Tagged: public

Shake, Rattle, and Wave: USGS Releases Tsunami Risk Reduction Study

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released a report called “The Science Application for Risk Reduction (SAFRR) Tsunami Scenario”. This report depicts a potential tsunami created by an earthquake offshore from the Alaska Peninsula and how it might impact the coast of California. According to the report, “[t]he tsunami scenario...

Stop and Frisk: Experiences, Perceptions, and Public Safety

The Vera Institute of Justice has published a report titled, Coming of Age with Stop and Frisk: Experiences, Perceptions, and Public Safety Implications. The report contains the results of a study launched in 2011 which examined the question: “How does being stopped by police, and the frequency of those stops,...

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...

New Report Says United States is Ill-Prepared for Natural Disasters

A new report by the American Security Project has found that the United States is ill-prepared to deal with natural disasters, especially as they relate to coastal flooding. The report, called “Climate Change: Coastal Flood Threat”, uses the Netherland’s flood management plans, which are cited as some of the most...

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...

National Preparedness Month Blog: U.S. Disaster Preparedness and Resilience: Recommendations for Reform

The Center for Strategic and International Studies, along with the Pennington Family Foundation, has published a new report titled, White Paper on U.S. Disaster Preparedness and Resilience: Recommendations for Reform. According to the report, the United States faces a growing number of natural disasters which present "a variety of challenges...

DOJ Report on Review of News Media Policies

The Department of Justice has issued a new report on revised media guidelines. In May of this year, “at the President’s direction, the Attorney General initiated a comprehensive evaluation of the Department of Justice’s policies and practices governing the use of law enforcement tools, including subpoenas, court orders, and search...

Rising Cost of Wildfire Protection

Headwaters Economics has released a report on the Rising Cost of Wildfire Protection in the Western United States. The organization, along with Ross W. Gorte formerly of the Congressional Research Service, “produced this report to better understand and address why wildfires are becoming more severe and expensive.” Wildfires are becoming...