Tagged: health

Report on Strategies to Reduce U.S. Drug Demand

The United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control recently released a report entitled Reducing the U.S. Demand for Illegal Drugs that outlines the strategies for Congress and the Obama Administration to reduce the massive U.S. demand for illegal drugs. Drug abuse costs the United States $193 billion a year...

Defining Standards of Care During a Crisis

Disasters can overwhelm a health care system so quickly that delivery of medical services can be very difficult. In a new report the Institute of Medicine developed guidance that health care professionals can use to establish a standard of care during a disaster. The report “Crisis Standards of Care: A...

New Report on Foodborne Illness and the Food Safety Working Group

The Federal Food Safety Working Group Progress Report, December 2011 The White House has released a new report on the Food Safety Working Group (FSWG). The FSWG was created by President Obama in March 2009. The group is a “central coordinating mechanism for the federal government’s food safety activities that...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Zombie Apocalypse Part II: Zombie Pandemic

Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) utilized an innovative tactic to capture the public’s attention with regards to disaster preparedness. Entitled, “Social Media: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse”, it merged pop culture with the all too real threat of natural disasters in a manner that got...