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  1. Source:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Date Published:04/21/2017
    Annotation: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.
    Type:Guideline/Assessment Tool
    Access Notes:Link to Technical Report 2: https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/44314
    Link to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) summary: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/rr/rr6601a1.htm
    ID:14726. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  2. Source:Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)
    Date Published:04/21/2017
    Format:Video or Multimedia
    Annotation: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.
    Authors:Kirsch, Tom; Gostin, Lawrence; Hodge, James G.; et al.
    Type:Instructional/Training Material
    Access Notes:Discussion begins at 22 minutes into the recording.
    ID:14734. 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:04/19/2017
    Annotation: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 protect people.
    Type:Guideline/Assessment Tool
    ID:14716. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  4. Source:U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
    Date Published:04/18/2017
    Annotation: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 call when they are ready.
    Type:Factsheet
    ID:14717. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  5. Source:International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
    Date Published:04/18/2017
    Annotation: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.
    Type:Guideline/Assessment Tool
    ID:14709. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  6. Source:U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
    Date Published:04/17/2017
    Format:PDF
    Annotation: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 Performance Measures; and Section 5: Select U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States Performance Measures.
    Type:Guideline/Assessment Tool
    ID:14705. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  7. Source:Harvard University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    Date Published:04/17/2017
    Format:PDF
    Annotation: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.
    Authors:Digidiki, Vasileia; Bhabha, Jacqueline
    Type:Report
    ID:14710. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  8. Source:Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
    Date Published:04/06/2017
    Format:PDF
    Annotation: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.
    Authors:Kolker, Jimmy
    Type:Report
    ID:14708. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  9. Source:Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
    Date Published:04/2017
    Annotation: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.
    Type:Report
    ID:14720. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     
  10. Source:Trust for America's Health
    Date Published:04/2017
    Format:PDF
    Annotation: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.
    Authors:Segal, Laura; Martin, Alejandra
    Type:Report
    ID:14721. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
     

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