Released by the World Health Organization (WHO), A Strategic Framework for Emergency Preparedness is a unifying framework that identifies the principles and elements of effective emergency health preparedness. It adopts the major lessons of previous initiatives and lays out the planning and implementation process by which countries can determine their priorities and develop or strengthen their operational capacities.
In his statement to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Daniel R. Coats, director of national intelligence, offers his assessment of threats to U.S. national security. Some key threats discussed include cyberthreats, emerging and disruptive technologies, and weapons of mass destruction.
Weathering the Storm, the New Jersey Hospital Association’s Hurricane Planning, Response and Recovery Toolkit is designed to assist healthcare facilities in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from the potential consequences of a hurricane impacting the Garden State. This toolkit focuses on sheltering-in-place and recovery planning.
The Division of National Healthcare Preparedness Programs (HPP) has developed the 2017-2022 HPP Performance Measures Implementation Guidance, which is intended to assist awardees and health care coalitions in collecting and reporting on performance measures. HPP is the only source of federal funding for health care delivery system readiness.
This report describes the comprehensive data analysis of damages that faith-based and nonprofit organizations sustained after Hurricane Sandy and the type of recovery aid available after the storm. The report presents the task force’s recommendations that can be implemented to improve the resilience of neighborhoods by supporting the key community institutions that serve them.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its guidelines for preventing influenza pandemic, which focus on nonpharmaceutical strategies to reduce the spread of disease. These strategies fall into three categories: personal protective measures, community measures, and environmental measures.
The U.S. Department of Energy recently released the findings and recommendations from Liberty Eclipse, a multi-state cyber-energy preparedness exercise hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Association of State Energy Officials in December 2016. This report provides recommendations for the energy sector – both government and industry – to improve policies, plans, and procedures for energy emergencies.
The Symposium on Export Control of Emerging Biotechnologies was held in Monterey, California, 18-20 October 2016. Sixty experts representing the scientific, policy, industry, legal, and enforcement fields participated. Along with identifying potential technologies and services for control and associated control mechanisms, the symposium participants generated recommendations to help improve global biosecurity.
This report is an overview of a CNA hosted event on “Keeping Police Officers Safe and Well: Meeting New Challenges.” At the event, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers discussed how approaches to officer safety and wellness have evolved over time and the law enforcement community’s current understanding of these issues.
An emergency can happen at any moment, and the United States must be ready to respond to pandemics, natural disasters, and other public health threats. The Public Health Preparedness and Response: National Snapshot 2017 demonstrates how federal investments enhance the United States ability to respond to public health threats and emergencies.