Category: Public Health

Communications: DHS transfers emergency-response tech

April 7th, 2015 in Disaster Response, Governmental Policy, Preparedness Resources and Apps, Public Health

The Department of Homeland Security’s tech directorate has begun transferring a web-based, app-driven emergency response system to a nonprofit center that will disseminate it more widely among emergency responders. (More)

Ebola modeling floats flood response app

April 7th, 2015 in Climate and Environmental Issues, Disaster Response, Ebola, In the News, Preparedness Resources and Apps, Public Health, Research

Virginia Tech graduate students built a tool that integrates local open data with an Ebola response model to aid emergency response to flooding.(More)

FCC Seeks Comment on What ‘Emergency’ Means for School Mass Notifications

April 7th, 2015 in Disaster Response, Governmental Policy, In the News, Preparedness Resources and Apps, Public Health, Social Aspects

Can schools and colleges consider every mass notification they send out an “emergency?” That’s the question at the heart of a request filed with the Federal Communications Commission by Blackboard. (More)

U.S., Japan Bring Big Data and Data Analytics to Disaster Response

April 7th, 2015 in Community of Practitioners, Disaster Response, Governmental Policy, Public Health, Research

Rapid advances in information technology are providing new opportunities to improve disaster management. For example, new computer systems and networks — from sensor networks to smartphones and cyber-physical systems — are giving rise to powerful data streams that have the potential to facilitate timely and effective action during disasters. (More)

Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management: March 2015 Newsletter

March 9th, 2015 in Climate and Environmental Issues, Community of Practitioners, Disaster Response, Governmental Policy, Industry, National Security, Public Health, Training

Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management March 2015 Newsletter

DelValle Institute February 2015 Newsletter

February 25th, 2015 in Community of Practitioners, Disaster Response, In the News, Massachusetts and Boston, Preparedness Resources and Apps, Public Health, Training

DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness February 2015 Newsletter

World Medical and Health Policy December 2014 Issue

February 5th, 2015 in Governmental Policy, Opportunities, Public Health, Social Aspects

World Medical and Health Policy December 2014 Issue
*Call for Papers on Drug Policy extended until February 13, (presenting at the 5th Annual Forum on Drug Policy coming up in Chicago in April.)

IIHA The Humanitarian Newsletter

February 5th, 2015 in Community of Practitioners, Disaster Response, Ebola, Governmental Policy, Training

Fordham University Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs
The Humanitarian Newsletter: February 4 – February 18

HSDL Critical Releases for February 2015

February 5th, 2015 in Community of Practitioners, Disaster Response, Governmental Policy, National Security, Public Health

HSDL Critical Releases for February 2015:

Domestic Preparedness Journal Weekly Brief: February 4, 2015

February 5th, 2015 in Climate and Environmental Issues, Disaster Response, Ebola, Industry, National Security, Preparedness Resources and Apps, Training

Domestic Preparedness Journal Weekly Brief.