In an effort to learn from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Ebola response effort, the Secretary of HHS asked a nonprofit research organization to review the Department's international and domestic responses to the outbreak. To guide its work in improving preparedness for subsequent public health crises, HHS developed this Improvement Plan.
To capture critical lessons from the Ebola epidemic of 2014-2016, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) asked CNA to convene an independent panel of public health, healthcare, emergency response, and communication experts to review the Department's international and domestic responses.
This report summarizes the 2015 data for the Federal Select Agent Program, which regulates the possession, use and transfer of biological select agents and toxins so that important work with potentially dangerous and deadly pathogens is conducted as safely and securely as possible.
The report, A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury, presents a vision for a national trauma care system with zero preventable deaths after injury and minimal trauma-related disability to benefit future combat operations and the civilian system.
In this report, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) examines the extent to which Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries have implemented the required agreements. GAO also examines the extent to which the Department of Homeland Security evaluated VWP countries and reported to Congress as required.
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook provides first responders with a go-to manual to help quickly identify emergency response procedures to deal with hazmat transportation accidents during the critical first 30 minutes.
Within the Department of Health and Human Services, eight agencies are designated components of the U.S. Public Health Service. This report provides an overview of each agency, as well as recent trends in the funding of each.
The 2016 National Preparedness Report provides all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the public, with findings that evaluate core capability performance, key findings in the Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas, and notable examples of preparedness progress over the past five years.
Earthquakes and related events, such as soil liquefaction, landslides, tsunamis, floods, and fires, pose risks to highway infrastructure. With an interest in protecting public safety, facilitating response and recovery efforts, and minimizing economic loss and social disruption, this report addresses frequently asked questions about earthquake risk and highway system components, especially bridges.
This report examines (a) the status of National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) efforts to develop a statutorily required Security Infrastructure Plan; and (b) the extent to which NNSA's future physical security infrastructure needs are included in the agency's current budget and planning documents.