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  1. Source:World Health Organization (WHO)
    Date Published:04/28/2016
    Format:PDF (10 pages)
    Annotation:This 10-page report provides a summary (as of April 28, 2016) of the transmission of Zika virus, yellow fever, and Ebola virus disease, and information about cases of microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome. It provides statistics and narrative about geographical distribution of Zika virus, and a table about Strategic Response Framework and Joint Operational Response Plan: Summary of Key Response Interventions.
    Type:Report
    ID:12571. From Disaster LitSM, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  2. Source:American Public Health Association (APHA)
    Date Published:04/26/2016
    Format:Video or Multimedia
    Annotation:This one-hour, two-minute webinar provides information about lead exposure, focuses on community solutions to lead exposure, and provides tools for preventing lead exposure in the home. It also highlights healthy home interventions and the need to end childhood lead poisoning as a major public health threat. It is part of a three-part webinar series on lead and public health.
    Authors:Jacobs, David; Norton, Ruth Ann; Trousdale, Kristie; et al.
    Type:Instructional/Training Material
    Access Notes:Site requires free registration.
    ID:12552. From Disaster LitSM, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  3. Source:Harvard University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    Date Published:04/25/2016
    Format:Video or Multimedia
    Annotation:This one-hour, two-minute forum discusses what makes a society resilient in the face of terrorist attacks or perceived threats. Experts in homeland security, psychological resiliency, crisis leadership, and disaster preparedness and response discuss the questions that surface about what could have been done to prevent attacks; how people are encouraged to carry on with their lives; and if the shadow of terrorism becomes part of the new normal, what the public health implications are.
    Authors:Marcus, Leonard; Serino, Richard; Kayyem, Juliette; et al.
    Type:Instructional/Training Material
    ID:12549. From Disaster LitSM, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  4. Source:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Date Published:04/25/2016
    Annotation:This resource discusses how information is lacking on whether the risk for Zika virus infection or the severity of Zika virus illness is different for people with HIV infection or other causes of immune suppression. It also discusses sexual transmission of Zika virus. People with HIV infection do not appear to have any greater risk than the general population for infection with other viruses that are similar to Zika virus, such as dengue virus, yellow fever virus, or West Nile virus.
    Type:Web Page
    ID:12551. From Disaster LitSM, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  5. Source:Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
    Date Published:04/23/2016
    Annotation:The 2016 National Health Security Preparedness Index is the third in a series of annual releases of data and analysis on national health security and preparedness. It examines America's preparedness efforts by looking collectively at the health security preparedness of states. It 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 tracks how these protections vary across the U.S. and change over time.
    Type:Report
    Access Notes:Link to National Health Security Index 2016 Summary of Results: http://nhspi.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/NHSPI_ExecutiveSummary_2016-1.pdf
    Link to Preparedness Index Methodology for 2016: http://nhspi.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/NHSPI_Summary_of_Changes_for_2016-1.pdf
    ID:12546. From Disaster LitSM, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  6. Source:National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
    Date Published:04/22/2016
    Format:PDF (7 pages)
    Annotation:This seven-page document, developed with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, provides employers and workers with information and guidance on preventing occupational exposure to the Zika virus. It provides guidance for outdoor, healthcare, and laboratory, and mosquito control workers, and business travelers to protect against occupational exposure to Zika virus; guidance and recommendations for employers to use to protect their workers; and guidance and recommendations for workers to consider to protect themselves from mosquito bites and exposure to an infected person's blood or other body fluids.
    Type:Guideline/Assessment Tool
    ID:12531. From Disaster LitSM, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  7. Source:Overseas Development Institute
    Date Published:04/21/2016
    Format:Video or Multimedia
    Annotation:This 58-minute panel discussion brings together grassroots innovators and leading humanitarian officials to discuss how to channel the momentum gathering behind humanitarian innovation and shape the future of the sector going into the World Humanitarian Summit and beyond. While luck plays some role in innovation, panelists discuss how there are actions aid organizations can take to increase their chances of good innovation.
    Authors:Fenton, Wendy; Mahmood, Jemilah; Obrecht, Alice; et al.
    Type:Instructional/Training Material
    ID:12565. From Disaster LitSM, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  8. Source:World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
    Date Published:04/21/2016
    Format:PDF (11 pages)
    Annotation:This 11-page document provides an update on the incidence and trends of the Zika virus outbreak. It reports on trends of reported arbovirus cases (dengue, chikungunya, and Zika virus) and suspected measles and rubella cases; Zika virus in pregnant women; congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus; Guillain-Barre syndrome and neurological disorders; and significant findings.
    Type:Report
    ID:12548. From Disaster LitSM, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  9. Source:U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce
    Date Published:04/20/2016
    Format:Video or Multimedia
    Annotation:This two-hour, 22-minute Congressional hearing features testimony about the Government Accountability Office (GAO)'s recent report on the need for comprehensive policies and stronger oversight at high-containment laboratories, as well as the steps taken by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Department of Defense (DOD) to strengthen their policies. Witnesses also discuss how to improve oversight of select agents, and the Federal Select Agent Program.
    Authors:Lein, Brian; Monroe, Steve; Neumann, John; et al.
    Type:Hearing/Testimony
    ID:12544. From Disaster LitSM, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  10. Source:Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP)
    Date Published:04/19/2016
    Format:PDF (107 pages)
    Annotation:This 107-page report presents the synthesized findings from 15 case studies, undertaken by ALNAP in partnership with Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance's Humanitarian Innovation Fund. The central questions this report seeks to answer are what a successful humanitarian innovation process looks like, and what the factors are that enable success in innovation management in the humanitarian system.
    Authors:Obrecht, Alice; Warner, Alexandra
    Type:Report
    ID:12566. From Disaster LitSM, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     

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