Public Health England launches new infectious disease strategy

The new strategy builds on existing work to provide a framework to identify rare, novel, and dangerous pathogens; espond to new agents and threats by developing diagnostic and microbiological surveillance tools; and utilizing new technologies which provide rapid and robust analytical information to inform public health interventions and emergency resonse.

FDA, CDC, and CMS launch task force to help facilitate rapid availability of diagnostic tests during public health emergencies

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.

2019 Preparedness Summit

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.

Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism, 2019

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. 

Operational Framework for Strengthening Human, Animal, and Environmental Public Health Systems at their Interface

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.