The Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit is a comprehensive guide for health care providers on recommendations and best practices for: Managing vaccine inventory and transport; Storing and preparing vaccine; Monitoring vaccine temperature; Using and maintaining storage unit and temperature monitoring equipment; Preparing for emergency storage, handling, and transport situations; Developing standard operating procedures for routine; and emergency vaccine management and training staff.
This guidance is intended to provide advice to support planning an effective and consistent pandemic response by States and communities.
The purpose of this tool is to help emergency response planners and public health officials identify and map the communities that will most likely need support before, during, and after a hazardous event.
The capability standards serve as a state, local, tribal, and territorial resource to assess, build, and sustain jurisdictional public health agency preparedness and response capacity by further defining the jurisdictional public health agency ESF #8 role while guiding program improvement initiatives to address preparedness and response planning gaps.
This video series shows scientists in the field as they collect blood from cave nectar bats, sample saliva from macaques and track the movement of flying foxes across Myanmar to find out what diseases are present in wildlife and whether they could pose a threat to humans.
This report discusses the 2017 US Epidemiology Capacity Assessments four goals:
- Enumerate and describe the applied epidemiology workforce.
- Describe the skills of the applied epidemiology workforce.
- Describe the funding supporting the applied epidemiology workforce.
- Describe epidemiology capacity in targeted health departments .
This report contains hundreds of cross-sectoral activities to better prepare to prevent, detect, and respond to public health emergencies.
This report discusses technologies or categories of technologies that, with further scientific attention and investment could help make the world better prepared and equipped to prevent future infectious disease outbreaks from becoming catastrophic events.
In response to the shortage of intravenous saline solution that was exacerbated during the 2017 hurricane season, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene a workshop to better understand the gaps that led to cascading effects in patient care throughout the US health care system. This document contains the proceedings of that workshop.
The Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Plan (FAD PReP)—Disease Response Strategy: African Swine Fever (2013) provides strategic guidance for responding to an animal health emergency caused by African swine fever (ASF) in the United States.