Mission Areas: Mitigation

  • Agriculture surveillance and food safety/security (from source to consumer)
  • Assessment of community health resilience demographics (geography and climate, population factors, housing characteristics, economic and environmental factors, jurisdictions within the community, and cultural and political (e.g., home rule) issues and human factors of relevance to community health
  • Assurance of lifelines and essential disaster supply chains (e.g., food, water, fuel) and services (e.g., wastewater and solid waste disposal, power generators, transportation)
  • Broad stakeholder involvement in planning and implementation, includes identification of key stakeholder groups and constituencies (includes public health, healthcare services, at-risk, ethnic, and faith-based groups)
  • Continuous and sustainable process and strategy for community, organizational, and individual health resilience improvement
  • Creating public support and securing financial resources for mitigation
  • Cross-sector, jurisdiction/national border, and discipline information sharing
  • Cross-sector/multi-jurisdiction (regional) and cross-national border coordination and understanding of roles and responsibilities
  • Decontamination of structures, assets, soil, and water
  • Effective plans and policies for health resilience response, mitigation, and recovery
  • Environmental health management
  • Financial resources for public and private sector restoration
  • HAZMAT management (response, removal)
  • Health resilience assessment and measurement approaches for facilities, assets, and communities
  • Identification and understanding of critical assets and dependencies/interdependencies
  • Identification of and work-arounds for barriers to care
  • Identification of needs and assistance for at-risk populations (economically-stressed, homeless, elderly, disabled, pregnant women and children) and ethnic groups
  • Legal, liability, and regulatory issues, constraints/waivers
  • Mitigation of hazards to health and healthcare facilities and systems with focus on identifying effective
  • Ongoing medical care, such as dialysis, medical resource availability, palliative health, and access to routine care, especially for children and pregnant women.
  • Public outreach, information, and education
  • Resumption of government, businesses, medical, community, and social services
  • Ebola Planning and Response
  • Enterovirus Planning and Response
  • Emerging Infectious Disease Planning and Response
  • Hurricane Harvey Toolset
LinkTool/Resource NameHow the Tool is UsefulKey CapabilitiesFunctional Capability Sets
Presidential Policy Directive/PPD-21: Critical Infrastructure Security and ResilienceThe Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience advances a national unity of effort to strengthen and maintain secure, functioning, and resilient critical infrastructure. This directive establishes national policy on critical infrastructure security and resilience. This endeavor is a shared responsibility among federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) entities, and public and private owners and operators of critical infrastructure. The directive identifies 16 critical infrastructure sectors, including Healthcare and Public Health. Critical infrastructure must be secure and able to withstand and rapidly recover from all hazards. Achieving this will require integration with the national preparedness system across prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. The directive specifies that U.S. efforts shall address the security and resilience of critical infrastructure in an integrated, holistic manner to reflect.
  • Effective plans and policies for health resilience response, mitigation, and recovery
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Plans and Integration
Resources for Schools: Educating for EmergenciesThe American Red Cross is committed to helping youth and young adults become better prepared for a disaster or emergency. We work closely with schools, scout groups, and youth-serving organizations to raise awareness of disaster risk and build resiliency among young people. Our age-appropriate preparedness materials and training educate youth with engaging activities and easy action steps.
  • Public outreach, information, and education
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Plans and Integration
Dispensing Medical Countermeasures for Public Health EmergenciesThe purpose of this resource is to summarize a workshop that was conducted with the objective of reviewing a range of solutions to provide medical countermeasures rapidly to large numbers of people to protect them before or during a public health emergency, such as a bioterrorist attack or infectious disease outbreak. The intended user for both the workshop and this summary are healthcare and government officials who would be in charge of coordinating a response to an outbreak. This resource provides value to community health resilience by exploring viable options for how the healthcare field should respond to an attack or outbreak.
  • Continuous and sustainable process and strategy for community, organizational, and individual health resilience improvement
  • Communications, Critical IT Systems, Information Sharing, and Health Data Issues
  • Plans and Integration
  • Response Challenges
Evidence-Informed Guidelines for Child-Focused Pandemic Planning and ResponseThis report examines the physical, social, and mental health effects of pandemic on children and families. Based upon these findings, the report also provides a set of evidence-informed, child-focused, best practice guidelines for use by stakeholders during future pandemics across a variety of relevant fields. This research provides value to community health resilience by investigating the impacts of pandemic on a specific at-risk group and is unique for especially focusing on emotional and pyschological impacts.
  • 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
  • Communications, Critical IT Systems, Information Sharing, and Health Data Issues
  • Critical Infrastructure and Associated Interdependencies; Risk Assessment, and Mitigation
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Public Health Workbook: To Define, Locate, and Reach Special, Vulnerable, and At-risk Populations in an Emergency To maintain consistency with the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA), this workbook uses the term “at-risk populations” to describe individuals or groups whose needs are not fully addressed by traditional service providers or who feel they cannot comfortably or safely use the standard resources offered during preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. These groups include people who are physically or mentally disabled (e.g., blind, deaf, hard-of-hearing, have learning disabilities, mental illness or mobility limitations), people with limited English language skills, geographically or culturally isolated people, homeless people, senior citizens, and children.
  • Assessment of community health resilience demographics (geography and climate, population factors, housing characteristics, economic and environmental factors, jurisdictions within the community, and cultural and political (e.g., home rule) issues and human factors of relevance to community health
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  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Plans and Integration
  • Public Engagement, Empowerment, and Information, including Media
Animal Health Policy and Implementation Evident Plan. Policy protfolio: Animal Health and Welfare: Disease Control. Policy area within portfolio: Aniaml Health Policy and ImplementationA current Defra Business Plan priority is to "support and develop British farming and encourage susttainable food production". The key policy outcomes associated with this priority are to "enchance the competiveness and resilience of the whole food chain including farms and the fishing industry, to ensure a secure, envirnomentally sustainable and healthy supply of food with improved standards of animal welfar". Ministers have identified that controlling animal disease is a key priority for Defra. The need to proactively safeguard animal health by monitoring animal disease threats and increasing the UK's resilience to deal with disease outbreaks is recongised as a priority for Defra to deliver economic growth.
  • Agriculture surveillance and food safety/security (from source to consumer)
  • Environmental Health, Food, Agriculture, and Veterinary Medicine
Disaster Recovery for Public HealthThis issue brief frames some of the considerations states take into account when developing public health recovery plans.
  • Continuous and sustainable process and strategy for community, organizational, and individual health resilience improvement
  • Financial resources for public and private sector restoration
  • Financial and Broader Resourcing Challenges
  • Recovery and Long-Term Restoration Issues
THRIVE: Community Tool for Health and Resilience in Vulnerable EnvironmentsPrevention Institute has updated its Community Approach to Addressing Disparities in Health with the revision of THRIVE: Toolkit for Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments. A centerpiece of THRIVE is a set of community level factors that are linked to Healthy People 2010 Leading Health Indicators. It now features a simplified list of 13 factors to facilitate use of the tool at the local level.
  • Agriculture surveillance and food safety/security (from source to consumer)
  • Assessment of community health resilience demographics (geography and climate, population factors, housing characteristics, economic and environmental factors, jurisdictions within the community, and cultural and political (e.g., home rule) issues and human factors of relevance to community health
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  • Communications, Critical IT Systems, Information Sharing, and Health Data Issues
  • Public Engagement, Empowerment, and Information, including Media
Respiratory Protection ProgramThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) Respiratory Protection Program (RPP) establishes uniform procedures for the appropriate selection, use and care of respiratory protective equipment for employees. In addition to establishing Respiratory Hazard Assessments and training, this resource provides appendices of questionnaires and worksheets for the intended user, which is health care officials. It provides value to community health resilience but defining and establishing protocol that ensures the health safety of those who work in the healthcare field.
  • Mitigation of hazards to health and healthcare facilities and systems with focus on identifying effective
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Plans and Integration
Disaster Recovery and Mitigation HandbookThis handbook provides local governments information regarding many state and federal recovery programs, as well as the federal mitigation opportunities and requirements. Included with this handbook are two recovery and mitigation planning checklists, local/state/federal emergency proclamation and declaration requirements, tables describing program requirements, and how to access the disaster recovery and mitigation programs available.
  • Financial resources for public and private sector restoration
  • Resumption of government, businesses, medical, community, and social services
  • Coordination and Collaboration across Jurisdictions, Sectors, and Disciplines
  • Financial and Broader Resourcing Challenges
Partnering to Achieve Rural Emergency Preparedness: A Workbook for Healthcare Providers in Rural CommunitiesThis workbook is a practical guide created to assist Rural Health Clinics and Community Health Centers, Migrant Health Centers and hospitals in rural areas that have limited healthcare resources, in preparing for and responding to emergency incidents. Because rural areas are likely to have fewer resources, rural healthcare providers and organizations are critical assets to their communities in emergencies, whether the emergencies occur within the healthcare facility, within the community or outside of the community.
  • Decontamination of structures, assets, soil, and water
  • Identification of and work-arounds for barriers to care
  • Identification of needs and assistance for at-risk populations (economically-stressed, homeless, elderly, disabled, pregnant women and children) and ethnic groups
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  • Financial and Broader Resourcing Challenges
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
  • Public Engagement, Empowerment, and Information, including Media
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Community Resilience ToolkitsThe Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, in partnership with RAND, UCLA, Emergency Network of Los Angeles, and Loma Linda University is developing and testing a community resilience toolkit as part of the larger Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Project. The toolkit is designed for community coalitions to try out resilience building and see what works for their residents.
  • Assessment of community health resilience demographics (geography and climate, population factors, housing characteristics, economic and environmental factors, jurisdictions within the community, and cultural and political (e.g., home rule) issues and human factors of relevance to community health
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  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
Animal Disease Traceability (ADT): Monitoring and Compliancein early 2010, USDA Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack announced a new approach for responding to and controlling animial diseases, referred to as the Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) framework. The monitoring and compliance report provides general guidelines the VS, State, and Tribal animal health officials may use to help ensure high levels of compliance with regulations. It also suggests administrative processes that can be carried out by reviewing various records.
  • Agriculture surveillance and food safety/security (from source to consumer)
  • Environmental Health, Food, Agriculture, and Veterinary Medicine
Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) Monitoring and Compliance OverviewOverview of ADT
  • Agriculture surveillance and food safety/security (from source to consumer)
  • Environmental Health, Food, Agriculture, and Veterinary Medicine
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.
  • Continuous and sustainable process and strategy for community, organizational, and individual health resilience improvement
  • Emerging Infectious Disease Planning and Response
  • 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
  • Continuity of Business and Operations, and Supply Chain Management
  • Ebola, Enterovirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Planning and Response
  • Plans and Integration
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