This toolkit helps you work with key stakeholders to develop methods for the dispensing of medical countermeasures (such as antibiotics, antivirals, vaccines, and supplies) during public health emergencies involving public health agencies, hospitals, long term care facilities, and pharmacies.
Per a directive from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) large metropolitan regions have been tasked with delivering medication to the public within 48 hours after notification of a biological emergency event. Dispense Assist supports public health agencies with accomplishing this mission by providing an online screening tool that allows users to generate vouchers for medication.
The new strategy outlines four goals: preventing food safety problems in the foreign supply chain prior to entry into the U.S.; effectively detecting and refusing entry of unsafe foods at U.S. borders; responding quickly when the FDA learns of unsafe imported foods; and measuring our progress to ensure that our imported food safety program remains effective and efficient.
The Pandemic Response Box contains 400 diverse drug-like molecules active against bacteria, viruses or fungi.
Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) have launched the Pandemic Response Box to provide researchers with free access to 400 diverse compounds to accelerate the discovery of new treatments for life-threatening pandemic diseases.
The Biodefense Policy Landscape Analysis Tool can be utilized to better understand the current state of the US biodefense enterprise.
This tool enables pig producers to evaluate areas for biosecurity improvement on their farms by completing a short questionnaire based on African swine fever (ASF) virus scientific literature and practical experience, intended to help reducing the ASF introduction risk level.
This software allows users to simulate the effects of various interventions – including vaccination, school closure, facemasks, and patient isolation – on the spread of an influenza pandemic.
This spreadsheet allows hospital administrators and emergency planners to estimate hospitalizations and deaths during an influenza pandemic and to compare existing hospital capacity to expected numbers of patients needing hospitalization, intensive care, and ventilator support.
This tool allows public health laboratories to assess strengths and gaps in informatics capability by addressing 19 critical operational areas. It charts data longitudinally, enabling laboratories to measure growth and leverage results.