The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the launch of the Tri-Agency Task Force for Emergency Diagnostics. This task force has been created to help leverage the expertise of each agency to advance rapid development and deployment of diagnostic tests in clinical and public health laboratories during public health emergencies.
The event is a unique learning and networking opportunity for emergency preparedness officials and their partners to share perspectives and engage in dialogue on key public health preparedness issues.
This report examines the United States' level of public health emergency preparedness on a state-by-state basis using 10 priority indicators. Taken together, the indicators are a checklist of priority aspects of states’ readiness for public health emergencies.
Seventeen states place in the top tier of a three-tiered measure of performance on 10 indicators of public health and emergency readiness.
The US National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) is intended to help galvanize efforts to minimize the health consequences associated with significant health incidents.
Public health systems must be resilient and prepared to face existing and future disease threats at the human-animal-environment interface. This Operational Framework provides a practical reference toward achieving that aim.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) coordinated exercise focuses on moving seven people acting as patients with Ebola symptoms in different regions of the country.
Offshoring drug and medical supply manufacturing, has put US patients and hospitals in a precarious position.
This video provides guidance on what emergency managers can do to work with public health and elected officials to implement measures that can save lives and, as importantly, avoid ineffective measures that can lose community trust.
The new framework would be built on a tiered regional system emphasizing local healthcare coalitions and trauma centers that integrate their medical response capabilities with federal facilities and local emergency medical services.