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  Title CDC's Emergency Management Program activities – worldwide, 2003-2012 Type Journal Article
  Year 2013 Publication MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Abbreviated Journal MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep  
  Volume 62 Issue 35 Pages 709-713  
  Keywords *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.); Emergency Medical Services/*organization & administration; Humans; *International Cooperation; United States  
  Abstract In 2003, recognizing the increasing frequency and complexity of disease outbreaks and disasters and a greater risk for terrorism, CDC established the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), bringing together CDC staff members who respond to public health emergencies to enhance communication and coordination. To complement the physical EOC environment, CDC implemented the Incident Management System (IMS), a staffing structure and set of standard operational protocols and services to support and monitor CDC program-led responses to complex public health emergencies. The EOC and IMS are key components of CDC's Emergency Management Program (EMP), which applies emergency management principles to public health practice. To enumerate activities conducted by the EMP during 2003-2012, CDC analyzed data from daily reports and activity logs. The results of this analysis determined that, during 2003-2012, the EMP fully activated the EOC and IMS on 55 occasions to support responses to infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters, national security events (e.g., conventions, presidential addresses, and international summits), mass gatherings (e.g., large sports and social events), and man-made disasters. On 109 other occasions, the EMP was used to support emergency responses that did not require full EOC activation, and the EMP also conducted 30 exercises and drills. This report provides an overview of those 194 EMP activities.  
  Corporate Author Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Thesis  
  Publisher Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0149-2195 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:24005225 Approved no  
  Call Number refbase @ user @ Serial 27830  
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