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HHS Rolls Out Health Emergency Response Resources; Nicole Lurie Comments

health infosecThe Department of Health and Human Services has introduced a range of health emergency response resources intended to help health and emergency management officials respond to disasters.

The web-based HHS response and recovery resources compendium contains information on patient movement, hospital care and decontamination, the HHS said Thursday.

“With the compendium our partners know what resources they can count on when they need it most and, importantly, how to request them,” said Nicole Lurie, HHS assistant secretary for preparedness and response.

The compendium contains platforms such as GeoHEALTH and the HHS emPOWER Map for health response and consultation services, emergency planning, disease monitoring, and food, drug and device safety.

U.S. Public Health Service and National Disaster Medical System medical staff are also available for deployment in communities as part of the service.

The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response sponsored the resources.

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