Public Health Practices publishes two newsletters on a monthly basis. UPDATE features descriptions of 5 to 6 practices on a current theme, links to recently published practices, related resources, and project updates. BRIEF provides a short list of links to often-hard-to-find resources on a single topic.
A look at how health agencies, universities, and community-based organizations use hotlines and call centers to provide emergency information, vaccine safety guidance, and triage or treatment services during a disaster or infectious disease outbreak.
Emergency Support Function 8 (ESF8) encompasses nearly all public health and healthcare preparedness issues, yet since its inception, it's drawn attention to a thornier issue: how, when, and if to use volunteers during a disaster response.This issue features practices that address volunteer integration, training, and credentialing.EDITORS' NOTE: You'll also notice that we've updated the look and feel of our newsletter to match our new Web site. Let us know what you think!