Public Health Practices: Enhancing Emergency Preparedness & Response
Public Health Practices
Enhancing Emergency Preparedness & Response
ASTHO - The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Bioterrorism

The deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, or other germs (agents) used to cause illness or death in people, animals, or plants. Examples of biological agents include anthrax, botulism, Q fever, and tularemia. For more information, please visit the CDC page on bioterrorism.

Points of dispensing (PODs) sites located in schools or community buildings are a standard part of preparing to provide medication or vaccine to the public during an infectious disease outbreak or...

Hospital-Based Public Health Epidemiologist Program for Biosurveillance

The North Carolina Division of Public Health (NC DPH) developed a program to increase surveillance for potential bioterrorist or infectious disease events by placing public health epidemiologists in...

A NIMS-based approach provides a framework to establish an acute care center (ACC) for a bioterrorism event, but much of the information could easily be extrapolated to a pandemic situation. The...

Closed Dispensing Site Guide (MN)

The Closed Dispensing Site Workbook is designed to help community organizations become closed dispensing sites to administer medication to their staff and/or clients during an emergency. The workbook...

Oklahoma Push Partner Program

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...

Sample resort MOU for SNS (NV)

A Nevada health department established a potential Memorandum of Understanding with resorts in the Las Vegas region for distribution of Strategic National Stockpile medications in the event of a...

Central Brooklyn Center for Bioterrorism and Preparedness Planning: An Integrated Plan to Augment Surge Capacity (NY)

A concept of operations describes an integrated approach to developing surge capacity plans between multiple hospitals. Four hospitals in Brooklyn, New York, developed a collaborative plan by...