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Center for Infectious Disease Research And Policy (CIDRAP)

Details: Jan 23, 2021 Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and colleagues have a commentary in Health Affairs on bolstering US pandemic resilience. Nov 9, 2020 Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, has been named as part of President-elect Joe Biden's 13-member COVID-19 Advisory Board.The board comprises leading public health experts who will advise Biden, Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris, and the

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center | CIDRAP

Details: CIDRAP is tracking and analyzing the rapidly evolving worldwide outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease that originated in China. The CIDRAP COVID-19 Resource Center provides a deep well of information for public health experts, business preparedness leaders, government officials, and the public.About COVID-19

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Health Department Operations Center | CIDRAP

Details: Per the National Incident Management System (NIMS), Department Operations Centers (DOC) are established and activated by individual departments to coordinate and control actions specific to that department during an emergency event. A DOC is a physical facility or location similar to the campus Emergency Operations Center (EOC). However, the purpose of a DOC is to manage and coordinate events

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Public Health Practices | CIDRAP

Details: The West Virginia Center for Threat Preparedness developed a county health risk assessment toolkit that gave local jurisdictions the resources they needed to involve communities in risk data collection and analysis. Exercise integrates planning for people with functional needs in general population shelter.

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COMMENTARY: Public health's share of the blame: US COVID

Details: From time to time, a public health expert or even a public health official has tried to explain the post-lockdown need to balance infection control against other priorities—that is, the importance of learning to dance. San Mateo County (California) Health Officer Scott Morrow, an excellent risk communicator, posted this message on May 4:

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Washington State Department of Health | CIDRAP

Details: Washington's web site provides health agencies and providers specific information on issues related to implementing voluntary and involuntary isolation or quarantine. It is a concise, well-constructed guide to issues such as initiation of quarantine, communication with individuals who require quarantine, and processes for extending or removing

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Healthcare systems and public health collaborate on free

Details: Avera Health and Sanford Health are two large healthcare systems that serve rural eastern South Dakota, while Rapid City Regional Health serves the western part of the state. South Dakota only has one local health department in Sioux Falls, so less populated areas rely on the services of the state health department's community health nurses.

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FDA documents show Pfizer COVID vaccine protects after 1

Details: A spokeswoman with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), when asked if federal officials missed a crucial opportunity to buy up more vaccine, said the government is confident that it will have 100 million doses of Pfizer's vaccine and anticipates supplies from five other vaccine candidates.

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Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH | CIDRAP

Details: Dr. Osterholm is Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, a professor in the Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering, and an adjunct professor in

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Public Health Emergency Exercise Toolkit

Details: Emergency Management,and through the state health agency.On the local level,there are many response sectors with which the public health sector needs to plan and coordinate its exercise activities.These activities are common to all response sectors.In general,LPHAs are responsible for Exercise Cycle and Organization Exercise Cycle and

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COVID-19 Podcasts and Webinars | CIDRAP

Details: The health industry is not immune: The economic impact of COVID-19 on health care (IDSA, Jul 21, 2020) COVID-19 faces of disparity: Addressing systemic racism in the midst of pandemic (IDSA, Jul 19, 2020) COVID-19: The race for a vaccine (IDSA, Jul 14, 2020) Acute lung injury in COVID-19 (NEJM, Jul 9, 2020)

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Public Health Practices | CIDRAP

Details: Public Health Practices. 400+ practices from 48 states for emergency preparedness & response. Find Practices. FEATURED About PHP. Infection control internships help students, health services. Phone monitoring of students with ILI. Find practices . For what situation are you preparing?

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Tennessee Department of Health - Mid-Cumberland Region

Details: Tennessee Department of Health - Mid-Cumberland Region, Tennessee. The Extended Childcare materials provide a process through which state employees could contract childcare services if they are required to respond to an emergency. This practice may be seen as an all-hazards approach to recognizing and assessing childcare availability as a

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Health Department Mini-Grants to Colleges and Universities

Details: Health departments generally provided H1N1 and seasonal influenza vaccine at no cost to institutions of higher education. However, colleges and universities bore the financial burden of other response efforts, such as communications campaigns, equipment and supplies for vaccine clinics, and costs associated with isolating ill students.

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HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT (HRA): SAMPLE COUNTY REPORT

Details: health jurisdictions, providing services for West Virginia’s 55 counties, will be used to provide a baseline health preparedness dataset for counties, regions and the state. Purpose Risk assessments Medical Materiel Management and Distributionare included in the planning cycle for public health preparedness. The

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Public Health - Seattle & King County | CIDRAP

Details: Public Health-Seattle and King County (WA) developed the Vulnerable Populations Action Team (VPAT) to ensure that vulnerable populations have access to public health information and services about preparedness, response, and recovery. The team includes a diverse cross section of staff with public health expertise in vulnerable populations

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Home Care Guide: Providing Care at Home During Pandemic

Details: The Home Care Guide provides the public with a comprehensive description of how to care for sick family members at home during a pandemic. It includes lists of emergency supplies, guidelines on how to limit the spread of disease at home, instructions on how to take care of sick household members safely and effectively and basic information about pandemic flu. This guide was created prior to

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Fund to aid families of health workers who were killed by

Details: The "Lost on the Frontline" project from Kaiser Health News and The Guardian tracks 1,375 US healthcare professionals who have died from COVID-19, including Adeline Fagan, MD, an OB/GYN resident who was just 28 when she died on Sep 19. She was one of four sisters working in the medical field.

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CDC advises when it's safe to leave COVID-19 self

Details: Health officials said it's too soon to tell if the uptick represents a new wave of cases related to reopening, or if the cases reflect more testing being conducted across the state. COVID-19 cases recorded the week of May 18 may have been diagnosed up to 2 weeks prior, the Georgia Department of Public Health said.

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Public health leaders cite lessons of 2001 anthrax attacks

Details: "Public health staffs are the unsung national heroes who give time and risk their lives to ensure the safety and security of the public," Pillai says. He writes that the hardest challenge at the time was the lack of resources and personnel to process the large number of samples. Since then, CDC "focus C" grants have provided for trained

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Public Health Practices | CIDRAP

Details: Public Health Practices Project has ended. The Public Health Practices (PHP) program at the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) concluded a 12-month study in 2014 to assess (1) the needs of public health preparedness professionals, (2) how the forces of health reform affect them, (3) what role our project might play going forward, and (4) options for sustainable funding.

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Health workers, especially minorities, at high risk for

Details: At the peak of the pandemic in the United States and the United Kingdom, frontline healthcare workers (HCWs) who had adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) were still at more than three times the risk of COVID-19 infection than the general public—even after accounting for differences in testing frequency, according to a study published late last week in The Lancet Public Health.

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CDC issues health advisory on extensively drug-resistant

Details: The agency confirms 9 cases not tied to international travel but says reporting for 2020 is not yet complete.

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COVID-19 Supply Chain Issues | CIDRAP

Details: Amid COVID health worker shortage, foreign-trained professionals sit on sidelines (Kaiser Health News, Jan 25) Other supply chain issues. Consumer demand snaps back. Factories can't keep up. (Wall Street Journal, Feb 22) From the filings: Supply chain lessons from the pandemic (Journal of Accountancy, Feb 18)

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Outreach Initiatives Aim To Reduce H1N1 Disparities | CIDRAP

Details: The Massachusetts State Department of Public Health is dedicating over $1 million in funding to enable community-based organizations (CBOs), such as community health centers, to perform outreach to the populations especially hard hit by the flu. It is also expanding the "Flu Facts" media campaign to speak directly to African-American and Latino audiences, which has played a vital role in

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WHO, partners unveil massive COVID-19 vaccine, treatment

Details: "Countries, health partners, manufacturers, and the private sector must act together and ensure that the fruits of science and research can benefit everybody." Besides France, countries represented today by heads of state or their proxies were South Africa, Germany, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Italy, Rwanda, Norway, Spain, Malaysia, and the United

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Infectious Disease Topics | CIDRAP

Details: CIDRAP - Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

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China releases genetic data on new coronavirus, now deadly

Details: In quickly moving developments last night, health officials from Wuhan, China, posted a novel coronavirus (nCoV) pneumonia outbreak update, which scaled back the number of cases to 41 and noted the first death, and researchers from China released the genetic sequence of the nCoV.

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Children, teens report mental distress amid pandemic

Details: The researchers said that public health mitigation policies, lack of contact with friends and nature, exposure to family members who continually discuss numbers of COVID-19 infections and deaths, increased social media use, negative parental emotional displays due to lost income, and increased threat of family violence due to the closure of key

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Analysis finds limited evidence for HCW flu vaccination

Details: An increasing number of health systems require staff to receive flu shots or else wear a mask during flu season, but the efforts have been met with pushback from some medical worker groups. Employee groups support flu vaccination and other measures to control the spread of flu, but many say workers should have the right to opt out for health

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Standards and Guidelines for Healthcare Surge during

Details: The California Department of Public Health has outlined a process for dealing with the complex issues of clinical care surge capacity during a public health emergency. The tools could serve as an educational model for other states that are attempting to address this challenging topic.

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Telephone triage and treatment protocol | CIDRAP

Details: The University Health Services (UHS) clinic is normally staffed by an on-call clinician on Labor Day, yet the flood of phone calls from sick and worried students overwhelmed the one staff member. Due to the rush of calls, the clinic was compelled to open with the assistance of physicians who volunteered to begin screening and treating students

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Oklahoma Push Partner Program | CIDRAP

Details: The Oklahoma Department of Health developed a Push Partner Program in response to Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21, which asked all communities to be prepared to provide prophylaxis to their entire population within 48 hours. The "push" strategy involves distributing medications to partner agencies, which then dispense the medications to their employees, employees' family members

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As pandemic rages, PPE supply remains a problem | CIDRAP

Details: In a recent letter sent to the National Governor's Association, the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living urged state public health agencies to provide additional support on PPEs, particularly N95 respirators, which provide better respiratory protection than masks do. The groups said that nearly 20% of

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Mental anguish in COVID-19 survivors, young US adults

Details: The survey was a follow-up to one conducted in June, in which 40.9% of adults reported poor mental health or behavioral health symptoms. At that time, 74.9% of participants aged 18 to 24 years reported symptoms, in contrast with only 15.1% of adults 65 and older.

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GAO: Military anthrax shots caused many reactions

Details: (CIDRAP News) The Pentagon's mandatory anthrax shots caused adverse reactions in most recipients and helped prompt many Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard members to transfer to other units or leave the military between 1998 and 2000, according to a survey by Congress's General Accounting Office (GAO).

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Public Health Emergency Exercise Toolkit | CIDRAP

Details: The Public Health Emergency Exercise Toolkit was developed by the Columbia University School of Nursing to guide local public health agency staff in conducting emergency drills and exercises. The overarching goals of the toolkit are to aid local public health planners in 1) developing, implementing, and evaluating emergency drills and exercises, and 2) facilitating the public health aspects of

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Trump signs executive order to improve flu vaccines | CIDRAP

Details: Tom Inglesby, MD, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, on Twitter today said the executive order was good and strong, requiring a new plan for faster manufacturing, improving public understanding about flu and promoting better coverage, government study of vaccine effectiveness and costs, and a lot more.

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COMMENTARY: Health workers need optimal respiratory

Details: Dr Brosseau is a Professor and Dr Jones an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Authors' disclaimer: This commentary reflects the personal opinions of the authors.

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COVID-19 sickens over 1,700 health workers in China

Details: Health officials deleted some earlier Hubei cases, because some had been double-counted. Local cases climb in Singapore, Japan Singapore's health ministry today reported 9 more COVID-19 infections, all of them apparently local cases, raising the country's total to 67, the most outside of China, excluding the cluster on the Diamond Princess

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COVID variant-fueled surge, health system pressure trigger

Details: Over the holiday weekend, UK health officials said it will allow the mixing of COVID-19 vaccines in rare instances, according to Reuters. Last week, health officials urged health workers to delay the second dose of the two emergency use vaccines, deviating from second-dose timing used in phase 3 clinical trials. B117 variant in more than 30

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Studies spotlight COVID racial health disparities

Details: The health system had used mobile clinics and drive-up testing to overcome barriers to testing, which they recommend for areas with high infection rates and limited testing access. "Until we routinely examine quality of care outcomes by granular demographic measures, such as language or country of origin, disparities in care for immigrants can

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CDC panel moves health workers, nursing home residents to

Details: CDC officials said the recommendation is a guide for health departments that are placing their vaccine orders and are determining how they want to provide the doses. Though the recommendation mentions healthcare workers first, CDC officials said there is no preferential order between them and long-term care residents.

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San Francisco Job Action Sheets | CIDRAP

Details: San Francisco has provided over 120 specific job action sheets for public health professionals who are responding to various aspects of an infectious disease emergency. The job action sheets are based on San Francisco's functional Infectious Disease Emergency Response plan, which uses a NIMS-compliant Incident Command System organization structure.

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Studies: 1% of healthcare workers had COVID-19 | CIDRAP

Details: Two studies published today in JAMA Network Open reveal a 1% COVID-19 infection rate in healthcare workers (HCWs) in hospitals in the southern Netherlands and Wuhan, China, but with higher rates in HCWs who reported no exposure to COVID-19 patients.. The first study, involving 9,705 HCWs screened at two teaching hospitals in Breda and Tilburg, the Netherlands, identified 1,353 who reported

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HSEEP-based emergency exercise toolkit tailors tabletop

Details: The combined efforts of the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Chicago Health System Coalition for Preparedness and Response produced a toolkit to introduce Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) policy and guidance in a usable format for hospitals and health facilities.

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COVID surges press health systems in several nations | CIDRAP

Details: In western Asia, Lebanon's health system is also under pressure due to a surge in cases, and the country tightened its lockdown, which now includes an all-day curfew in effect until Jan 25, according to Reuters. Global COVID-19 cases today reached 91,374,370, including 1,956,635 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins online tracker.

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