Climate Change and Toxic Hazards: Before the Storm
Source: Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE). Published: 1/24/2019. This one-hour webinar is the first in a three-part series on climate change, toxic hazards, and how to prepare to protect public health before, during, and after a superstorm or flood. Speakers focus on how individuals and communities can prepare before calamity hits a community, and describe a range of potential exposures to mixtures of toxic chemicals in water, air, and industrial sources that may be encountered during climate disasters, and how to prepare to avoid them. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disast...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Child Neglect in Humanitarian Action
Source: Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. Published: 1/24/2019. The presenters in this 23-minute webinar offer a deeper understanding of the evidence on the prevalence, patterns, and impacts of child neglect in humanitarian contexts; identify situations of neglect; and determine risk factors for neglect. The webinar summarizes the key findings and highlights the recommendations of the recently published report: Child Neglect in Humanitarian Settings: Literature Review and Recommendations for Strengthening Prevention and Response. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 1/24/2019. This Web page provides information about pandemic influenza, which is a global outbreak of a new influenza A virus. Resources are provided about Pandemic Basics and Past Outbreaks; National Pandemic Strategy; and Monitoring for Influenza Viruses. The page also describes what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does regarding pandemic influenza, provides additional influenza resources and pandemic tools, and provides links to Planning and Preparedness Resources. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance 2019 –2024: The UK (United Kingdom)’s Five-Year National Action Plan
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 1/24/2019. This 97-page document details the United Kingdom's ambitions and actions for the next five years to support the 20-year vision for antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It focuses on three key ways of tackling AMR: reducing need for, and unintentional exposure to, antimicrobials; optimizing use of antimicrobials; and investing in innovation, supply, and access. These are underpinned by actions across 15 content areas, ranging from reducing infection and strengthening stewardship to improving surveillance and boosting research. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Role of Congregations in Public Health Emergencies: How Religious Literacy and Competency Build Resilient Whole Communities
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Preparedness and Response (CDC CPR). Published: 1/23/2019. This webinar discusses the vital role that congregations and faith communities can play in helping people survive and recover from disasters and public health emergencies. Congregations can provide social capital, volunteers, food, shelter, emotional and spiritual care, financial assistance, risk communication, and many other forms of aid. The speaker also provides resources for and about faith communities in emergencies and disasters. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016: Q fever
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 1/23/2019. This six-page report on cases of Q fever is based on data for 2016 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on April 4, 2018. In 2016, 1,102 cases of Q fever were reported in the European Union/European Economic Area, 1,058 (96 percent) of which were confirmed. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016: Tularaemia
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 1/22/2019. This six-page report on cases of tularemia is based on data for 2016 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on April 4, 2018. In 2016, 1,148 cases of tularemia were reported in the European Union/European Economic Area, 1,096 (95 percent) of which were confirmed. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Innovation Catalogue: A Collection of Innovations for the Humanitarian Sector
Source: Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA). Published: 1/22/2019. This 102-page document provides an overview of some of the most promising new solutions in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and is designed to help practitioners decide which of the 30 innovations could help them solve their most pressing problems. Chapters also cover surface water drainage, cross-cutting WASH guidance, other WASH projects, and learning from challenges. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Outbreak Readiness and Business Impact: Protecting Lives and Livelihoods Across the Global Economy
Source: World Economic Forum. Published: 1/18/2019. This 22-page report discusses how economists estimate that, in the coming decades, pandemics will cause average annual economic losses of 0.7 percent of global GDP – a threat similar to that estimated for climate change. While predicting where and when the next outbreak will occur is still an evolving science, it is possible to identify factors that make companies vulnerable to financial losses from infectious disease events. Helping companies to properly un derstand these risks will enable them to reduce their exposure, improve their resilience, and deliver on key...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fourth Generation Agents: Safety Awareness for First On-Scene Responders
Source: National Library of Medicine [National Institutes of Health] (NLM). Published: 1/18/2019. This one-page document provides safety awareness information that is part of ongoing preparedness for all hazards and is intended to help first on-scene responders protect themselves if an incident ever occurs involving a fourth generation agent (FGA, also known as A-series or Novichok nerve agents), such as the one used in the United Kingdom in 2018. It provides guidance for recognition and detection, and actions to decontaminate the responder or others if exposure occurs. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disa...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fourth Generation Agents
Source: National Library of Medicine [National Institutes of Health] (NLM). Published: 1/18/2019. This Web page provides information about a government effort to identify and develop resources to help the emergency response community prepare for and respond to a fourth generation agent incident if one ever occurs in the U.S., as well as support the development of specific guidance and training to enhance overall preparedness efforts. Fourth generation agents, also known as Novichoks or A-series nerve agents, belong to a category of chemical warfare agents that are unique organophosphorus compounds. This page also provides...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola Spreads Amid Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and U.S. Role Remains Limited
Source: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Published: 1/18/2019. This Issue Brief summarizes available information about why the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which began in July 2018, continues; describes the ongoing U.S. role in response; and discusses what might come next. it discusses how the security situation that has driven the spread of this outbreak shows no sign of abating, and those leading the response estimate it will take at least six more months to contain it. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

State of Water Preparedness: A 2018 Scan of Water Preparedness and Response Infrastructure in State and Territorial Health Agencies
Source: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Published: 1/17/2019. In spring 2018, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) surveyed state and territorial directors of public health preparedness and environmental health to learn more about their protocols, tools, resources, infrastructure, and gaps related to drinking water emergency preparedness and response. This 23-page report summarizes the results of that survey, provides data in an effort to identify strengths and understand the complexities of water preparedness, and examines opportunities for improvement in the fu...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS) Report: Early Implementation 2017-2018
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/17/2019. This 260-page document is the second Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS) report and draws information from GLASS enrolled countries on the status of their antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance systems and AMR data for selected bacteria that cause infections in humans. The aim of the report is to document participation efforts and outcomes across countries, and highlight differences and constraints identified to date. It also highlights the main features and developments of the global system. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource G...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report of an International Consultation: Methodology for Risk Mapping of the International Spread of Vector-Borne Diseases Via Air Travel
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 7/2018. This 23-page report summarizes a meeting held on July 5-6, 2018, to arrive at a methodology to map the risk of international spread of vector-borne diseases via air travel, during outbreaks and routinely. The methodology will allow the World Health Organization to identify areas and airports with a risk of international spread of vector-borne diseases, and will help inform policy decisions to implement effective vector control measures to prevent the spread of vectors via aircraft, including aircraft disinsection, as appropriate. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Reso...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Methods for Investigating Chemical/Biological Weapons Use : State of the Art Report
Source: U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Published: 10/2018. This 108-page report focuses on technologies and methods regarding the investigation of alleged chemical and/or biological weapons use as it pertains to the Department of Defense ’s mission to protect U.S. forces and the homeland from chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction (WMD). It highlights recent, cutting-edge research in this field that will be essential for warfighter protection and sustainment in the next five to 10 years. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Health Security Strategy Evaluation of Progress, 2015 –2018
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 2019. This 50-page report summarizes progress made during the implementation of the quadrennial National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) and informs the needs to be addressed in the subsequent NHSS, which include preparing for risks on the horizon from an evolving, diverse threat landscape with the potential to disrupt public health and healthcare systems and inflict injury and loss of life. These 21st century threats include severe natural disasters, emerging and pandemic infectiou...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Health Security Strategy Implementation Plan 2019-2022
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 2019. This 11-page National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) Implementation Plan (IP) guides whole-of-government action to support federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners —as well as public and private partners, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academia, professional associations, communities, families/family units, and individuals—to advance the capabilities needed to address current risks and prepare for an array of new, evolving health threats. (P...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Health Security Strategy 2019-2022
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 2019. This 24-page National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) provides a vision for strengthening the nation ’s ability to prevent, detect, assess, prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from 21st century health security threats. Its objectives are to prepare, mobilize, and coordinate a whole-of-government approach in the event of a public health emergency, disaster, or attack; protect the nation from the health effects of emerging and pandemic infectious diseases and ch...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Health Security Strategy
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 1/15/2019. This Web page contains links to the most current versions of the National Health Security Strategy, implementation plan, and evaluation of progress, as well as an archive of past documents and an overview of the program. The 2019-2022 National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) provides a vision to strengthen the nation ’s ability to prevent, detect, assess, prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Res...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Toward Understanding the Interplay of Environmental Stressors, Infectious Disease, and Human Health
Source: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division (HMD). Published: 1/16/2019. This Web page provides information and materials from a workshop held on January 15-16, 2019, to explore the growing body of research on the links between environmental stressors, infectious disease, and human health. Participants explored if environmental stressors play a role in human susceptibility to infection, and how research on the interplay between these fields could inform new health practices, public health research, and public health policy. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide fo...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fighting Cholera: Operational Handbook; Response to Outbreaks and Risk Prevention in Endemic Areas
Source: Solidarites International. Published: 3/2018. The aim of this 116-page operational manual is to help missions improve their water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) response strategies in the context of recurrent cholera outbreaks. It contains key elements to guide teams in setting up cholera epidemic response and disease prevention programs in endemo-epidemic areas. Its three parts cover general information on cholera, before and between epidemics, and response to cholera epidemics. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016: Yersiniosis
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 12/2018. This five-page report is based on the data for 2016 about cases of yersiniosis retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on February 21, 2018. In 2016, 28 European Union/European Economic Area Member States reported yersiniosis data, three of which had partial population surveillance coverage. These countries reported 6,918 confirmed cases. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fires, Mudslides, Earthquakes, Shootings: Promoting Personal and Community Resiliency After Mass Trauma
Source: Western Region Public Health Training Center [University of Arizona] (WRPHTC). Published: 2019. This course discusses examples of mass shootings, natural disasters, fires, and mudslides, and their public health relevance. It details how to formulate ideas to promote connectedness and hope within a community; describe evidence-based approaches to the promotion of resiliency for trauma-exposed individuals; and identify essential elements of short-term mass trauma intervention. (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 - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Security Readiness Assessment Tool
Source: New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA). Published: 6/2018. This 96-page checklist document was developed in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health to provide best practices as a tool in developing healthcare security plans. It includes broad guidance for three healthcare entity types: acute care, long-term care, and Federally Qualified Health Centers. Checklist topics include active shooter events, behavioral health, training, and workplace violence prevention. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zika Virus: What Emergency Nurses Need to Know
Source: Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). Published: 8/2018. This two-page infographic discusses the Zika virus, its signs and symptoms, how it is treated, how it can be transmitted, and what emergency nurses should tell their patients about it. It also provides triage tips, and fast facts about the virus. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework Progress Report: 1 January – 30 June 2018
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 9/2018. This 20-page report addresses the recommendation from the 2016 Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Review that the World Health Organization develop a progress report that presents overall success metrics and infographics to illustrate progress in PIP Framework implementation. This is the first report, which will be updated every six months. It presents technical and financial implementation for the High Level Implementation Plan (HLIP) II 2018-2023, and the PIP Secretariat. Progress against milestones is measured every six months, and indicators are measured y...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Approaches to Seasonal Influenza and Genetic Sequence Data Under the PIP (Pandemic Influenza Preparedness) Framework: Revised Analysis
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 12/14/2018. This 38-page document is the revised analysis by a group of eight independent experts who examined the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework with a view to proposing revisions reflecting developments, as appropriate to the World Health Assembly. It updates the September 2018 Draft Analysis. It notes that there are key issues that must urgently be addressed for the PIP Framework to remain relevant, including the issue of how genetic sequence data should be handled under the PIP Framework, and whether the Framework should expand to include seasonal in...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Data Sources to Support Local Services Tackling Health Risks of Cold Homes
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 1/15/2019. This 27-page document provides guidance to support public health teams and housing professionals in the prevention and management of the health impacts associated with cold homes. It will help local areas to estimate the number of people who may be at risk of cold-home-related death and illness in a particular population, using a range of housing, vulnerability, and health indicators. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Operational Guidance for Child Friendly Spaces in Humanitarian Settings
Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Published: 11/2018. This 68-page guide summarizes key approaches in the protection of children and in the promotion of their psychosocial well-being, directed at Child Friendly Spaces managers and facilitators or animators. It is part of a toolkit that provides resources that have at their core the protection of children from harm; the promotion of psychosocial well-being; and the engagement of community and caregiver capacities. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Training in Psychological First Aid for Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: Module 2: Basic PFA
Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Published: 12/2018. This 44-page training introduces participants to basic psychological first aid (PFA). It aims to enable participants to know more about reactions to distress; know what psychological first aid is and what it is not; understand the three action principles of Look, Listen, and Link; practice providing PFA to someone in distress; consider complex reactions and situations; and be aware of the importance of self-care when helping others. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Training in Psychological First Aid for Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: Module 3: PFA for Children
Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Published: 12/2018. This 47-page training introduces participants to psychological first aid (PFA) for children. It aims to enable participants to know more about children ’s reactions to distress; know what PFA for children is and what it is not; understand the three action principles of Look, Listen, and Link in relation to children; practice providing PFA to a child and caregiver in distress; consider complex reactions and situations; and be aware of the importan ce of self-care when helping others. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resou...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pediatric Disaster Preparedness and Response Topical Collection: Part One
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Published: 2019. This 99-page document endeavors to inform and guide pediatricians, planners, responders, care providers, and volunteers to be better prepared to deal with children affected by disasters. It is an update of select material in the 2005 Pediatric Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness Resource manual. Chapter topics include How Children Are Different; Disaster Planning for Pediatricians; Preparedness Planning in Specific Practice Settings; Mental Health Issues; Emerging Infectious Diseases; and Pediatric Preparedness Exercises. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Activity Catalogue for Child Friendly Spaces in Humanitarian Settings
Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Published: 11/2018. This 138-page document provides materials mainly for facilitators and animators responsible for implementing activities in a Child Friendly Space in a humanitarian setting. It features a wide range of easy-to-use resources, including sessions to open, close, and review a program of activities. These resources have at their core the protection of children from harm; the promotion of psychosocial well-being; and the engagement of community and caregiver capacities. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Med...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Training in Psychological First Aid for Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Published: 12/2018. This 44-page training introduces participants to basic psychological first aid (PFA). It aims to enable participants to know more about reactions to distress; know what psychological first aid is and what it is not; understand the three action principles of Look, Listen, and Link; practice providing PFA to someone in distress; consider complex reactions and situations; and be aware of the importance of self-care when helping others. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Training in Psychological First Aid for Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Published: 12/2018. This 47-page training introduces participants to psychological first aid (PFA) for children. It aims to enable participants to know more about children ’s reactions to distress; know what PFA for children is and what it is not; understand the three action principles of Look, Listen, and Link in relation to children; practice providing PFA to a child and caregiver in distress; consider complex reactions and situations; and be aware of the importan ce of self-care when helping others. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resou...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guide to Psychological First Aid for Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Published: 12/2018. This 106-page guide is the reference book for a training package for the staff and volunteers of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and other organizations working in situations where psychological first aid (PFA) may be relevant. Chapter topics include crises and reactions, providing psychological first aid, complex reactions and situations, children, psychological first aid in groups, and do no harm. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Making Climate Assessments Work: Learning from California and Other Subnational Climate Assessments: Proceedings of a Workshop
Source: National Academies Press (NAP). Published: 1/14/2019. This 50-page report summarizes presentations and discussions at a workshop held on August 14-15, 2018, to explore the growing role of subnational climate assessments and action. The workshop ’s second session focused on projected increases in average and extreme temperatures, urban heat island effects and associated heat mitigation and adaptation strategies, and the public health impacts of a warming climate, and is discussed in Chapter 3: Heat, Public Health, and Susceptible Communit ies. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Risks Report 2019: 14th Edition
Source: World Economic Forum. Published: 1/14/2019. This 114-page report discusses current global risks, and how the energy now expended on consolidating or recovering national control risks weakening collective responses to these emerging global challenges. Chapters cover environmental risks, including extreme weather; and global transformations related to biological pathogens, which are detailed in Chapter 4: Going Viral: The Transformation of Biological Risks. It describes the changes in how people live that have increased the risk of a devastating outbreak occurring naturally, and the emerging technologies that are ma...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Emergency Legal Preparedness Concerning Ebola: A Primer (January 14, 2019)
Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law. Published: 1/14/2019. This 21-page primer provides key information on the 2018-2019 Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including international response efforts, U.S. preparedness and response, an outline of the major legal challenges, and emergency legal preparedness resources. The primer will be updated regularly as needed as circumstances develop. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Post -Disaster Rural Community Based Feeding
Source: National Mass Care Council. Published: 2019. This four-page document provides information about a pilot program that was developed in response to Hurricane Michael in Florida in 2018 to support and mature a long-term feeding program for the rural, financially disadvantaged communities left devastated by the storm. It contains the framework developed at the direction of the Mass Care Coordinator for the Florida State Emergency Response Team. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Waste Estimation Support Tool 5.0
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC). Published: 10/2018. This resource provides files for the Waste Estimation Support Tool (WEST), which is a decision support tool that uses GIS techniques to identify infrastructure affected by a biological or radiological incident, and figures out how much and what types of waste are generated from decontamination options. Recent enhancements have added reporting and mapping features and multi-state support. Materials include a user's guide, scenarios, and spreadsheets. (PDF) (Source: Disast...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Environmental Health Emergency Preparedness and Recovery Guidance Manual: North Carolina
Source: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Published: 5/2018. This 54-page manual covers all four phases of disaster management -- mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery -- and provides tools to assist environmental health specialists during a variety of emergencies or natural disasters. It also discusses shelters, food safety after a storm, and other issues to consider during a disaster. It provides appendices on Cleaning and Sanitizing Procedures, a Disaster Checklist, and Water Emergency Fact Sheets. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Factors Influencing Evacuation Behavior in K īlauea Eruptions: An Examination of Residents in the Puna District, Hawaiʻi
This report summarizes research to identify and examine the factors that influenced evacuation behavior and decision-making during the 2018 eruptions of the K īlauea Volcano in the lower East Rift Zone of the island of Hawaii. The aspects considered include geographic proximity to hazards, information sources for emergency communications, and protective actions taken by residents before or during the eruptions. The report seeks to explain the underlying issues that led to these decisions, and explores options at the community level to promote resilience. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Powering Through: Florida Shows the Pitfalls of Fast-Tracking Emergency Power Legislation
This report summarizes research into Florida's new emergency power supply regulations, which were introduced a year before Hurricane Michael hit the state in 2018 in an attempt to avoid deaths caused when air conditioning or life-sustaining equipment failed. It discusses how the situation in Florida shows that using political pressure to fast-track legislation for improved safety doesn ’t necessarily result in timely execution or maximized benefits, and that the rush to meet deadlines for increased emergency power overwhelmed the elder-care industry. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sodium Hydroxide: Health Effects and Incident Management
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 1/9/2019. This Web page provides two documents with information about health effects and incident management for sodium hydroxide, for use in responding to chemical incidents. Sodium hydroxide emits toxic fumes of carbonates, peroxides, and sodium oxides when heated to decomposition. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ethanol: Health Effects and Incident Management
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 1/9/2019. This Web page provides two documents with information about health effects and incident management for ethanol, for use in responding to chemical incidents. Ethanol is a highly flammable chemical; its vapor mixes well with air, and explosive mixtures are easily formed. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Carbon Dioxide: Health Effects and Incident Management
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 1/9/2019. This Web page provides two documents with information about health effects and incident management for carbon dioxide, for use in responding to chemical incidents. Solid carbon dioxide is known as dry ice. Decomposition of carbon dioxide may produce carbon monoxide; both chemicals have health risks from exposure. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO (World Health Organization) Emergency Use Assessment and Listing for Zika IVDs (In Vitro Diagnostics)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 3/2018. This 50-page document provides information about the World Health Organization's Emergency Use Assessment and Listing (EUAL) procedure to expedite the availability of in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) for the Liferiver Zika Virus (ZIKV) Real Time RT-PCR Kit. The kit is intended for the qualitative detection of Zika virus RNA. Serum, saliva, and urine specimens are validated for use. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Decontamination of Bacillus Spores from Drinking Water Infrastructure with Physical Removal (Pigging)
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC). Published: 4/2018. This 38-page report summarizes the results of biological decontamination experiments performed at the Water Security Test Bed (WSTB) that focused on removing Bacillus globigii spores adhered to the inner surface of an eight-inch water pipe. Decontamination was undertaken with a technique known as pigging, or physical scouring of the inner pipe surface, followed by disinfection with free chlorine. B. globigii spores are a non-pathogenic surrogate for B. anthracis, which is...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news