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Enabling rapid and sustainable public health research during disasters : summary of a joint workshop by the Institute of Medicine and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services / Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events, Board on Health Sciences Policy ; Megan Reeve, Theresa Wizemann, and Bruce Altevogt, rapporteurs ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Author/creator Snair, Megan Reeve rapporteur.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : The National Academies Press, [2015]
Description1 online resource (1 PDF file (xv, 174 pages)) : illustrations
Supplemental Content Direct link to resource
Subject(s)
Other author/creatorWizemann, Theresa M., rapporteur.
Other author/creatorAltevogt, Bruce M., rapporteur.
Other author/creatorInstitute of Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events, issuing body.
Other author/creatorDisaster Research Response Workshop (2014 : Bethesda, Md.)
Contents Introduction -- Science preparedness: conducting research during public health emergencies -- Health research needs and actions: lessons from recent disasters -- Addressing institutional review board barriers to health research implementation -- Partnering with the community to enable research -- Improving data collection capabilities and information resources -- Considerations for rapid and sustained funding mechanisms for research in disasters -- Improving the role of extramural research networks -- Coordinating logistics to execute rapid research in disaster response -- Actions to build the future of disaster research.
Summary Over the past decade, preparedness and response capacities of government agencies, hospitals and clinics, public health agencies, and academic researchers in the United States and abroad have been challenged by a succession of public health emergencies, ranging from radiological threats to pandemics to earthquakes. Through After Action Reports, each of these emergencies has yielded important information and lessons learned that can inform future disaster response and recovery efforts. However, important information that needs to be collected during and immediately following these emergencies is often missed because of barriers and obstacles to gathering such data, such as varying institutional review board restrictions in different states, no sustainable funding network for this type of work, uncertainty on who should be involved in research response, and a lack of knowledge around how best to integrate research into response and recovery frameworks. Taking action to enable medical and public health research during disasters was the focus of a workshop held on June 12 and 13, 2014, coordinated and supported jointly by the Institute of Medicine Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Library of Medicine, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Invited speakers and participants from federal, state, and local government, academia, and community and worker organizations came together to discuss how to integrate research into existing response structures; identify critical research needs and priorities; identify obstacles and barriers to research; discuss structures and strategies needed for deployment of a research study; share ideas, innovations, and technologies to support research; and explore data collection tools and data-sharing mechanisms for both rapid and longitudinal research. Enabling Rapid and Sustainable Public Health Research During Disasters summarizes the presentations and discussion of the workshop.
General noteTitle from PDF title page.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Funding informationThis activity was supported by contracts between the National Academy of Sciences and the American College of Emergency Physicians; American Hospital Association; Association of State and Territorial Health Officials; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Contract No. 200-2011-38807, TO #30); Department of Defense (Contract No. HT0011-11-P-0186); Department of Defense, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Contract No. HT9404-12-1-0022); Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (Contract No. HHSP2332014001533P); Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Environmental Sciences, National Library of Medicine (Contract No. HHSN26300007 [Under Base 1 #HHSN2 63201200074I]); Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (Contract No. HHSO100201000021P); Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (Contract No. HSFE20-13-P-0212); Department of Homeland Security, Office of Health Affairs (Contract No. HSHQDC-13-J-00384 [Under Base 1 #HSHQDC-11-D-00009]); Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (Contract No. DTNH22-10-H-00287); Department of Veterans Affairs (Contract No. 101-G09041); Emergency Nurses Association; Food and Drug Administration (Contract No. HHSF22301027T [Under Base Contract DHHS-8598]); Infectious Diseases Society of America; Martin, Blanck & Associates; Mayo Clinic; Merck Research Laboratories (Contract No. APA-2014-1666); National Association of Chain Drug Stores; National Association of County and City Health Officials; National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians; Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health; Target Corporation; Trauma Center Association of America; and United Health Foundation. The views presented in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the activity.
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