awareness during pandemic events. It discusses how the project simulated a pandemic flu event for the National Capital Region, and modeled the overall effect on public health and medical assets. (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 - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Deployed Medicine
Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care. 02/14/2018 This mobile app is an innovative learning service developed to supplement the medical education and training of U.S. military personnel, although some of the medical content could be broadly applied for use by civilian medical providers. The information contained in this app is designed to serve as a supplementary resource to reinforce prior training, and to help deliver high quality trauma care in deployed settings. (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 - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Evidence Aid Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative. 03/07/2018 This 48-minute presentation provides an introduction to Evidence Aid and the collection of evidence which the organization coordinates on the health of refugees and asylum seekers. It describes the need for evidence in the humanitarian sector and for understanding of refugee healthcare, and identifies priority areas. (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 - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. and Global Health Security at a Time of Transition
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 03/12/2018 This one-hour, 41-minute panel discussion with leading experts focuses on issues related to the future of U.S. global health security efforts. Topics include the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA); the increase in funding after the Ebola and Zika outbreaks that allowed for the expansion of U.S. efforts around the world; the future of U.S. engagement in global health security, including funding levels and programmatic support; and the role the U.S. will play in the GHSA in the coming years. (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 - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emergency Preparedness and Recovery: A Toolkit for Rural Communities
American Planning Association, Texas Chapter. 03/2018 This 89-page toolkit is a reference guide to help small towns and rural communities prepare for potential disaster situations. It offers advice on disaster planning, immediate response, and long-term recovery, with chapters and special considerations for economic impact and funding, infrastructure, mobilizing supplies, insurance, healthcare and emergency medical services, volunteer management, emotional/spiritual and social services, animals and pets, communications, resource planning, and team development. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medici...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

They Die of Bombs, We Die of Need: Impact of Collapsing Public Health Systems in Yemen
International Rescue Committee. 03/26/2018 This 12-page report details the impact of civil war on public health systems in Yemen, including the scarcity of lifesaving health services, lack of funds for public services, failure to provide basic medical supplies, failure to pay salaries to health workers, and fuel scarcity and water supply. It includes information that can apply to disasters, such as in Puerto Rico, where there are little to no resources available. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Counter-IED (Improvised Explosive Device) Resources Guide
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 03/2017 This 12-page document from the Office of Bombing Prevention is a resource guide for industry partners and stakeholders to encourage continued heightened security awareness and proactive education for combating ongoing improvised explosive device (IED) threats to the nation. Resources are listed for Information Sharing and Decision Support, Training and Awareness, Awareness Products/Publications, and Federal Partners. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Continuity Guidance Circular
Federal Emergency Management Agency [Department of Homeland Security]. 02/2018 This 49-page document guides whole community efforts to develop and maintain the capability to ensure continuity of operations, continuity of government, and enduring constitutional government during an emergency that disrupts normal operations. It outlines whole community continuity roles, responsibilities, and coordinating structures; and describes the process for building and maintaining capabilities to ensure the performance of essential functions and delivery of critical services. It includes discussion of the need for developing pandemic o...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

WMO (World Meteorological Organization) Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2017
United Nations, World Meteorological Organization. 03/2018 This 40-page annual report provides authoritative scientific information about the global climate and significant weather and climate events occurring around the world. It includes information on how climate has affected migration patterns, food security, health, and other sectors. The section on health discusses the impacts related to heatwaves and infectious diseases, and includes a two-page report on Vector-Borne Diseases: Zika in the Americas. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Global Report on Food Crises 2018
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 03/2018 This 202-page report from the Food Security Information Network provides the latest estimates of severe hunger in the world. It looks in greater depth at the effects of factors such as conflict, climate change, and natural disasters. It discusses how climate disasters, mainly drought, were major triggers of food crises in 23 countries, and how conflict and disasters can aggravate pre-existing food security and malnutrition vulnerabilities, exacerbating poverty and reinforcing gender inequalities and discrimination. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Medical Surge and the Role of Urgent Care Centers
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 03/2018 This 46-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) reports on interviews with urgent care physicians and administrators associated with urgent care centers in 44 states to collect their perceptions on the role their urgent care centers could play in the nation's healthcare preparedness and response activities. It summarizes lessons learned by those with disaster experience and suggestions that interviewees had for improving the readiness of urgent care cent...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems: A Checklist
United Nations, World Meteorological Organization. 03/23/2018 This 20-page checklist focuses on engagement and education at community level, disaster preparedness, and effective dissemination of warnings so that early action and evacuation as necessary takes place in a timely manner. It is a key outcome of the first Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference, held on May 22-23, 2017. It provides useful background information and overarching issues important to early warning, and a series of practical checklists of actions and initiatives that should be considered when developing or evaluating early warning systems. (PDF) (Sourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Water Stress and Human Migration: A Global, Georeferenced Review of Empirical Research
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 03/2018 This 40-page report assesses and maps 184 peer-reviewed, empirical research articles selected for their focus on linkages between water stress and human migration. This literature asserts that migration is universal, and observes that negative social outcomes can result from narratives that stigmatize migrants and/or cast migrants as a security threat - especially when these narratives are used to justify increased surveillance and monitoring of these people. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Bureaucratic Challenges to Hurricane Recovery in Puerto Rico
U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. 03/22/2018 This two-hour, 28-minute Congressional hearing examines federal response and recovery efforts to restore access to power and potable drinking water in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the 2017 hurricane season. It identifies areas where the federal government can and must improve to respond more effectively to future major disaster events, as part of the House Committee's ongoing investigation into 2017 hurricane season preparation and response. (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 - March 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Globe Observer: Mosquito Habitat Mapper App
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 08/14/2017 This app asks users to identify potential breeding sites for mosquitoes, sample and count mosquito larvae, and with optional equipment, examine and photograph a specimen to identify its genus. Observations are contributing to a global database that will be used by scientists to verify predictive models of mosquito population dynamics based on satellite data. The app allows users to contribute to Zika research as citizen scientists by collecting data on mosquito breeding sites. (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 - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Mobile App: PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) Coach
National Center for PTSD [Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder] [U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs]. 01/31/2018 The PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) Coach app can help users learn about and manage symptoms that often occur after trauma. Features include reliable information on PTSD and treatments that work; tools for screening and tracking symptoms; convenient, easy-to-use tools to help handle stress symptoms; and direct links to support and help. (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 - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Prevention and Treatment of Acute Malnutrition in Emergencies and Humanitarian Crises
This report, implemented by a collective collaboration, provides a collection of systematic reviews relevant to nutrition in emergencies and humanitarian crises, with links to the full text of more than 35 reviews. It aims to increase the uptake of robust evidence to improve prevention and management of acute malnutrition in emergencies, and to inform decision-making on strategies and policies in the humanitarian and disaster risk reduction sectors. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Health Care in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: A Six-Month Check-Up After the Storms
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 03/19/2018 This one-hour, 44-minute public briefing, held six months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria battered Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, discusses how the U.S. territories continue to struggle with crippled infrastructure, faltering economies, and an exodus of their populations to the continental U.S. It examines the status of the recovery on the islands, with a focus on how their health care systems are doing and the likely impact of new Medicaid and disaster relief funding approved by Congress earlier this year. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide f...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Hurricane Harvey: The Experiences of Immigrants Living in the Texas Gulf Coast
This report summarizes the results of a survey of residents in 24 counties along the Texas Gulf Coast who were heavily impacted by property damage from Hurricane Harvey in 2017. It aims to highlight immigrants'experiences with Hurricane Harvey in order to better understand the particular needs of this potentially vulnerable population, both in recovering from Harvey and preparing for future storms. Section 3 discusses Financial Issues and Access to Health Care Following the Storm. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Combating the Opioid Crisis: Prevention and Public Health Solutions
U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce. 03/21/2018 This four-hour Congressional hearing is from the first of two days of hearings on the opioid crisis in the United States. It reviews the legislation the Subcommittee on Health is considering. Witnesses discuss how opioid overdose deaths-from both prescription and illicit drugs-in 2016 were five times higher than in 1999, and the role of federal and state agencies, and health organizations in combating the ongoing crisis of 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 - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Anthrax Vaccine: What You Need to Know
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 3/21/2018. This two-page fact sheet provides basic information on anthrax, the anthrax vaccine, who should get the vaccine, and the risks of the vaccine. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Inter-Agency Standing Committee. 12/29/2017 This 400-page document provides practical guidance for humanitarian workers to mainstream gender equality into humanitarian action across sectors. It also aims to place protection at the center of humanitarian action, with an age, gender, and diversity approach as the core element of fair and equal protection. This means identifying the distinct protection risks of women, men, boys, girls, and LGBTI persons due to gender roles, throughout all stages of a humanitarian crisis. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Hospital Preparedness Program and the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Rule
National Library of Medicine [National Institutes of Health]. 03/08/2018 This 57-minute webinar from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) provides an overview of Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP), a review of resources from Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) to support health care preparedness and response, and a discussion of the impact and opportunities that the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Emergency Preparedness Rule offers health care coalitions. It discu...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

New Trauma Care System: DOD (Department of Defense) Should Fully Incorporate Leading Practices into Its Planning for Effective Implementation
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 03/19/2018 To help reduce preventable deaths and disabilities, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is planning for a new trauma care system. This 20-page report assesses whether the implementation plan includes the four required elements and the extent to which DOD's planning efforts to date reflect leading practices from prior GAO work. It finds that DOD's planning documents do not fully incorporate certain practices, like clear goals and strategies, that could help the department more effectively implement its new system. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Med...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Influenza Sentinel Surveillance Training
World Health Organization. 03/2018 This course provides a general overview of influenza and in-depth training on the purpose and procedures involved in conducting sentinel influenza surveillance. Participants learn through a combination of online lectures with interactive content and downloadable scenario-based activities that help them to apply the concepts learned. The course provides a public health background of influenza; introduces the major steps and concepts involved in conducting public health surveillance; and discusses the rationale and objectives for conducting sentinel surveillance for influenza. (Video or Mul...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Preventing Human Trafficking in Disasters: What You Need to Know and What You Can Do
Federal Emergency Management Agency [Department of Homeland Security]. 03/13/2018 This one-hour webinar provides information and resources on how to identify the risk factors that may lead to human trafficking in disasters. It includes information on how to better prepare faith and community groups, first responders, and emergency managers to recognize social and emotional impacts caused by disasters. It also explores the connections between vulnerable populations and the potential of being trafficked after a disaster. (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 - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Guidance Note: Protection of Children During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. 03/15/2018 This four-page guidance note provides child protection practitioners with guidance on how to ensure that children's protection needs are considered in preparation for, and in response to, infectious disease outbreaks. It discusses minimum standards related to ensuring a quality response, six minimum standards related to addressing child protection risks, and four minimum standards providing guidance on developing adequate child protection strategies. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Review of the Draft Fourth National Climate Assessment
This report evaluates the draft report to determine if it meets the requirements of the federal mandate, and whether it provides accurate information grounded in the scientific literature. In Chapter 3, Section 14 discusses Human Health. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Guidelines for Presentation of Surveillance Data: Tables, Graphs, Maps
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 03/14/2018 This 53-page document provides guidance to support epidemiologists and surveillance experts in producing tables, graphs, and maps to show the results of their data analyses following harmonized principles and practices. It aims to maximize the potential of presentation tools to depict relevant patterns in data, such as disease indicators and occurrence, by addressing key areas that include how to frame the message and how to choose the appropriate visual presentation. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Opioid Crisis: A Governors Roundtable
Harvard University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 05/05/2017 This one-hour discussion of the opioid crisis features four former governors who offered candid insights into how government policy can help, exploring what works and what doesn't. They spoke about experiences within their own states, as well the broader national epidemic. Topics included prescription drug monitoring programs; treatment vouchers; naloxone use; and crackdowns on illegal supply streams. The governors also discussed the goals of the 21st Century Cures Act to fight the epidemic. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Impact of Disasters and Crises on Agriculture and Food Security, 2017
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 03/2018 This 168-page report provides a 2017 update on the state of post-disaster agriculture in developing countries. It presents a first-ever, in-depth analysis of disaster impact on the subsectors of fisheries, aquaculture, and forestry. It also reveals an agriculture-specific methodology for evaluating damage and loss from disasters, thereby improving understanding of the wider implications for the economy and livelihoods. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Flooding: Managing Health Risks in the WHO (World Health Organization) European Region
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. 11/2017 This 91-page report is intended to assist health authorities in preparing for, and responding to, flood events, with the aim to reduce flood-health effects. It describes the elements of flood-health emergency risk management derived from the health system building blocks, emergency management principles, and core capacities of the International Health Regulations (IHR), reflecting the four main phases of the emergency management cycle: prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

National Chemicals Registers and Inventories: Benefits and Approaches to Development
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. 02/2018 The aim of this 88-page document is to describe approaches for setting up national chemicals registers and how they improve sound chemicals management. The requirements and recommendations of international organizations can direct discussions at a national level on setting up a chemicals register and on the complementary roles of international and national activities. The report provides examples of national registers and inventories, including information on how they were set up, and their scope and maintenance. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

IAHSS (International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety) Industry Guidelines: Threat Management
International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety. 02/2018 This three-page document provides guidelines for how healthcare facilities should establish a process and multi-disciplinary team to identify, assess, validate, mitigate, and respond to threats of violence or other behaviors of concern. It details the responsibilities of a threat management team, which is designated by the organization to receive, validate, interpret, respond to, and manage threats. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Implementing the Global Health Security Agenda: Progress and Impact from U.S. Government Investments
Global Health Security Agenda. 02/2018 This 24-page document reports on progress on the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), launched in partnership with countries from around the world to address global vulnerability to public health threats, strengthen systems, and ensure that a trained workforce has the tools needed to prevent, detect, and respond rapidly and effectively to infectious disease threats. It focuses on activities during the third year of the five-year U.S. Government GHSA commitment, and highlights how these improved capacities have contributed to demonstrated impact in rapidly detecting and stopping outbr...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Protecting People and Animals from Disease Threats
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 03/2018 This 32-page report details how the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is partnering with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to protect people and animals from high-impact diseases. Their two key programs - Global Health Security Agenda and Emerging Pandemic Threats - are building animal health capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to disease threats in over 30 countries. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Historic 2017 Hurricane Season: Impacts on the U.S. Virgin Islands
U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. 03/12/2018 This two-hour, 48-minute Congressional field hearing took place in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, to discuss the 2017 hurricane season, and the initial impacts of and response efforts to Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Witnesses included federal and local government officials, who testified about the damage done by the hurricanes and recovery efforts. (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 - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Decision Makers Guide: Medical Planning and Response for a Nuclear Detonation
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 11/2017 This 212-page manual will assist preparedness efforts and decision-making following the detonation of an improvised nuclear device (IND) by providing readily accessible information that quickly describes critical scientific and medical aspects of a nuclear incident, as well as the response organization and resources anticipated to be required or available during a response. It is intended to offer a checklist of decision-provoking questions and reference guide for essential information to assist with the d...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Rescue, Response, and Resilience: A Critical Incident Review of the Orlando Public Safety Response to the Attack on the Pulse Nightclub
U.S. Department of Justice. 12/2017 This 198-page report details aspects of the attack on the Pulse Nightclub in June 2016 and its aftermath, and underscores the need for a national conversation about law enforcement policies, practices, and training for handling acts of mass public violence and terrorism. It stresses the fact that developing partnerships before an event occurs is critical to a successful response; notes the vital role that communication to the public plays; and highlights the importance of meeting the mental health needs of officers who have been involved in mass casualty incidents. (PDF) (Source: Disaste...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Temporary Hospital Buildout and Design: Floorplans
Mercy Health System. 03/2018 This eight-page document provides floorplans that can help healthcare facility planners and builders erect temporary, hard-sided facilities to replace buildings damaged by disasters. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news