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Readiness for Radiological and Nuclear Events among Emergency Medical Personnel

Among medical providers, even though radiological and nuclear events are recognized as credible threats, there is a lack of knowledge and fear about the medical consequences among medical personnel which could significantly affect the treatment of patients injured and/or contaminated in such scenarios. This study was conducted by the University of Georgia Institute for Disaster Management and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to evaluate the relative knowledge, willingness to respond, and familiarity with nuclear/radiological contamination risks among U.S. and Japanese emergency medical personnel.

Submit an Abstract for the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting and Expo

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is seeking abstract submissions for the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting and Expo taking place November 10-14 in San Diego, CA. The submissions deadline is February 19-24, depending on the topic area. Each year, more than 5,000 abstracts are accepted for presentation. This is the perfect opportunity to showcase your research, gain useful presentation experience and connect with other passionate public health professionals.

Disaster Preparedness to Promote Community Resilience: Information and Tools for Homeless Service Providers and Disaster Professionals

This toolkit offers resources and guidance to help emergency and public health officials, homeless service providers, and health care providers connect with each other and plan for the disaster needs of people experiencing homelessness in their communities. The Toolkit is divided into three sections:

  • Creating an Inclusive Emergency Management System – Section 1 provides guidance for identifying and collaborating with partners to address disaster response and recovery needs of homeless individuals.
  • Guidance for Homeless Service Providers: Planning for Service Continuity – Section 2 provides strategies, tools and guidance for homeless service providers to engage in preparedness and minimize service disruption from a disaster.
  • Guidance for Health Care Providers – Section 3 provides guidance to enhance the capacity of healthcare settings with providers experienced in serving people who are homeless, and provide expanded care following a disaster or public health emergency.

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Readiness for Radiological and Nuclear Events among Emergency Medical Personnel

Among medical providers, even though radiological and nuclear events are recognized as credible threats, there is a lack of knowledge and fear about the medical consequences among medical personnel which could significantly affect the treatment of patients injured and/or contaminated ...

February 2018 NARR Quarterly Call

The January 2018 National Alliance for Radiation Readiness (NARR) Quarterly Call included the following presentations: Ballistic Missile Preparedness by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Radiation Public Communication Tools by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Public Health Radiological/Nuclear Preparedness Webinar – August 2017

On August 24, 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of State and Local Readiness in the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response sponsored a webinar to discuss priority public health actions for state and local ...

Disaster Preparedness to Promote Community Resilience: Information and Tools for Homeless Service Providers and Disaster Professionals

This toolkit offers resources and guidance to help emergency and public health officials, homeless service providers, and health care providers connect with each other and plan for the disaster needs of people experiencing homelessness in their communities. The Toolkit is ...

Protective Action Area Map Templates

Protective Action Area Map Templates offer a starting point for state, local and tribal governments to provide protective action guidance quickly to a population in a specific geographical area during a radiological or nuclear emergency. Each template provides: Space to ...

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