Redefining Public Health Response
Pandemic flu. Resource management. Medical surge. Contaminated water. Emerging diseases. Opioids. The role of public health is evolving, and CHHS is here to provide expertise to those responding to health threats, whether at the local, state, or regional level, in a public role or a private role. From making legal and policy choices, to providing planning expertise in the field or office, to testing response plans, to facing novel health questions, CHHS is helping redefine public health emergency response.
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National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, Transportation Research Board, Legal Research Digest on Public Transit Emergency Preparedness Against Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases: Legal Issues.
Public health emergencies impact all sectors. This legal digest, researched and written by CHHS experts, addresses the unique legal issues that may affect transportation and transit agencies during an infectious disease outbreak such as Ebola. CHHS surveyed over 250 transit agencies and conduced a 50-state legal analysis to provide recommendations and best practices to transit agencies.
Maryland Department of Health, Office of the Attorney General, Maryland Public Health Emergency Preparedness Legal Handbook.
Proper planning and response requires knowing and understanding the legal requirements, and parameters, of those responding. The Legal Handbook provides state actors with a comprehensive overview of federal, state, and local laws that could impact emergency response.
Montgomery County, Maryland, Department of Health and Human Services, Emerging Infectious Disease Plan.
The best plans take into account your organization’s characteristics and responsibilities, as well as the threats and vulnerabilities of your area and population. The Emerging Infectious Disease Plan is a flexible, scalable, adaptable response resource that provides public health officials with specific tools and response options for an identified—or unidentified—emerging infectious disease outbreak.