Currently, NLM is not updating the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) website, and is limiting updates to the Disaster Lit database to COVID-19 related data collection tools found in the DR2.
We are no longer adding links to other new disaster-related information. The content of select resources from Disaster Lit will be digitized and made available through Digital Collections and Bookshelf.
Annotation:This is the list of subject headings, updated in April 2020, that may be useful for disaster and all-hazards preparedness and response topics. MeSH is the National Library of Medicine (NLM)'s controlled vocabulary thesaurus of descriptors in a hierarchical structure that aid searching at various levels of specificity....[See more] [See less]
Annotation:Translators without Borders (TWB) has identified key terminology that people use to talk about COVID-19, as well as commonly-used technical terms, and used this to develop a multilingual, plain-language glossary that can support public information efforts. This can also be used as a progressive web app. If you add the web app to your home screen, you will also be able to use it offline (not currently supported on Apple devices)....[See more] [See less]
Annotation:This 59-page glossary is designed for the policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders who work in the many fields that contribute to reducing the health risks and consequences of all types of emergencies and disasters. It was developed to address the need for a standardized terminology to inform and describe the policies and practices associated with Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management....[See more] [See less]
Annotation:This 16-page playbook, published with Vital Strategies, is a resource to help decision-makers manage and adapt COVID-19 responses as they move through different phases of the response from preparedness through recovery. The tool features a user guide,glossary, COVID-19 response essential checklist, and an interactive adaptive response graphic that links to key principles and high-yield tools tailored to different phases of the disease curve....[See more] [See less]
Annotation:This one-hour session of Public Health Grand Rounds addresses the rapid advances in Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD), how these technologies are being applied in public health, and their future uses. The principal objectives of AMD include improving pathogen detection and characterization, and enabling new diagnostic methods to meet public health needs. AMD technologies are now in use across the range of infectious diseases of public health importance, such as bacterial foodborne illness, tuberculosis, influenza, malaria, and Legionnaires’ Disease....[See more] [See less]
Annotation:This 344-page second edition of the Child Protection Minimum Standards (CPMS) provides updated guidance to all humanitarian actors and programs seeking to protect and safeguard children. Years of implementing the CPMS in diverse settings revealed the need for a more user-friendly version of the Standards that would reflect recent sector learning and evidence; improve guidance on prevention, gender and age inclusion, and other cross-cutting themes; and promote applicability to a broader range of humanitarian contexts....[See more] [See less]
Annotation:This five-page document defines mass care capabilities and capacities to assist National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (NVOAD) agencies in communicating to emergency management the kinds and quantities of resources necessary to deliver mass care services at the level required to meet the needs of the community. It provides definitions for each term, with a table outlining strategy, resource, kind, and available measure for the term's capability....[See more] [See less]
Annotation:This nine-page document provides multi-agency definitions of mass care terms for use by National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (NVOAD) member agencies, emergency managers, and mass care practitioners across the nation. It provides several definitions and their sources for each category of definition....[See more] [See less]
Annotation:This 13-page document describes common definitions, terminology, and principles of violence prevention to inform the development and implementation of activities to prevent human trafficking. It describes key concepts for organizations and communities to consider when integrating prevention strategies, approaches, and services into anti-trafficking efforts. It also provides a framework for the development of national, state, tribal, and local collaborations to prevent human trafficking....[See more] [See less]