Tagged: health

Trouncing the Triple Threat: Promoting Psychological Health with Fact Sheets on Disaster, Disease and Distress

The Uniformed Services University has collected resources to promote psychological health. These resources are intended for civilian and military communities. This compilation, titled “Disaster, Disease and Distress: Resources to Promote Psychological Health and Resilience in Military and Civilian Communities“, is meant to address the psychological impact of traumatic events. From...

UN Report Verifies Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

Following the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria on August 21, 2013, the United Nations sent a team of experts to Damascus to investigate the area and determine the validity of the charges against the Assad regime. The UN team’s findings were recently released in a report which concluded...

Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have published a report titled, Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013. The report provides a “snapshot of the burden and threats posed by the antibiotic-resistant germs having the most impact on...

National Preparedness Month Blog: Engaging the Public in Critical Disaster Planning and Decision Making

The National Academies Press has released a new report, "Engaging the Public in Critical Disaster Planning and Decision Making," that provides a summary of the workshop held by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) at the March 2013 NACCHO (National Association of County and City Health Officials) Public Health Preparedness Summit....

REMM Updates Mobile App for Radiation Event Response

The Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released updated versions of their mobile apps for mobile platforms and has included updates to their full site. The mobile app, called Mobile REMM, provides guidance for health care providers as well as evidence-based, usable radiation...

NACCHO to Host Public Health Preparedness Summer Webinar Series

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) are hosting a Public Health Preparedness Summer Webinar Series. These free webinars will focus on the latest research into emergency management issues related to health officials, including pandemic planning and policy guidance. The first webinar, titled “Planning for Pandemics: Crunching...

Most Pressing Research Priorities for Reducing the Threat of Gun Violence in the United States

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council have released a prepublication report that identifies research priorities for the most pressing gun violence problems in the United States. The report, “Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence,” “proposes priorities for a research agenda to improve understanding...

Drug Problem in the Americas

In a new two-part report released by the Organization of American States (OAS), “The Drug Problem in the Americas,” the stagnant problem of drug use in the Americas is addressed, along with possible solutions and potential consequences if coordinated and effective action is not taken. As a precursor to this...

FDA Offers Food Defense Plan Builder

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offers the Food Defense Plan Builder which “is a user-friendly software program designed to assist owners and operators of food facilities with developing personalized food defense plans for their facilities. This user-friendly tool harnesses existing FDA tools, guidance, and resources for food...

Webinar on Essential Disaster Health Information for Your Mobile Device

“There are many mobile resources and apps available to assist responders, public health professionals and others in the disaster and preparedness workforce with information needs before and during emergencies and disasters. However, loading these resources on a mobile device just prior to or during a disaster may be too late....