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  1. Source:Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law
    Date Published:09/15/2017
    Annotation:This 18-page primer provides a snapshot of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and a timeline on the state and federal emergency declarations declared in response to these hurricanes. It discusses the Impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma; Federal Declared Emergencies; State Declared Emergencies; Emergency Legal Preparedness Issues; Recommended Resources; and Contact Information for Technical Assistance.
    Authors:Hodge, James G.; Morcelle, Madeline
    ID:15874. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  2. Source:Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
    Date Published:09/15/2017
    Annotation:This Web page provides information about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)' response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. It details the federal states of emergency, administrative actions for Medicare, waivers for affected states, and fraud and phishing. It provides links to relevant documents for facilities, and from CMS and affected states.
    Type:Web Page
    ID:15868. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  3. Source:RAND Corporation
    Date Published:09/15/2017
    Annotation:This fact sheet provides information about a tool for measuring and mapping population vulnerability to heat waves: the Heat Vulnerability Index (HVI). Using district-level data on demographic, social, economic, health, and environmental factors gathered from publicly available sources, RAND analysts created the HVI and mapped it for each district in India. The results classify districts according to their degree of heat vulnerability, with the highest scores denoting the greatest heat vulnerability and the lowest scores denoting the lowest heat vulnerability.
    Authors:Ashar, Gulrez Shah; Saha, Shubhayu; Ganguly, Partha; et al.
    ID:15867. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  4. Source:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Date Published:09/14/2017
    Annotation:This resource provides a spreadsheet that outlines categories of inspection regulatory departures from select agent and toxin regulations, grouped according to the level of severity, as well as related enforcement options that may be applied. The intention of this information is to provide awareness of how the Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) considers the severity of inspection findings, and provide visibility to the application of enforcement options to these findings. Example violations are grouped into a three-tier risk scoring system in the categories of low, moderate, and serious severity levels.
    Type:Guideline/Assessment Tool
    ID:15865. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  5. Source:City of New York, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH)
    Date Published:09/12/2017
    Annotation:This 24-page report evaluates the emergency capability and capacity of identified target groups, namely Congregations, Religious (Judicatory) Bodies, and Faith-Based Nonprofits, in New York City. It reviews how or if they prepare for, take steps to mitigate, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies and/or natural and human-caused disasters. It identifies gaps in communication, coordination, training, and other barriers within, across, and between the Faith Sector, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and other city agencies and partners.
    ID:15882. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  6. Source:Congressional Research Service [Library of Congress] (CRS)
    Date Published:09/08/2017
    Annotation:This 16-page report provides information to aid policymakers as they navigate the levels of responsibility of the national emergency management structure, and numerous policy pressure points. It describes the laws and administrative policies governing the disaster response and recovery process. It also reviews the legislative framework that exists for providing federal financial assistance following disasters, as well as the policies the executive branch employs to provide supplemental help to state, tribal, and local governments during times of disasters.
    Authors:Brown, Jared T.; Lindsay, Bruce R.; Petruzzelli, Jaclyn
    ID:15864. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  7. Source:Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
    Date Published:09/08/2017
    Format:Video or Multimedia
    Annotation:This one-hour virtual town hall, presented by ASTHO in association with The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, addresses the opioid epidemic in the speakers' states. Presenters offer their perspectives and shared innovative approaches to preventing opioid misuse and abuse, ranging from education and prevention through treatment and recovery. They discuss what else is needed to reduce opioid misuse and prevent addiction nationwide.
    Authors:Bharel, Monica; Butler, Jay C.; Cline, Terry; et al.
    Type:Instructional/Training Material
    Access Notes:Video also available on You Tube:
    ID:15884. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  8. Source:Congressional Research Service [Library of Congress] (CRS)
    Date Published:09/06/2017
    Annotation:This 16-page report focuses on the requirements applicable to disaster debris management, and the challenges that communities face when attempting to manage it both quickly and safely. It discusses how after a disaster, one of the greatest challenges of rebuilding often involves properly managing disaster-related debris. It also provides an overview of the types of support provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Army Corps of Engineers, and Environmental Protection Agency with respect to disaster debris removal.
    Authors:Luther, Linda
    ID:15887. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  9. Source:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Date Published:09/05/2017
    Annotation:This Web page, updated in September 2017, contains links to information for evacuation centers, including infection control, medical management and patient advisement, glucose monitoring, dialysis care after a disaster, and disaster information for pet centers.
    Type:Web Page
    ID:2665. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  10. Source:Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    Date Published:09/05/2017
    Annotation:This 132-page edition of this report marks the beginning of monitoring the progress made toward achieving a world without hunger and all forms of malnutrition, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. It discusses why the concurrence of conflict and climate-related natural disasters is likely to increase with climate change, as climate change not only magnifies problems of food insecurity and nutrition, but can also contribute to a further downward spiral into conflict, protracted crisis, and continued fragility.
    ID:15875. From Disaster Lit®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

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