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Disaster Preparedness in Neonatal Intensive Care Units
The objective of the report is to help neonatologists and other NICU providers and administrative leaders understand these organizing concepts and develop response plans within their units, hospital institutions, and geographic regions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emergency Legal Preparedness and Zika Virus: A Primer (2017)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law. 04/13/2017 This 31-page report, updated in April 2017, outlines major public health concerns underlying the Zika virus, and discusses legal preparedness and response issues. These include legal issues related to testing and screening, surveillance and reporting, public health preparedness, mosquito abatement, liability and insurance, and maternal and child health. It discusses international legal response efforts, and U.S legal preparedness and response actions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Field Handbook on Unaccompanied and Separated Children
Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. 03/22/2017 This 287-page handbook provides up-to-date and detailed operational guidance for all actors concerned with the welfare and protection of unaccompanied and separated children. These girls and boys are at increased risk of physical and psychological harm, abduction, trafficking and unlawful recruitment or use by armed forces or armed groups, sexual abuse and exploitation, and permanent loss of identity. Chapter topics include characterizing family separation in emergencies, alternative care of unaccompanied and separated children, family tracing, reunification,...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Toolkit on Unaccompanied and Separated Children
Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. 03/22/2017 This 250-page toolkit, which accompanies the Field Handbook on Unaccompanied and Separated Children, provides 56 tools to guide policy development and programming in addressing cases of family separation, including family tracing and reunification, and the provision of appropriate alternative care in all settings as part of the case management system. It includes tools for prevention and preparedness measures; a family tracing and reunification kit supply list; core staff functions for an emergency response to unaccompanied and separated children; and terms o...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Zika IMS (Incident Management System) Sustaining the Zika Response in 2017: Communication
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 03/22/2017 These presentation slides are from a conference call about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ' s response to the Zika virus and its communication strategy. The call discusses communication best practices, communication research, and Zika by the numbers. It details vector control, personal protective behaviors, and message testing, and provides 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 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Zika IMS (Incident Management System) Jurisdiction and Partner Sustainment Strategy: Epidemiology and Surveillance Task Force
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 03/23/2017 These presentation slides are from a conference call about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ' s response to the Zika virus, with a report from the Epidemiology and Surveillance Task Force. The call provides an update on the epidemiology of the Zika virus, and covers modeling to inform surveillance strategies to identify local transmission, and what might be expected in 2017. It discusses the most effective way to detect transmission in areas at risk for local Zika virus transmission that have no documented local transmission. (Video or Multimedia) (...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Zika IMS (Incident Management System) Sustaining the Zika Response in 2017: Vector Issues Team
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 03/28/2017 These presentation slides are from a conference call about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ' s response to the Zika Virus, with a report from the Vector Issues Team. The call covers vector control activities, preparation of a plan of action, training for mosquito management, insecticide resistance, and an update on the surveillance of the Aedes and albopictus aegypti mosquitoes. (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 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Zika IMS (Incident Management System) Sustaining the Zika Response in 2017: Pregnancy and Birth Defects Task Force
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 03/29/2017 These presentation slides are from a conference call about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ' s response to the Zika virus, with a report from the Pregnancy and Birth Defects Task Force. The call discusses lessons learned from the 2016 Zika virus outbreak, building the evidence base, recent guidance updates, pregnancy and birth defects surveillance and data collection for Zika, and the CDC ' s key priorities to address Zika in 2017. (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 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Zika IMS (Incident Management System) Sustaining the Zika Response in 2017: Blood Safety Task Force
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 03/30/2017 These presentation slides are from a conference call that discusses the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ' s response to the Zika virus and a report from the Blood Safety Task Force. The call covers Zika Virus Background; Background on Blood, Organ, and Tissue Collection/Screening; and Blood Donor Screening. It report that there have been no reported Zika transfusion-transmitted cases in the United States, and discusses other blood and tissue safety 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 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Zika IMS (Incident Management System) Sustaining the Zika Response in 2017: Medical Investigations Team
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 03/30/2017 These presentation slides are from a conference call about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ' s response to the Zika virus and its Medical Investigations Team, which supports CDC preparedness before, during, and after all public health emergencies. It also discusses the Clinical Inquiries Team, which is responsible for managing clinical inquiries and maintaining inquiry-related data that CDC receives; and the CDC Emergency Response Team (CERT), a highly trained cadre of public health experts trained to mobilize and deploy upon identification of loca...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Psychological First Aid: Supporting People Following Crisis Events
World Health Organization. 09/23/2016 This one-page fact sheet provides information about psychological first aid (PFA), which is an approach to help people recover from a crisis event by responding to their basic needs and showing them concern and care in a way that respects their wishes, culture, dignity, and capabilities. It discusses what PFA involves, who can offer it, who can benefit from it, and how to learn more about it. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Inter-Agency Standing Committee Policy on Protection in Humanitarian Action
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Inter-Agency Standing Committee. 10/14/2016 This 39-page policy defines the centrality of protection in humanitarian action, per the December 2013 statement of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Principals, as well as the process for its implementation at the country level. It seeks to reinforce complementary roles, mandates, and expertise of all relevant actors in times of conflict and disaster. It emphasizes an IASC commitment to prioritize protection and contribute to collective protection outcomes, including through the development of a humanit...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

mhGAP (Mental Health Gap Action Programme) Intervention Guide for Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Disorders in Non-Specialized Health Settings: Version 2.0
World Health Organization. 10/31/2016 This 173-page document is the second version (2016) of the mhGAP Intervention Guide for mental, neurological, and substance use disorders in non-specialist health settings. It presents the integrated management of priority mental, neurological, and substance use conditions using algorithms for clinical decision making. Key updates include a streamlined and simplified clinical assessment that includes an algorithm for follow-up; and revised modules for Psychoses, Child and Adolescent Mental and Behavioral Disorders, and Disorders Due to Substance Use. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

mhGAP (Mental Health Gap Action Programme) Forum 2016: Moving Forward with the Global Mental Health Agenda
World Health Organization. 02/09/2017 This 28-page report summarizes the eighth meeting of the mhGAP Forum on October 10-11, 2016, when the focus was the consultation on the draft Global Action Plan on public health response to dementia. A further focus was on psychological first aid (PFA) and supporting people following crisis events, reflecting the theme of this year ' s World Mental Health Day. Participants discussed the range of humanitarian organizations who have learned and applied PFA in various crisis contexts, as part of disaster preparedness, general capacity building, and emergency response. The Forum also launc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Common Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Inter-Agency Standing Committee. 04/12/2017 This 42-page document provides guidance in the assessment, research, design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of mental health and psychosocial support programs in emergency settings. Although designed specifically for emergency contexts, including protracted crises, the framework may also be applicable for the transition phases from emergency to development, including disaster risk reduction initiatives. Chapter topics include Practical Tips for Using the Common Framework, and Ethical Considerations...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

mhGAP (Mental Health Gap Action Programme) Forum 2015: Mental Health Innovations and Their Uptake Into Policy and Practice
Discussion topics included Innovation Into Policy and Practice: Community-Based Mental Health Care in Post-Conflict Settings, and Disease Control Priorities for Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emergency Law Inventory
University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health. 12/2016 This tool helps individuals navigate through more than 1,500 legal summaries impacting volunteer participation in preparing for or responding to disasters. It is a state-by-state look at the laws emergency volunteers need to know, and covers liability, license reciprocity, and scope of practice issues. The laws are searchable by profession and jurisdiction so users can identify the provisions that impact them specifically. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cybersecurity in the Health Care Sector: Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships
U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce. 04/04/2017 This one-hour, 53-minute Congressional hearing examines the current state of public-private partnerships for cybersecurity in health care, one of 16 critical infrastructure sectors. It presents an opportunity to explore the challenges in health care cybersecurity and to identify opportunities to improve leadership and engagement across the sector. It examines the Department of Health and Human Services ' role as the Sector Specific Agency (SSA) and whether there are additional actions that the agency may take to contribute to improved cybersecurity...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika Virus, the Evolving Story: What You Need to Know
American Academy of Pediatrics. 04/11/2017 This one-hour webinar focuses on new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on April 4, 2017. In this new resource, the CDC draws on data from the U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry to shed light on what is known about abnormalities, testing, and imaging related to the Zika virus. Experts from the CDC, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, and AAP Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council share the latest information and recommendations on how pediatricians can be advocates for Zika awareness in the practice setting. (Video or ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

NPI 101: Introduction to Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 03/2017 The goal of this online course is to educate state, tribal, local, and territorial public health professionals about nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), including what they are and how they can be used before, during, and after an influenza (flu) pandemic to slow the spread of flu. It also details the decision-making process around which NPI actions should be implemented given certain audiences and community settings before, during, and after a flu pandemic. It will help participants identify resources for incorporating NPI measures in community pandemic preparedness ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Get Your Household Ready for Pandemic Flu
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 04/2017 This 16-page guide is for healthcare providers and public health staff to help their patients and clients put the 2017 Guidelines to Prevent Pandemic Influenza into action as part of their nonpharmaceutical intervention (NPI) pre-pandemic planning. It explains how pandemic flu is different from seasonal flu, and how to slow the spread of flu and illness. Chapters cover Before a Flu Pandemic Occurs: Plan; During a Flu Pandemic: Take Action; and After a Flu Pandemic Has Ended: Follow Up. It also provides readiness resources. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for D...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Get Your School Ready for Pandemic Flu
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 04/2017 This 16-page guide will help educators of childcare programs, K-12 schools, and institutions of higher education put the 2017 Guidelines to Prevent Pandemic Influenza into action as part of their nonpharmaceutical intervention (NPI) pre-pandemic planning. It explains how pandemic flu is different from seasonal flu, and how to slow the spread of flu and illness. Chapters cover Before a Flu Pandemic Occurs: Plan; During a Flu Pandemic: Take Action; and After a Flu Pandemic Has Ended: Follow Up. It also provides readiness resources. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guid...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Get Your Workplace Ready for Pandemic Flu
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 04/2017 This 16-page guide will help employers and workplace administrators put the 2017 Guidelines to Prevent Pandemic Influenza into action as part of their nonpharmaceutical intervention (NPI) pre-pandemic planning. It explains how pandemic flu is different from seasonal flu, and how to slow the spread of flu and illness. Chapters cover Before a Flu Pandemic Occurs: Plan; During a Flu Pandemic: Take Action; and After a Flu Pandemic Has Ended: Follow Up. It also provides readiness resources. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Get Your Mass Gatherings Ready for Pandemic Flu
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 04/2017 This 16-page guide will help event planners of mass gatherings put the 2017 Guidelines to Prevent Pandemic Influenza into action as part of their nonpharmaceutical intervention (NPI) pre-pandemic planning. It explains how pandemic flu is different from seasonal flu, and how to slow the spread of flu and illness. Chapters cover Before a Flu Pandemic Occurs: Plan; During a Flu Pandemic: Take Action; and After a Flu Pandemic Has Ended: Follow Up. It also provides readiness resources. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Get Your Community and Faith-Based Organizations Ready for Pandemic Flu
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 04/2017 This 16-page guide will help community and faith-based organizations put the 2017 Guidelines to Prevent Pandemic Influenza into action as part of their nonpharmaceutical intervention (NPI) pre-pandemic planning. It explains how pandemic flu is different from seasonal flu, and how to slow the spread of flu and illness. Chapters cover Before a Flu Pandemic Occurs: Plan; During a Flu Pandemic: Take Action; and After a Flu Pandemic Has Ended: Follow Up. It also provides readiness resources. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Prospective Emergency Legal Preparedness Meeting
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. 04/21/2017 This two-hour, 39-minute video presents a panel discussion at Georgetown Law School by public health preparedness leaders, officials, and experts, who discuss issues that are important to disaster and preparedness law. They examine critical challenges in emergency legal preparedness and policy, including federal social distancing powers, emergency use authorizations, strategic national stockpile (SNS) distributions, emergency vaccine development and access, and federal-state implications for the next emerging threat. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Li...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Community Mitigation Guidelines to Prevent Pandemic Influenza-United States, 2017: Technical Report 1: Chapters 1-4
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 04/21/2017 This 47-page document provides an introduction to, and overview of, nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs); describes the new tools developed for pandemic flu planning and assessment; and presents a toolbox describing the NPI evidence base, implementation issues, and research gaps. It discusses how a comprehensive community strategy for mitigating the impact of a pandemic must address not only medical countermeasures but also NPIs, the first line of defense at the earliest stages of a pandemic. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Technical Brief: Validation of Rapid Radiochemical Method for Californium-252 in Water, Air Particulate Filters, Swipes and Soils for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Homeland Security Research Center. 09/2016 This three-page technical brief describes a method to characterize a radiologically contaminated outdoor area, inform risk assessment, and collect and analyze large numbers of environmental samples over a short period of time. To address the challenge of quickly providing analytical results to the field, EPA developed this robust analytical method that allows response officials to characterize contaminated areas and to assess the effectiveness of remediation efforts, both rapidly and accurately, in ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Validation of Rapid Radiochemical Method for Californium-252 in Water, Air Particulate Filters, Swipes and Soils for Environmental Remediation Following Radiological Incidents
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Homeland Security Research Center. 09/2016 This two-page fact sheet describes a method that is based on the use of extraction chromatography resins (TEVA ® and DGA® resins) to isolate and purify californium by removing interfering radionuclides, as well as other matrix components. The method is used for californium-252 in water, air particulate filters, swipes, and soils for environmental remediation following radiological incidents. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

2014-2015 Report of the Children ' s HHS (Health and Human Services) Interagency Leadership on Disasters (CHILD) Working Group: Update on Department Activities
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 02/2017 This 44-page report details the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ' s advancements in its commitment to the health and well-being of children in disasters from 2014 through 2015 in the following areas: behavioral health; medical countermeasures (MCM); child physical health, emergency medical services (EMS), and pediatric transport; child care, child welfare, and human services; pregnant and breastfeeding women and newborns; and children at heightened risk. It provides examples of HHS efforts an...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Funding Crisis for Public Health and Safety: State-by-State Public Health Funding and Key Health Facts, 2017
Trust for America ' s Health. 04/2017 This 24-page annual review examines the status of federal public health funding for states, state public health funding, and key health facts to help highlight the need to invest more in improving health and increasing the impact of funding to achieve measurable impact. It analyzes Public Health Emergency Preparedness core funding for states and local communities; health security for disease outbreaks, disasters, and bioterrorism; and new threats. Section 2 focuses on Rising Epidemics and Effective Investments to Curb Crises and Cut Costs. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide fo...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

2017 National Health Security Preparedness Index
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 04/2017 The 2017 National Health Security Preparedness Index is the newest in a series of annual releases of data and analysis on national health security and preparedness. Based on 2016 data, it combines measures from multiple sources and perspectives to offer a broad view of the health protections in place for the nation as a whole and for each U.S. state. The Index identifies strengths as well as gaps in the protections needed to keep people safe and healthy in the face of large-scale public health threats, and it tracks how these protections vary across the U.S. and change over time. (Te...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CLTS (Community-Led Total Sanitation) in Post-Emergency and Fragile States Settings
Community-Led Total Sanitation. 07/2016 This 21-page document explores the potential, and some of the recorded learning, on how Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), as a community-based, collaborative approach to sanitation behavioral change, can be applied successfully in contexts of fragility and displacement, leading to communities more convinced and prepared to maintain and develop safe sanitation practices. It analyzes seven case study experiences in Afghanistan, Haiti, Nepal, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan to contribute to understanding, and distill learning and guidance around the application of CLTS in...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CLTS (Community-Led Total Sanitation) in Post-Emergency and Fragile States Settings: Webinar
Community-Led Total Sanitation. 07/21/2016 This one-hour, 18-minute webinar discusses Community-Led Total Sanitation, a community-based, collaborative approach to sanitation behavioral change, and how it can be applied successfully in contexts of fragility and displacement. Its learning points relate to three situation typologies: Displaced people living in camps; displaced people living in host communities; and people living in settled villages in conflict-affected areas, or undergoing recovery/rehabilitation. It discusses ongoing challenges and future work. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emergency Within an Emergency: The Growing Epidemic of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Migrant Children in Greece
Harvard University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 04/17/2017 This 51-page report, published by the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, focuses on the situation facing refugee and migrant children in Greece, a key site of distress migration. It documents an alarming pattern of exploitation and abuse, including physical violence and sexual abuse, and the impact on the physical and mental health of migrant children. It provides recommendations to the national and international actors responsible for the care and well-being of migrant children, with a list specifically for healthcare practitioners. (PDF) (Sour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Human Trafficking and Health Professionals: Questions and Answers
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 04/18/2017 This resource provides questions and answers for healthcare professionals responding to a disaster regarding what they should know about the relationship between human trafficking and disasters. Topics include some of the signs of human trafficking that may be encountered in a healthcare setting, what to do if a healthcare professional thinks a patient is a victim of human trafficking, and if a healthcare professional can give patients the National Human Trafficking Hotline number and encourage them to ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Role of Healthcare Providers in Combatting Human Trafficking During Disasters
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 04/19/2017 This web page presents materials that can be used by disaster responders and health professionals to understand the relationship between human trafficking and disasters, how to recognize signs of human trafficking, what resources exist for further training on this topic, and what to do if one suspects a patient is a victim of human trafficking. It discusses how disasters make children and adults vulnerable to human trafficking because disasters often create chaos and disrupt systems that are in place to...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

HHS (Health and Human Services) and Global Health in the Second Obama Administration
Center for Strategic and International Studies. 04/06/2017 This nine-page document describes how the second Obama Administration recognized and used the comparative advantages of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand partnerships with other governments fighting outbreaks and communicable diseases, to multiply American impact through reform of and collaboration with the World Health Organization, and to lay some groundwork for a more adaptable and sustainable global health workforce within HHS. It discusses the Ebola outbreak, Global Health Security Agenda, and health diplomacy. (PDF) (Source: Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

2017-2022 Hospital Preparedness Program Performance Measures Implementation Guidance
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 04/17/2017 This 98-page document describes the high-level objectives that the health care delivery system, including health care coalitions, hospitals, and emergency medical services (EMS), should undertake to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. It organizes the performance measures into five sections: Section 1: Input, Activity, and Output Performance Measures; Section 2: Redundant Communications Drill Performance Measures; Section 3: Coalition Surge Test Performance Measures; Section 4: Joint ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya Toolkit: Adaptation for Latin America and the Caribbean
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. 04/18/2017 These tools for Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya Prevention include three toolkits, teaching modules, and a Seasonal Calendar for Vector Control that were developed to initiate a long-term engagement with the communities at risk through awareness and health promotion materials. These materials will help healthcare practitioners and volunteers foster dialogue with communities and ensure that prevention is seen as the primary way of combating vector-borne diseases. (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, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Evaluating Urban Resilience to Climate Change: A Multi-Sector Approach
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 01/2017 This 689-page document describes a comprehensive, transparent, and flexible tool that cities can use to identify the greatest risks, successes, and priorities for decreasing urban vulnerability and increasing resilience to climate change. The tool incorporates both indicator data and input from local sector managers to assess urban resilience for eight municipal management sectors, including people (public health and emergency response). Case studies were conducted with Washington, DC, and Worcester, MA, to provide examples of the tool ' s application. (PDF) (Source: Disaster L...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

PERRCs (Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Centers) Toolkit Inventory
Harvard University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 03/20/2017 This 48-page document presents toolkits, courses, and Web sites developed by the Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Centers (PERRCs) that are freely available for use and can be implemented with limited support from the toolkits ' developers. Tools are provided to Support Mental Health Preparedness Efforts, Support Legal Preparedness Efforts, Enhance Leadership, Support Communications to the Public, Support Educational Activities Directed to the Public, Support Planning Efforts, Support Evaluation Efforts, and Support the Implementation of ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Digital Surveillance of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Outbreaks: A One Health Approach
Next Generation Global Health Security Network. 04/07/2017 This 57-minute webinar focuses on disease surveillance and how gaps occur, covering traditional methods, innovative disease surveillance, pioneers and example tools, and complementary systems. The speaker discusses the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED), an Internet-based reporting system for information about infectious diseases, and EpiCore, a new system that finds and reports outbreaks faster than traditional disease surveillance methods alone. (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 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers: Use of the 2 mg Rafa Atropine Auto-Injector for Initial Treatment of Nerve Agent or Certain Insecticide (Organophosphorus and/or Carbamate) Poisoning
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 04/11/2017 This six-page document provides information about the Food and Drug Administration ' s issuing of an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to permit the emergency use of the 2 mg Atropine Auto-Injector manufactured by Rafa Laboratories, Ltd. The 2 mg Rafa Atropine Auto-Injector is authorized for the initial treatment of muscarinic symptoms of known or suspected poisoning in individuals exposed to nerve agents or certain insecticides (organophosphorus and/or carbamate). (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, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Combating Microbial Terrorists: How to End Our Preparedness Stalemate
University of Minnesota, School of Public Health. 04/13/2017 This one-hour, 39-minute lecture discusses how the new millennium has presented challenges with an ongoing lineup of new and re-emerging infectious disease threats. Retrospective analyses of opportunities to improve preparedness have not translated into the long-term investments and actions necessary for success. The speaker describes how health protection science, government leadership, and social mobilization must work together and address these challenge head-on if the vision of global health security is to be achieved. The lecture was produced by the Universi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Best Practices for Incorporating Social Media into Exercises: Social Media Working Group for Emergency Services and Disaster Management and DHS (Department of Homeland Security) S & T (Science and Technology) First Responders Group
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 03/2017 This 41-page report discusses how agencies and organizations can integrate social media into exercises, provides suggestions for the planning processes and methods for conducting the exercise and evaluation, and lists challenges associated with using social media in exercises, areas of future research, and case study examples for agencies. It details best practices for consideration when integrating social media into exercises, including objectives for doing so (e.g., using social media for communications or leveraging information from social media to support operational decisi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Disaster Behavioral Health: Federal Response and Assets
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 04/07/2017 This web page provides information about the federal role in disaster behavioral health, which is an integral part of the overall public health and medical response to any emergency event. The federal role, largely carried out by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, typically includes the provision of technical assistance, educational resources, grant assistance, deployment of trained behavioral health responders, actions to help federal responders manage stress and maintain resilience, and...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Common Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings: Field Test Version
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Inter-Agency Standing Committee. 03/30/2017 This 42-page document provides guidance in the assessment, research, design, implementation and monitoring, and evaluation of mental health and psychosocial support programs in emergency settings. Although designed specifically for emergency contexts, including protracted crises, the framework may also be applicable for the transition phases from emergency to development, includingdisaster risk reduction initiatives. Topics include practical tips for using the common framework, and ethical considerations in monit...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Medical Support for UN Peace Operations in High-Risk Environments
International Peace Institute. 04/11/2017 This 28-page report explores what the challenges are to providing medical support to UN peace operations in high-risk environments. It discusses the need to make missions more flexible and better able to adapt to emergencies in the field, and to prioritize direct emergency care in high-risk missions, which requires better coordination among all elements involved, as well as a better understanding of responsibilities. It recommends that medical support planning be tailored to the context and be flexible to respond to emergency situations, whether related to healthor to hostilities. ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Technical Note: Early Childhood Development and Child Protection in Emergencies
Plan International. 07/13/2016 The purpose of this 10-page document is to support child protection in emergencies and help personnel to program appropriately for 0 to 8-year-old children. It lists key preparedness and response activities for child protection practitioners, and provides case studies of early childhood development and child protection in emergencies, with examples from Uganda and the Syrian conflict. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news