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  1. Source:U.S. Senate, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    Date Published:01/23/2018
    Format:Video or Multimedia
    Annotation:This two-hour, 24-minute Congressional hearing is the second part of a hearing focused on the nation's preparedness to combat public health threats as Congress looks toward reauthorizing the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act later this year. Witnesses discuss the kinds of threats the country faces, health care system preparedness, public health needs, medical countermeasure development, potential pandemic pathogen research, and the global health security agenda.
    Authors:Inglesby, Thomas V.; Dreyzehner, John; MacGregor, Brent; et al.
    Type:Hearing/Testimony
    ID:16590. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  2. Source:U.S. Senate, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    Date Published:01/17/2018
    Format:Video or Multimedia
    Annotation:This two-hour, 24-minute Congressional hearing focuses on the nation's preparedness to combat public health threats as Congress looks toward reauthorizing the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act later this year. Witnesses discuss the mission and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Food and Drug Administration, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the status of the nation's public health and medical preparedness and response capabilities; and areas for improvement.
    Authors:Kadlec, Robert; Gottlieb, Scott; Redd, Stephen
    Type:Hearing/Testimony
    ID:16562. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  3. Source:U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
    Date Published:01/17/2018
    Format:PDF
    Annotation:This 15-page document is testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means about the recently released report on oversight of opioid prescribing in the Medicare program. It looks at Medicare's efforts to reduce inappropriate opioid prescribing, and suggests ways to help Medicare collect information on doctor investigations and at-risk beneficiaries that could help it determine whether its efforts are working.
    Authors:Curda, Elizabeth
    Type:Hearing/Testimony
    Access Notes:Direct link to document: https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/689438.pdf
    ID:16563. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  4. Source:Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
    Date Published:01/08/2018
    Format:PDF
    Annotation:This 77-page document provides a broad overview of the potential adverse human health impacts of climate change in Alaska, and presents examples of adaptation strategies for communities to consider when planning their own response efforts. Health effect topics include Mental Health and Wellbeing, Infectious Diseases and Toxins from Microorganisms, and Water and Sanitation.
    Authors:Yoder, Sarah
    Type:Report
    ID:16557. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  5. Source:United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat (UNISDR)
    Date Published:01/2018
    Format:PDF
    Annotation:This 95-page document provides materials to support disaster recovery planners in their efforts to more effectively manage recovery planning, decision-making, and resource allocation, and complements those found in the existing Guidance Note on Recovery: Health (2010). The discussions and case studies portray an expanded and new perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note. Chapter topics include Emergencies with Health Consequences, Managing Chronic Diseases and Controlling Epidemics, and Supporting Psychosocial and Mental Health Services.
    Type:Guideline/Assessment Tool
    Access Notes:Link to Disaster Lit record for Guidance Note on Recovery: Health (2010): https://disasterlit.nlm.nih.gov/record/4462
    ID:16556. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  6. Source:AMR Industry Alliance
    Date Published:01/2018
    Format:PDF
    Annotation:This 108-page report identifies best practice, opportunities, and gaps where further efforts may be required by industry and other stakeholders to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It is based on analysis of the data about AMR-relevant products: therapeutic agents or technologies that have the potential to treat or prevent infectious diseases and/or combat resistance, including but not limited to antibiotics, vaccines, diagnostics, and novel approaches to address AMR.
    Type:Report
    ID:16589. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  7. Source:World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM)
    Date Published:12/11/2017
    Format:Video or Multimedia
    Annotation:This 24-minute podcast discusses how Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC)-Shreveport physicians responded to the medical needs of over 550 Hurricane Harvey evacuees, including children and the elderly, at the Jewella Critical Transportation Needs Shelter (CTNS) in Shreveport between August 31 and September 6, 2017. The Jewella CTNS is a component of the state's hurricane sheltering plan for those lacking transportation in an evacuation.
    Authors:Hutton, Ally
    Type:Instructional/Training Material
    ID:16559. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  8. Source:World Health Organization (WHO)
    Date Published:12/2017
    Format:PDF
    Annotation:This 76-page operational framework describes the World Health Organization (WHO) Smallpox Vaccine Emergency Stockpile (SVES), and the considerations and processes needed for countries to request vaccine in the event of a smallpox outbreak. It also describes the processes by which donors can deploy vaccine to the WHO SVES, and WHO can deploy vaccine to requesting countries.
    Type:Report
    ID:16578. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  9. Source:Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
    Date Published:12/2017
    Format:PDF
    Annotation:This 56-page report explores why universal health coverage is important for health and wellbeing, sustainable development, and resilience. Chapter 3 discusses how disasters and drivers of risk, such as climate change, negatively impact health and wellbeing, and disrupt the desired health and financial benefits of universal health coverage. It details the direct impacts on health attributable to disasters.
    Authors:Clarke, Lorcan; Le Masson, Virginie
    Type:Report
    ID:16560. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  10. Source:Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC)
    Date Published:11/07/2017
    Format:PDF
    Annotation:This 15-page rapid review report has identified the wastewater treatment plant options used in emergency settings, with decentralized wastewater treatment systems and mobile wastewater treatment units performing most effectively and with minimal costs. Examples are taken from refugee camps and internally displaced people settlements due to the Iraq war, the Israeli-Palestine conflict, and the civil wars in Syria and Sudan.
    Authors:Tull, Kerina
    Type:Report
    ID:16567. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     

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