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1. MeSH Terms Used in Indexing Disaster-Related PubMed
Date Published: 4/15/2020
Format: Text
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]
Type: Dictionary/Glossary
ID: 16441. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
2. Translators without Borders Glossary for COVID-19
Date Published: 4/7/2020
Format: Text
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]
Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
Access Notes: Link to video on Adding the TWB Glossary Web App to Your Android Home Screen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYxOW-EbhEo
ID: 21706. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
3. Glossary of Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management Terminology
Date Published: 4/2020
Format: PDF
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]
Type: Dictionary/Glossary
ID: 21761. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
4. COVID-19 Playbook
Date Published: 4/2020
Format: PDF
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]
Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
ID: 21975. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
5. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Glossary
Date Published: 3/20/2020
Format: Text
Annotation: This resource provides a description of some key medical, health care, and public health terms used in the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Type: Dictionary/Glossary
ID: 21331. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
6. Emerging Role of Pathogen Genomics in Public Health
Date Published: 1/21/2020
Format: Video or Multimedia
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]
Authors: MacCannell, Duncan; Carleton, Heather; Turner, Lauren; Armstrong, Gregory
Type: Instructional/Training Material
Access Notes: Link to presentation slides: https://www.cdc.gov/grand-rounds/pp/2020/20200121-emerging-pathogen-genomics-H.pdf
Link to Glossary for Advanced Molecular Detection and Pathogen Genomics: https://www.cdc.gov/grand-rounds/files/glossary-draft-january-8-2020-revised2.docx
ID: 20732. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
7. Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action: 2019 Edition
Date Published: 10/15/2019
Format: PDF
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]
Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
ID: 20170. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
8. Sheltering and Feeding Capabilities Definitions
Date Published: 9/2019
Format: PDF
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]
Type: Dictionary/Glossary
ID: 19994. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
9. Multi-Agency Definitions of Mass Care Terms
Date Published: 9/2019
Format: PDF
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]
Type: Dictionary/Glossary
ID: 19995. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
10. Definitions and Principles to Inform Human Trafficking Prevention
Date Published: 4/24/2019
Format: PDF
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]
Type: Dictionary/Glossary
ID: 19389. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
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