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  1. Source:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Date Published:04/16/2014
    Format:Video or Multimedia
    Annotation:This resource is a training module that introduces participants to the fundamentals of radiation and radioactivity. It features an enhanced lecture-style video and interactive knowledge checks to deliver and reinforce key concepts. The training is divided into eight segments: Sources of Radiation, Radioactive Decay, Measuring Radiation, Biological Effects of Radiation, Radiation Protection, Decontamination, Environmental Impact of Radioactivity, and Responding to Radiation Emergencies.
    Type:Instructional/Training Material
  2. Source:Internews
    Date Published:04/10/2014
    Format:PDF (6.8 MB)
    Annotation:This 116-page document presents a combination of standard, professional reporting techniques for journalists covering humanitarian response scenarios, plus a basic education in and understanding of the humanitarian sector, its architecture, mandates, and modus operandi. It covers reporting on public health issues and emergency health care, and includes a chapter on safety and security.
    Authors:Quintanilla, Jacobo; Hardman, Jesse; Abud, Matt; et al.
    Type:Guideline/Assessment Tool
  3. Source:U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
    Date Published:03/27/2014
    Format:PDF (502 KB)
    Annotation:This 39-page document provides the conceptual framework for coordination and guidance of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) federal-level human services for preparedness, response, and recovery for disasters and public health emergencies. It describes how HHS transitions from normal operations of human services program delivery to a coordinated, department-wide response to the human services elements of a public health and medical emergency. It explains how the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response coordinates HHS-wide response and recovery activities on behalf of the Secretary.
    Type:Guideline/Assessment Tool
  4. Source:National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
    Date Published:03/2014
    Format:PDF (38.2 MB)
    Annotation:This 494-page document is the final report of the National Institute of Standards and Technology investigation of the May 22, 2011, tornado in Joplin, Missouri. It describes the wind field of the tornado and how the wind pressures and windborne debris damaged and destroyed thousands of buildings; the emergency communications before and during the tornado and how the public responded; and areas of current building and emergency communications codes, standards, and practices that warrant revision. It includes chapters on St. John's Regional Medical Center and other medical and health care centers.
    Authors:Kuligowski, Erica; Lombardo, Franklin; Phan, Long; et al.
  5. Source:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Date Published:02/2014
    Format:PDF (372 KB)
    Annotation:This 13-page document is an annotated list of selected, commonly cited federal legal authorities related to public health emergencies for reference by public health officials, legal counsel, and others. These authorities address a variety of concerns central to public health emergencies, such as emergency declarations, quarantine and isolation, liability and licensure of workers, and mutual aid. Topics include General Emergency Legal Authorities, Legal Authorities Specific to Public Health Emergencies, and Control of Communicable Diseases.
    Authors:Sunshine, Gregory
    Type:Guideline/Assessment Tool
  6. Source:United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    Date Published:12/2013
    Format:PDF (2.8 MB)
    Annotation:This 90-page document responds to a need in African journalists' reporting of the complex phenomenon of climate change. Journalists in Africa have critical roles to play in explaining the causes and effects of climate change, in describing what countries and communities can do to adapt to the impacts ahead, and in reporting on what governments and companies do, or do not do, to respond to these threats. The document includes chapters on the human health effects of climate change, and the gender dimensions of climate change.
    Authors:Shanahan, Mike; Shubert, Willie; Scherer, Cameron; et al.
    Type:Guideline/Assessment Tool
  7. Source:Los Angeles County Health Services
    Date Published:07/2013
    Annotation:This resource provides information about Family Information Centers, which in emergencies or disasters provide a place for families to go away from the treatment areas, provide a mechanism to facilitate patient and family reunification, and facilitate access support services. Information is provided in Word and PDF files for the Planning Guide, and several forms and templates.
    Authors:Shields, Sandra; Wilson, Millicent; Amara, Roel; et al.
    Type:Guideline/Assessment Tool
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