SIS provides Emergency Preparedness & Response support to CDC’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Recent emergencies and the Gotham Shield national exercise necessitated the need for disaster epidemiology tools and training for public health professionals at the local, state, and federal levels. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) selects SIS to support the design and establishment of a disaster epidemiology tools and training programs to assist public health professionals at the local, state, and federal levels.
Through this work “Environmental Health Disaster Epidemiology Tools and Training Development”, SIS will provide technical services and expertise to design a Registry-in-a-Box kit and Environmental Health Disaster Epidemiology (EHDE) training to maximize the public health response to a disaster situation.
The two part project includes:
1) Development and creation of the Registry-in-a-Box kit materials and,
2) Development and training in Environmental Health Disaster Epidemiology in the format of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston Alabama.