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  1. Source:U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
    Date Published:10/16/2017
    Annotation:This Web page provides resources to help individuals, families, communities, and professionals stay safe in the face of the wildfires burning across northern California. Resources for professionals are in categories of Health Care, Public Health, and Worker Safety. Resources for individuals, families, and communities are in categories of Your State or Territory, Evacuating Safely, Air Quality, Safe Use of Drugs, Wound Care, and Mental and Behavioral Health.
    Type:Web Page
    ID:16012. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  2. Source:National Library of Medicine [National Institutes of Health] (NLM)
    Date Published:10/12/2017
    Format:Presentation Slides
    Annotation:These presentation slides are from a Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) webinar that provided an overview of the tools created by the Center for Public Service Communications, with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), by its Community Health Maps (CHM) initiative, and how to use these tools during disaster response. CHM's premise is that community-based organizations, environmental health groups, public health agencies, and emergency management departments are in a better position to serve their populations when they are able to collect and maintain their own data. Speakers discussed relevance of the maps to the NLM mission, and case studies in several cities.
    Authors:Scott, John; Menke, Kurt
    Type:Instructional/Training Material
    ID:16010. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  3. Source:U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
    Date Published:10/12/2017
    Annotation:This Web page from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) lists resources and Topic Collections that can help stakeholders prepare for, respond to, and help their communities recover from mass violence incidents. These events require efficiency and coordination among multiple response entities, and efforts may need to be directed toward doing the greatest good for the greatest amount of people.
    Type:Bibliography/Resource List
    ID:15996. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  4. Source:U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
    Date Published:10/11/2017
    Format:PDF
    Annotation:This 60-page report describes the types of actions that key federal agencies have taken to develop biological threat awareness, and how that information is used to support investment decisions. It discusses the extent to which these agencies have developed shared threat awareness, and how the Department of Homeland Security's National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center determines what additional threat characterization knowledge to pursue. It analyzed federal policies, directives, and strategies related to biodefense, as well as agency documents such as threat assessments and modeling studies.
    Authors:Currie, Chris
    Type:Report
    Access Notes:Direct link to document: https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687675.pdf
    ID:15993. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  5. Source:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Date Published:10/10/2017
    Annotation:This Web page provides eight resources for cleaning up after a disaster. Topics include Remediation and Infection Control Considerations for Reopening Healthcare Facilities Closed Due to Extensive Water and Wind Damage, Checklist for Infection Control Concerns When Reopening Healthcare Facilities Closed Due to Extensive Water and Wind Damage, and Healthcare Water System Repair Following Disruption of Water Supply.
    Type:Bibliography/Resource List
    Access Notes:ink to Web page in Spanish: https://www.cdc.gov/es/disasters/cleanup/index.html
    ID:15997. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  6. Source:University College London, Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR)
    Date Published:10/09/2017
    Format:PDF
    Annotation:This 16-page document, written with London Resilience, provides an overview of the cascading effects caused by wide-area power failures. It defines the recurrent impacts and sources of escalation to support the training and situational awareness of decision-makers and emergency operators. It includes an introduction of wide-area power failures policies and practices, and a table listing cascading effects and escalations caused by wide-area power failure, including the impacts on the health sector.
    Authors:Pescaroli, G.; Turner, S.; Gould, T.; et al.
    Type:Report
    ID:15999. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  7. Source:European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    Date Published:10/09/2017
    Format:PDF
    Annotation:This 10-page report assesses the likelihood of spread and the public health impact of the outbreak of plague in Madagascar, and the likelihood of spread to neighboring countries, including the European Union (EU) Outermost Regions (OMR) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT). It also assesses the risk for EU citizens residing in or traveling to the affected areas in Madagascar. Madagascar has been experiencing an outbreak of plague since August 23, 2017.
    Type:Report
    ID:15985. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  8. Source:Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)
    Date Published:10/06/2017
    Format:PDF
    Annotation:This 12-page document is the fifth compilation of good practices on integrating gender into humanitarian action in Asia, developed on behalf of the Regional Network Working Group on Gender in Humanitarian Action in the Asia-Pacific region. It highlights examples from the region that support equal treatment of all before, during, and after disasters.
    Type:Report
    ID:15990. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  9. Source:International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
    Date Published:09/27/2017
    Format:Video or Multimedia
    Annotation:This one-hour, 24-minute webinar is a companion to the document, Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence: A Toolkit for Law Enforcement. It discusses how to recognize the role of police in identifying and responding to children following exposure to violence and overwhelming events, how this role aligns with the mission and duties of law enforcement, and how the role of police in identifying and responding to children exposed to violence can strengthen police-community relations; increase officer safety; and break the cycle of violence and victimization in homes, neighborhoods, and communities.
    Authors:Jankowski, Cari; Levins, Eddie; Marans, Steven
    Type:Instructional/Training Material
    Access Notes:This Web page provides links to recording, presentation slides, transcript, and speaker bios.
    ID:16009. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  10. Source:Norwegian Refugee Council
    Date Published:09/20/2017
    Format:PDF
    Annotation:This 68-page report provides an overview of existing programming guidelines for adolescents and youth in emergencies and is a contribution to the goals of the Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action. It specifically contributes to Action 1 of the Compact, which aims to promote and increase age- and gender-responsive and inclusive programs that contribute to the protection, health, and development of young women, young men, girls, and boys within humanitarian settings. It focuses on four sectors, including health.
    Authors:Jepsen, Christian
    Type:Report
    ID:15984. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     

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