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11/30/2018 12:00 AM EST

Source: Lancet Countdown. Published: 11/28/2018. This 32-page brief focuses on connections between climate change and health in the United States in 2017. It draws out some of the most nationally-relevant findings of the global 2018 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change report with U.S.-specific data to highlight the key threats, including elevating the risk of mosquito-, tick-, and water-borne diseases, and opportunities climate change poses for the health of Americans. (PDF)
11/30/2018 12:00 AM EST

Source: Lancet Countdown. Published: 11/28/2018. This annual report tracks 41 indicators across five key domains in health and climate change, including adaptation, planning, and resilience for health. The report arrives at three key conclusions about impact, delay, and opportunity, and details progress made on 10 previous recommendations. (Text)
11/30/2018 12:00 AM EST

Source: RAND Corporation. Published: 11/2018. The objectives of this 99-page assessment is to provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate with an overall characterization of its qualitative added value within the U.S. biosurveillance enterprise; potential directions for R&D to strengthen technological elements of biodetection and biosurveillance within DHS; and a summary of opportunities to enhance return on future investments in biodetection and biosurveillance ecosystem systems in general. Such investments aim to save lives while increasing operational efficiency to detect and respond to a bioterrorist attack. (PDF)
11/30/2018 12:00 AM EST

Source: Wellcome Trust. Published: 9/2018. This 96-page guidance provides a roadmap for the ethically responsible, socially just, and respectful inclusion of the interests of pregnant women in the development and deployment of vaccines against emerging pathogens. It discusses how recent epidemics, including Zika virus, Lassa Fever, Ebola, and H1N1 influenza, have highlighted the ways in which infectious disease outbreaks can severely affect the health interests of pregnant women and their offspring. It specifies 22 concrete recommendations, organized around three key areas: public health preparedness, R&D, and vaccine delivery. (PDF)
11/30/2018 12:00 AM EST

Source: Indian Health Service (IHS) [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services]. Published: 7/2018. This toolkit provides presentations, documents, forms, and videos about the use of naloxone in opioid overdoses. Resource categories are First Responder Naloxone Training Program, Naloxone Program Forms, Naloxone Training Forms, and Videos. (Video or Multimedia)

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