Health Security: Public Health and Medical Integration for Fusion Centers: An Appendix to the Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers   [open pdf - 2MB]

"This document identifies the recommended actions for state and major urban area fusion centers (fusion centers) to integrate the public health and health care (PH/ HC) community into the fusion process. Development of this capability will inform local, state, and national prevention, protection, response, and recovery activities that support and maintain the health security of the homeland. This document is an appendix to the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative's (Global) Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers (Baseline Capabilities document), which defines the capabilities and provides guidance necessary for a fusion center to be considered capable of performing basic functions of the fusion process (i.e., the gathering, processing, analysis, and dissemination of terrorism, homeland security, and law enforcement information). This document does not identify additional capabilities for fusion centers. Rather, for fusion centers that choose to develop and support a health security capability, it identifies how the centers can effectively integrate the information, resources, personnel, and expertise of the PH/HC community into their existing analysis and information/intelligence sharing processes to assist the center in achieving its mission. This document also provides federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, and private sector PH/HC organizations with an overview of the mutual value of working with their fusion center and the many opportunities for establishing relationships with the fusion center."

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