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Improving Local Health Department Cybersecurity

Cyberattacks against local governments are becoming a new normal yet the nation is not doing enough to prepare local health departments LHDs from such attacks More than just a technological issue addressed by information technology IT professionals cyberattacks can threaten lives and result in losses of integrity availability confidentiality and

New Emergency Rule: Challenge for Some, Good for All

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS implemented a comprehensive emergency preparedness rule in 2016 that applies to nearly every healthcare provider in the nation and outlines steps those providers must take to improve their preparedness and ensure sustainability in the face of a disaster The rule compels healthcare

Social Impact Bonds & Sustainable Disaster Risk Reduction

National policy and practice tend to focus efforts and resources on disaster response and recovery rather than on disaster risk reduction Understanding disaster risks and incentivizing sustainable risk reduction efforts could help reduce overall disaster costs and even save lives

The Broad Topic of Environmental Health & Security

The Ebola outbreak droughts and the Elk River chemical spill are just a few of the environmental health concerns that have occurred in 2014 With many societal and cultural changes such broad topics can be difficult to effectively address but this podcast brings together subject matter experts to do just

Call for a Dedicated Environmental Health & Security Strategy

The natural and built environments affect personal and population health but the effects are often only visible over time Countering the threat of harmful substances and organisms in food water air and soil requires a multidiscipline approach Determining where environmental health and security fits alongside public health strategy and homeland

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Article Out Loud – Elegant Community Preparation

  Full article by Aaron Titus, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, the executive director for Crisis Cleanup shares how elegant community preparation offers a process that simplifies disaster planning efforts for community members. Communities need to prepare together and focus on

Article Out Loud – Navigating the Seismic Dance: Preparedness in the Ring of Fire

  Full article by Alicia Johnson, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, an emergency manager with extensive experience in risk communications and public affairs informs readers about the multifaceted nature of earthquake risks and delineates the indispensable role organizations play in mitigating

Article Out Loud – National Security: A Range of Threats

  Full article by Anthony Mottola and Richard Schoeberl, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 1, 2024. In this feature article, two law enforcement and counterterrorism experts discuss the growing threats from organized foreign terrorist groups to homegrown terrorists inspired by them. Members of the intelligence community have

Article Out Loud – Sustaining Those Working in Disasters

  Full article by Jolie Wills, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 24, 2024. In this featured article, a cognitive scientist and psychosocial disaster recovery specialist emphasizes the importance of supporting those working in emergency response roles before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. Leaders and their teams

Article Out Loud – Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness

  Full article by Andrew (Andy) Altizer, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, an emergency manager with military experience points out that emergency managers, public health officials, and first responders often stress the importance of physical fitness, but sometimes neglect mental fitness.

Article Out Loud – Primary Care Investments to Increase Community Resilience

  Full article by Angie Im, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, a healthcare research and policy expert describes the importance of community health centers and their impact on community resilience. These medical lifelines for millions of Americans are facing financial and

Article Out Loud – The Missing Plague Vials

  Full article by Robert C. Hutchinson, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, an experienced federal agent shares a true story of missing bubonic plague vials, an airport bomb threat, and other suspicious activities that demonstrate continued national and homeland security vulnerabilities

Article Out Loud – The “R” Word

  Full article by George Schwartz, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 10, 2024. In this featured article, an associate professor at Immaculata University addresses the challenge of defining resilience and the need to go beyond hazard mitigation. With 2024 being the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s “Year of Resilience,”

Article Out Loud – Dungeons and Disasters: Gamification of Public Health Responses

  Full article by Michael Etzel and Michael Prasad, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 10, 2024. In this featured article, two emergency managers describe how advanced technologies are offering new ways to train personnel, exercise public health responses like COVID-19, and prepare response agencies for many other

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