Functional Capabilities: Ebola, Enterovirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Planning and Response

  • While this is not a true Functional Capability, it is critical that resources pertaining to these events be easily accessible, for the time being.
  • These tools and resources pertain to all event phases (planning to recovery) for Ebola, Enterovirus and Emerging Infectious Disease.
LinkTool/Resource NameHow this Tool is UsefulKey CapabilitiesFunctional Capability Sets
Children and DisastersThe Children and Disasters webpage reflects resources available to support the integration and implementation of children’s disaster related needs into preparedness, planning, response and recovery efforts initiated by state, local and tribal governments, as well as stakeholders responsible for the temporary care of children.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Crisis standards of care
  • Effective plans and policies for health resilience response, mitigation, and recovery
  • Environmental health management
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Establishing a Hospital Response Network Among Children’s HospitalsA timely and effective response to public health threats requires a broad-reaching infrastructure. Children’s hospitals are focused on evaluating and managing some of the most vulnerable patients and thus have unique preparedness and response planning needs. This article out of the American Journal of Disaster Medicine look into a network that could more evenly distribute hospital readiness and tertiary pediatric patient care capabilities for highly infectious diseases across the country, thus reducing the need to transport pediatric patients across the country and increasing the national capacity to care for children infected with high-consequence pathogens.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Continuous and sustainable process and strategy for community, organizational, and individual health resilience improvement
  • Effective multi-jurisdiction/cross-sector integrated command structure for response and initial recovery
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  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Continuity of Business and Operations, and Supply Chain Management
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  • Plans and Integration
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Talking to Children about EbolaSuggestions for talking to children about Ebola.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Ebola Planning and Response
  • Risk communication (includes managing public expectations and de-escalation)
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Communications, Critical IT Systems, Information Sharing, and Health Data Issues
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Zika Virus UpdateThe CDC's Zika Virus update: A resourceful website with links to: how the virus is spread, symptoms and treatment, prevention, areas with Zika, pregnancy, transmission and risks, and health effects and risks.
  • Public health surveillance and epidemiological investigation
  • Public outreach, information, and education
  • Ebola, Enterovirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Planning and Response
Pediatric Preparedness Resource KitThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created the Pediatric Preparedness Resource Kit to promote collaborative discussions and decision-making among pediatric and public health leaders about pediatric preparedness planning.
  • Agriculture surveillance and food safety/security (from source to consumer)
  • All-hazards threat identification and characterization—natural and manmade, including aging and deteriorating infrastructure, technological threats, and climate change
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  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
Pandemic Influenza: Quarantine, Isolation and Social Distancing - Toolbox for Public Health and Public Behavioral Health ProfessionalsThis reference offers public health leadership guidance regarding psychological and social ramifications of implementing large scale quarantine and isolation within a community. It is also intended for public health and behavioral health workers
  • Ebola Planning and Response
  • Effective prophylaxis and non-pharmaceutical interventions to control disease, including countermeasures planning and dispensing
  • Emerging Infectious Disease Planning and Response
  • Financial resources for public and private sector restoration
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  • Communications, Critical IT Systems, Information Sharing, and Health Data Issues
  • Ebola, Enterovirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Planning and Response
  • Financial and Broader Resourcing Challenges
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
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Ebola Virus Information for Maryland ResidentsThe Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Ebola website includes fact sheets, Q&As, guidance for health care workers and schools, links to translated resources and press conference videos.
  • Ebola Planning and Response
  • Ebola, Enterovirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Planning and Response
Interim Guidance for U.S. Hospital Preparedness for Patients with Possible or Confirmed Ebola Virus Disease: A Framework for a Tiered ApproachGuidance to assist state and local health departments, acute care hospitals, and other emergency care settings (including urgent care clinics) in developing preparedness plans for patients under investigation (PUIs) for Ebola virus disease (EVD). This guidance does not address Ebola preparedness for primary care offices and other non-emergent ambulatory care settings. Guidance for these settings can be found in Identify, Isolate, Inform: Emergency Department Evaluation and Management of Patients Under Investigation for Ebola Virus Disease
  • Ebola Planning and Response
  • Effective plans and policies for health resilience response, mitigation, and recovery
  • Effective prophylaxis and non-pharmaceutical interventions to control disease, including countermeasures planning and dispensing
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  • Ebola, Enterovirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Planning and Response
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
Health Resources on Children in Disasters and EmergenciesThis site is a compendium of resources related to medical and public health issues of children in disasters and emergencies. 
  • Ebola Planning and Response
  • Emergency public health and medical, including mental health services (e.g., availability, certification, mobile assets, emergency triage and pre-hospital treatment, use of remote care technologies)
  • Identification of needs and assistance for at-risk populations (economically-stressed, homeless, elderly, disabled, pregnant women and children) and ethnic groups
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Ebola, Enterovirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Planning and Response
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
Ebola Communication NetworkThe Ebola Communication Network is a collection of health communication materials designed to help address the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa. It includes information and materials for audiences including governments, implementing partners, global health partners, health care workers, individuals and communities.
  • Ebola Planning and Response
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Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for DevelopmentA Website for share ideas that deliver practical and cost-effective innovations to the problem of Ebola. Healthcare workers can contribute ideas and submit solultions
  • Ebola Planning and Response
  • Effective prophylaxis and non-pharmaceutical interventions to control disease, including countermeasures planning and dispensing
  • Emerging Infectious Disease Planning and Response
  • Ebola, Enterovirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Planning and Response
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public HealthList of publications related to Ebola and Hemorrhagic fever
  • Ebola Planning and Response
  • Emergency public health and medical, including mental health services (e.g., availability, certification, mobile assets, emergency triage and pre-hospital treatment, use of remote care technologies)
  • Emerging Infectious Disease Planning and Response
  • Ebola, Enterovirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Planning and Response
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information ResourcesList of / links to resources related to Ebola; covers topics such as organizations, maps, reports, training, etc.
  • Ebola Planning and Response
  • Effective multi-jurisdiction/cross-sector integrated command structure for response and initial recovery
  • Emerging Infectious Disease Planning and Response
  • Training and regional and targeted exercises and drills (for range of stakeholder groups—including health and human service organizations and media)
  • Ebola, Enterovirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Planning and Response
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment to be Used by Healthcare Workers During Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals, Including for Putting on (Donning) and Removing (Doffing)These procedures provide detailed guidance on the types of personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used and on the processes for putting on and removing PPE for all healthcare workers entering the room of a patient hospitalized with Ebola virus disease.
  • Ebola Planning and Response
  • Effective prophylaxis and non-pharmaceutical interventions to control disease, including countermeasures planning and dispensing
  • Emerging Infectious Disease Planning and Response
  • Ebola, Enterovirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Planning and Response
Ebola Preparedness for the U.S. Healthcare SystemDetailed Hospital Checklist for Ebola Preparedness to highlight activities that all hospitals can take to prepare for the possibility of a patient exposed to Ebola arriving for medical care. This webinar is especially for hospital emergency managers, infection control officers, hospital leadership, and clinical staff. The checklist provides practical and specific suggestions to ensure a hospital is able to detect possible Ebola cases, protect employees, and respond appropriately
  • Ebola Planning and Response
  • Emerging Infectious Disease Planning and Response
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