"The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created this guide to provide the most important information that media professionals might need in the field while covering a terrorist attack or other public health emergency. This guide was developed by HHS' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs as a compact companion to a more comprehensive guide on these topics, called 'Terrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies: A Reference Guide for Media.' This field guide is mainly aimed towards individual reporters, but may also be useful for newsroom managers and other media professionals. These guides were created specifically to fill the void of expert-reviewed and approved information about terrorist agents and the public health system focusing on the unique needs posed by extreme public health emergencies. Resources dealing with natural disasters and related issues already exist in many forums. Just the same, many of the new programs and resources described in this field guide--and more fully in the media reference guide--are relevant to all public health emergencies including natural disasters. So, we hope this guide will be useful to you in a wide variety of emergencies."
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHH): http://www.hhs.gov/