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11/20/2014 at 7:17:12 PM GMT
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Shelter Surveillance Tools
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1/9/2015 at 3:02:55 PM GMT
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Shelter Surveillance Workgroup, 

Please post relevant documents and information regarding shelter surveillance here.  Thanks!

1/14/2015 at 7:31:09 PM GMT
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Shelter Surveillance in NH

In December 2012, the City of Nashua, NH Division of Public Health and Community Services and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services convened a Shelter Surveillance Work Group to develop guidance and protocols for conducting health surveillance in emergency shelters that aligns with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Public health Emergency Preparedness Capability 7, Mass Care, Function 4: Monitor Mass Care Population Health.

Starting in December 2012, the Shelter Surveillance Work Group met on a regular basis to research best practices, existing tools and lessons learned from previous disasters to develop guidance that could be disseminated across the state for local towns, cities, health departments, public health regions and volunteer organizations to utilize in emergency shelters. Organizations including the American Red Cross and Homeland Security and Emergency Management participated on the work group. Forms from CDC and guidance from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology were adapted and used as the foundation for developing the state guidance. Additionally, the guidance includes resources for infection prevention and control in shelters.

In June 2013, the work group finalized and disseminated the guidance statewide including presentations at two conferences for emergency managers, public health professionals and volunteer organizations and multiple presentations to partner organizations. The work group also developed training for medical volunteers that provides an overview of health surveillance and reviews the forms that are used to conduct health surveillance in emergency shelters. We have also trained over 100 volunteers and conducted a tabletop exercise with statewide and local partners. 

1/21/2015 at 6:15:19 PM GMT
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1/21/2015 at 6:29:49 PM GMT
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Enviro Form from Kentucky Department for Public Health
Enviro Form from Kentucky Department for Public Health

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1/21/2015 at 6:32:17 PM GMT
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Shelter Surv. Tools from the ARC
Shelter Surv. Tools from the ARC

1/21/2015 at 6:33:49 PM GMT
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The Texas Department of State Health Services has a website with tools for surveillance in shelters.

2/9/2015 at 2:44:33 PM GMT
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AAR/IP from Shelter Surv Tabletop Exercise
AAR/IP from Shelter Surv Tabletop Exercise conducted in October 2014.

2/24/2015 at 6:31:41 PM GMT
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CDC Link for Surveillance in Disasters: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/surveillance/

2/24/2015 at 8:31:54 PM GMT
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Link to National Health Security Strategy and Implementation Plan: http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/authority/nhss/Documents/nhss-ip.pdf 

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