Document: 19752

Title:

Ready or Not: Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism.
Author: Trust for America's Health (TFAH).
Source: Washington, D.C; TFAH; Dec. 2016. 108 p. ilus, tab.
Keywords: ATENCION DE DESASTRES (EMERGENCIAS). SALUD PUBLICA. MEDICION DE RIESGO. PLANIFICACION EN SALUD. BIOTERRORISMO.MITIGACION (REDUCCION O ATENUACION) DEL RIESGO. VIGILANCIA EPIDEMIOLOGICA. PLANIFICACION EN DESASTRES



   
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  Introduction  
Section 1: State-by infectious disease prevention and control indicators  
  Indicator Chart  
  Indicator Map  
  Indicator Summary  
  Indicator 1: Public Health Funding Commitment — State Public Health Budgets  
  Indicator 2: National Health Security Preparedness Index™  
  Indicator 3: Public Health Accreditation  
  Indicator 4: Flu Vaccination Rates  
  Indicator 5: Climate Change Readiness  
  Indicator 6: Food Safety — DNA Fingerprinting Using Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis for Testing Escherichia coli  
  Indicator 7: Reducing Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) — Implemented Four
Recommended Activities to Build Capacity for HAI Prevention
 
  Indicator 8: Public Health Laboratories - Laboratories Reported Having a Biosafety Professional  
  Indicator 9: Public Health Laboratories — State Laboratories Provided Biosafety Training and/or Provided Information about Biosafety Training Courses for Sentinel Clinical Labs  
  Indicator 10: Healthcare Preparedness Access to Disaster  
Section 2: National Health Security Issues and Recommendations  
Background Review of Major Recent Federal Directives, Strategies and Reports  
  A. Reforming Baseline Abilities to Diagnose, Detect and Control Health Crises: Foundational Capabilities  
  B. Supporting Stable, Sufficient Funding for Ongoing Emergency Preparedness — and Funding a Permanent Public Health Emergency Fund for Immediate and “Surge” Needs During an Emergency  
  C. Supporting Global Health Security  
  D. Improving Federal Leadership Before, During and After Disasters  
  E. Innovating and Modernizing Infrastructure, Including Biosurveillance and Medical Countermeasures Development and Wider Implementation of Faster Diagnosis  
  F. Maintaining a Robust, Well-Trained Public Health Workforce  
  G. Rebooting and Developing a New Strategy for Hospital and Healthcare Readiness; Improving Healthcare Infectious Control Practices  
  H. Supporting Community Resilience — for Communities to Better Cope and Recover from Emergencies — With Better Behavioral Health Infrastructure and Capacity  
  I. Readying for Climate Change and Weather-Related Threats  
  J. Stopping Superbugs and Antibiotic Resistance  
  K. Improving Vaccination Rates — for Children and Adults  
  L. Fixing Food Safety  
Appendix A: State Public Health Budget Methodology  
Appendix B: Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHP) and Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Grants to States