Bibliography Category: Health and Safety Issues

Posted: June 20, 2012 by the

Dedrick, Robert F. and Paul E. Greenbaum. 2011. Multilevel Confirmatory Factor Analysis of a Scale Measuring Interagency Collaboration of Children’s Mental Health Agencies. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Vol. 19, no. 1 (March): 27-40. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3082154/pdf/nihms-176325.pdf (accessed 17 August 2011). This paper analyzes the degree of interagency collaboration between agencies concerned with children’s mental health.

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Posted: May 24, 2012 by the

World Health Organization Regional Office for Western Pacific. Field Manual for Capacity Assessment of Health Facilities in Responding to Emergencies. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 2008. http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/9CF5379BF5015483C12572CD00489698-WHO.pdf (accessed 9 September 2011). The manual is divided into three main parts. The first part includes a questionnaire. The second part assesses general emergency preparedness, and the third […]

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Posted: May 24, 2012 by the

World Health Organization Department of Recovery and Transition Programmes. Analysing Disrupted Health Sectors: A Modular Manual. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 2009. http://www.who.int/hac/techguidance/tools/disrupted_sectors/adhsm_en.pdf (accessed 12 September 2011). This report is meant to provide guidance to analysts of health sectors in crisis, including countries on the verge of an economic, political and/or military catastrophe, protracted crises […]

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Posted: May 24, 2012 by the

U.S. Government Accountability Office. GAO-11-9, Live Animal Imports: Agencies Need Better Collaboration to Reduce the Risk of Animal-Related Diseases. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 2011. http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d119.pdf (accessed 8 August 2011). This report examines potential gaps in the statutory and regulatory framework governing live animal imports, if any, that may allow the introduction and spread of […]

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Posted: May 24, 2012 by the

U.S. Government Accountability Office. GAO-09-760T, Influenza Pandemic: Continued Focus on the Nation’s Planning and Preparedness Efforts Remains Essential. Washington, DC: Government Accountability Office. http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09760t.pdf (accessed 12 March 2012). This report synthesizes previous research, pointing out that while the previous administration had taken a number of actions to plan for a pandemic, including developing a national […]

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Posted: May 23, 2012 by the

U.S. Government Accountability Office. B-318425, Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board – Interagency Agreement with the General Services Administration. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 2009. http://www.gao.gov/decisions/appro/318425.pdf (accessed 10 August 2011). This document contains the decision not to fund a proposed interagency agreement between the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board and the General Service Administration.

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Posted: May 23, 2012 by the

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Import Safety Strategy. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 2008. http://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/importsafety.pdf (accessed 5 March 2012). This document includes a summary of the four key strategies now undertaken and/or planned to be undertaken by the Consumer Product Safety Commission to respond to the safety issues posed by consumer products, including by imported […]

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Posted: May 23, 2012 by the

United States Interagency Working Group on Food Security. U.S. Action Plan on Food Security: Solutions to Hunger. Washington, DC: United States Department of Agriculture, 1999. http://www.fas.usda.gov/icd/summit/usactplan.pdf (accessed 28 October 2011). This report examines food security and hunger in the United States.

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Posted: May 23, 2012 by the

Scott, Gerald R. Bureaucracies, Communities and Networks: Interagency Cooperation for Homeland Security in Monterey County. Master’s Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 2003. http://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=444674 (accessed 27 September 2011). This thesis examines the high level of interagency cooperation that has arisen among public safety agencies in Monterey County, California in order to determine what factors have […]

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Posted: May 22, 2012 by the

Inter-Agency Standing Committee. IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings: Checklist for Field Use. Geneva, Switzerland: Inter-Agency Standing Committee, 2008. http://www.who.int/hac/network/interagency/news/iasc_guidelines_mental_health_checklist.pdf (accessed 12 September 2011). The primary purpose of these guidelines is to enable humanitarian actors and communities to plan, establish and coordinate a set of minimum multi-sectoral responses to protect […]

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