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News by Topic: Emergency preparedness and response

Jan 23, 2023 - Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeking comments on a proposed information collection project titled "Information Collections to Advance State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial (STLT) Governmental Agency and System Performance, Capacity, and Program Delivery." Information collected will be used to assess situational awareness of current public health emergencies, make decisions that affect planning, response and recovery activities of subsequent emergencies, and fill CDC and HHS gaps in knowledge of programs and/or STLT governments that will strengthen surveillance, epidemiology, and laboratory science, as well as improve CDC's support and technical assistance to states and communities. Comments are due by March 24, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 9, 2023 - Notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announcing the establishment of the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics (CFA) will advance U.S. forecasting, outbreak analytics, and surveillance capacities related to disease outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics to support public health response and preparedness. This reorganization is effective January 4, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 3, 2023 - Announces that 6 teams of Florida State University researchers and community partners participated in Collaborative Collision for the chance to win funding for projects exploring solutions to challenges facing rural communities. Team projects included identifying resources and barriers that exist for neurodiverse people, strengthening disaster resilience, improving health outcomes in a Florida school, and exploring opportunities for intervention for women experiencing postpartum depression.
Source: Florida State University News
Dec 28, 2022 - Winter storms partially buried homes on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, and tribal officials say some people remained trapped at home more than two weeks after the first snow fell. Gov. Kristi Noem ordered a National Guard deployment after Rosebud Sioux Tribe President Scott Herman declared a state of emergency on the reservation.
Source: South Dakota Searchlight
Dec 23, 2022 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a virtual public meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors, Center for Preparedness and Response (BSC, CPR) on January 23, 2023. The agenda includes an update on the CDC Moving Forward initiative; and a BSC, CPR health equity discussion. Registration is required.
Source: Federal Register
HHS: Notice of Amendment Federal Register
Dec 23, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is amending a previous declaration to extend the effective time period for the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act Coverage for Pandemic Influenza Countermeasures. This amendment is effective January 1, 2023 and extends covered countermeasures through December 31, 2027.
Source: Federal Register
Dec 19, 2022 - Notice from the Food and Drug Administration announcing a virtual meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee on January 26, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Eastern. The agenda will include a discussion of future COVID-19 vaccination regimens. Includes information on how to submit public comments or request permission to make a public comment during the meeting.
Source: Federal Register