Issue Paper – Enhancing the Resilience of Victims After Terrorist Attacks

Enhancing the Resilience of Victims After Terrorist Attacks

Source:European Union, European Commission

Date Published: 3/2018

Format: PDF

Annotation: This 21-page issue paper looks into the resilience of victims and the broader society after a terrorist attack, and proposes how this can be strengthened, building upon the experience and advice of victims from past attacks. It discusses the importance of looking at the variety of reactions displayed by victims and society alike after an attack has taken place, and to explore the key principles when it comes to psychosocial care.

URL:https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/sites/homeaffairs/files/what-we-do/networks/radicalisation_awareness_network/about-ran/ran-rvt/docs/enhancing_resilience_victims_after_terrorist_attacks_032018_en.pdf

Gap Analysis – Understanding the Shortfalls within Radiation Preparedness

NACCHO/RITN Gap Analysis: Understanding the Shortfalls within Radiation Preparedness

Source:National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Date Published: 10/2018

Format: PDF

Annotation: This nine-page document, published by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN), provides information about a project to identify and understand the gaps that exist in public health, health care, and radiation control regarding outreach, training, and programmatic activities, and in turn create recommendations to address identified gaps. It provides a table of recommendations and the root causes of gaps that aligned to recommendations.  

URL:https://ritn.net/workarea/downloadasset.aspx?id=2147484410

Report – Public Health and Climate Change Adaptation Policies in the European Union

Public Health and Climate Change Adaptation Policies in the European Union

Source:World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe

Date Published: 11/2018

Format: PDF

Annotation: This 174-page report from the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe and the European Commission summarizes a joint 18-month project to analyze developments in health policies to address adaptation to climate change in European Union countries and to compile a selection of good practice case studies. Several specific areas for technical improvement can be identified from the results, especially overall strengthening of capacities to ascertain the climate-sensitive disease burden in populations.

URL:http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/environment-and-health/Climate-change/publications/2018/public-health-and-climate-change-adaptation-policies-in-the-european-union-2018

Guide – Communicating Climate Change: A Practitioner’s Guide

Communicating Climate Change: A Practitioner’s Guide

Source:Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

Date Published: 12/2018

Annotation: This 68-page guide to communicating climate change offers tips for practitioners to effectively communicate climate change and climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions, with a focus on convincing people of the need for immediate action. It discusses evidence on the broader public health costs and public harms caused by climate-related emissions, such as the health effects of air pollution.

URL:https://www.arc.byf1.io/resources/communicating-climate-change-practitioners-guide

Report – National Security: Long-Range Emerging Threats Facing the United States As Identified by Federal Agencies

Report – National Security: Long-Range Emerging Threats Facing the United States As Identified by Federal Agencies

Source:U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Date Published: 12/2018

Format: PDF

Annotation: This 27-page report focuses on long-range emerging threats—those that may occur in approximately five or more years, or those that may occur during an unknown timeframe—as identified by various respondents at the Department of Defense, Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The study developed four broad categories for 26 long-range emerging threats that officials identified: Adversaries’ Political and Military Advancements, Dual-Use Technologies, Weapons, and Events and Demographic Changes.

URL:https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-204SP

Guidance – Health of Refugee and Migrant Children: Technical Guidance Source:World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe

Health of Refugee and Migrant Children: Technical Guidance

Source:World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe

Date Published: 12/18/2018

Format: PDF

Annotation: This 44-page document, part of a technical guidance series produced with the European Commission on the health of refugees and migrants, presents policy considerations for promoting refugee and migrant children’s health and well-being, and particularly their mental health. It includes an intersectoral approach that targets risk factors at the individual, family, and community levels. It emphasizes the important role of national/local governments in fostering or hindering equitable living conditions for refugee and migrant children in the areas of housing, healthcare services, and education.

URL:http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-determinants/migration-and-health/publications/2018/health-of-refugee-and-migrant-children-2018

Report – Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety

Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety

Source:U.S. Department of Education (ED)

Date Published: 12/18/2018

Format: PDF

Annotation: This 180-page report from the U.S. Departments of Education, Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services’ Federal Commission on School Safety makes recommendations that address multiple aspects of school safety. The commission was created in March 2018 to review safety practices and make meaningful and actionable recommendations of best practices to keep students safe. Its work is detailed in categories of prevent, protect and mitigate, and respond and recover.

URL:https://www2.ed.gov/documents/school-safety/school-safety-report.pdf

Guidance – Mental Health Promotion and Mental Health Care in Refugees and Migrants: Technical Guidance

Mental Health Promotion and Mental Health Care in Refugees and Migrants: Technical Guidance

Source:World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe

Date Published: 12/18/2018

Format: PDF

Annotation: This 40-page document, part of a technical guidance series produced with the European Commission on the health of refugees and migrants, reviews the prevalence of some disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder and depressive and anxiety disorders in the context of migration. Based on the best available evidence regarding risk factors and areas for intervention, it identifies eight priority action areas for consideration by policymakers regarding the mental health of refugees and migrants. 

URL:http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-determinants/migration-and-health/publications/2018/mental-health-promotion-and-mental-health-care-in-refugees-and-migrants-2018

Transcript – Summary of ACL (Administration for Community Living) Stakeholder Discussion: Opioid Public Health Emergency

Summary of ACL (Administration for Community Living) Stakeholder Discussion: Opioid Public Health Emergency

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Date Published: 3/7/2018

Format: PDF

Annotation: This seven-page document summarizes a conference call that described the Administration for Community Living’s issue brief on the opioid public health emergency as part of a series of issue briefs that promote independent living in the community for older adults and people with disabilities. A table details the discussion themes, which included dual diagnosis, prevalence of opioid use, treatment strategies, and unintended consequences.

URL:https://acl.gov/sites/default/files/Aging%20and%20Disability%20in%20America/OpioidStakeholderMeetingSummary-2018_0.pdf

Webinar – Roles and Responsibilities of Government: Addressing the Health and Wellbeing of People with Disabilities in Disasters

Roles and Responsibilities of Government: Addressing the Health and Wellbeing of People with Disabilities in Disasters

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Date Published: 11/15/2018

Format: Video or Multimedia

Annotation: This one-hour, 16-minute webinar defines and explains federal, state, and local roles and responsibilities in disasters and public health emergencies, and provides a summary of guidance and frameworks used at all levels for planning and coordination. It highlights best practices and examples of effective coordination with community-based organizations to address the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities in disasters.

URL:https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/5917139867452596492