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News by Topic: Emergency preparedness and response

Dec 1, 2023 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the renewal of the Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Readiness and Response (BSC, ORR), formerly known as the Board of Scientific Counselors, Center for Preparedness and Response (BSC, CPR). The charter is effective for a 2-year period through November 5, 2025.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 31, 2023 - Announcement of a webinar from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to protect your community from COVID-19, the flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office of Rural Health
Oct 18, 2023 - The Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), are seeking comments on a national, all-hazards standardized set of essential elements of information (EEIs) and vendor-neutral data collection mechanisms for hospital data that drive action for emergency preparedness and response. The information collected will inform efforts to provide recommendations for a standardized lens into the readiness of, stress on, and resources available in hospitals before, during, and after emergencies. Comments are due by December 18, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 16, 2023 - The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) will hold a virtual public meeting November 29-30, 2023. Agenda items include briefings from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials, as well as time for NCVHS members to discuss and consider current and proposed activities outlined in the NCVHS 2023–24 workplan and several health data policy topics, including healthcare standards development and cybersecurity. NCVHS is also requesting information on addressing the potential use of ICD–11 for morbidity coding in the U.S. Includes questions to serve as a guide for information NCVHS will find particularly helpful. Comments are due by January 12, 2024.
Source: Federal Register