Disaster Preparedness to Promote Community Resilience: Information and Tools for Homeless Service Providers and Disaster Professionals
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Date posted: 04 December 2017

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 ... Read More

September 2017 NARR Quarterly Call
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: National Alliance for Radiation Readiness (NARR)
  • Date posted: 04 December 2017

The September 2017 National Alliance for Radiation Readiness (NARR) Quarterly Call included the following presentations: Development of an Emergency Response Resource Database by the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD). Enhancing National Preparedness Through Biodosimetry by the Office of ... Read More

A Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding Radiation Preparedness within Local Health Departments
  • Item type: State and Local Response Plans
  • Source: National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
  • Date posted: 20 October 2017

This report describes how local health departments (LHDs) are preparing to respond to radiation emergencies. The report findings are based on survey results and key informant interviews that were conducted in 2015. The research focused on better understanding how public ... Read More

Radiation and Public Health Legal Considerations
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: NARR
  • Date posted: 22 July 2015

In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) developed the radiation legal preparedness project (RLP) to assess state and local legal authorities related to the response to ... Read More

Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance: NRT Technical Assistance Document
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: The U.S. National Response Team (NRT)
  • Date posted: 12 June 2013

To ensure that workers can meet the challenges of disasters, they must be protected from the safety and health risks inherent in the work. This document provides a recommended health monitoring and surveillance framework, referred to as the Emergency Responder ... Read More

Planning Guidance for Response to a Nuclear Detonation
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)
  • Date posted: 12 June 2013

The National Security Staff Interagency Policy Coordination Subcommittee for Preparedness and Response to Radiological and Nuclear Threats developed this guidance to provide emergency planners with nuclear detonation specific response recommendations to maximize the preservation of life in the event of ... Read More

Recommendations for the Follow-Up Assessment of Contaminated Travelers by Radiation Control Health Physics Staff
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 30 August 2012

State radiation control program health physicists often perform the follow-up assessment of contaminated travelers in coordination with the local or state health department. The CDC has released these recommendations for conducting the follow-up assessments. The follow-up assessment should consist of ... Read More

Epidemiological Form for Public Health Follow-Up of Travelers
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Date posted: 30 August 2012

The CDC has developed a form to assist in the follow-up of travelers identified at US ports of entry with radioactive material on their bodies associated with the incident at Fukushima Daiichi, Japan.  This information also includes sample consent language. ... Read More

Recommendations for Follow-up of Travelers
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 30 August 2012

CDC published recommendations for public health follow-up of travelers identified as contaminated with radioactive material by Customs and Border Protection at U.S. Ports of Entry. Read More

The Status of State-level Radiation Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities, 2010
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
  • Date posted: 01 June 2012

Public health preparedness activities have often focused on detection, identification, and response to the intentional release of microbial agents of human disease. Local and state health agencies are less experienced with non-microbial agents, such as chemical and radiologic threats. Nevertheless, ... Read More