Improving the CDC Quarantine Station Network's response to emerging threats / Committee on the Analysis to Enhance the Effectiveness of the Federal Quarantine Station Network based on lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic ; Board on Global Health ; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice ; Health and Medicine Division.

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Analysis to Enhance the Effectiveness of the Federal Quarantine Station Network based on Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic [Browse]
  • Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2022]
  • ©2022
xxiii, 232 pages : illustrations (some color), 1 color map ; 23 cm


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"The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responsible for preventing the introduction, transmission, and spread of communicable diseases into the United States. It does this primarily through the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ), which oversees the federal quarantine station network. Over the past two decades, the frequency and volume of microbial threats worldwide have continued to intensify. The COVID-19 pandemic, in particular, has prompted a reevaluation of many of our current disease control mechanisms, including the use and role of quarantine as a public health tool. The emergence of COVID-19 prompted CDC to request that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convene a committee to assess the role of DGMQ and the federal quarantine station network in mitigating the risk of onward communicable disease transmission in light of changes in the global environment, including large increases in international travel, threats posed by emerging infections, and the movement of animals and cargo. The committee was also tasked with identifying how lessons learned during COVID-19 and other public health emergencies can be leveraged to strengthen pandemic response. The report's findings and recommendations span five domains: organizational capacity, disease control and response efforts, new technologies and data systems, coordination and collaboration, and legal and regulatory authority"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Acronyms and abbreviations
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Charge to the committee
  • Current federal quarantine station network
  • 2006 IOM Report and subsequent developments
  • Structure of the report
  • References
  • Organizational capacity
  • DGMQ infrastructure
  • DGMQ's financial landscape
  • Workforce
  • Culture
  • Conclusions and recommendations
  • Disease control and response efforts
  • The DGMQ's roles and responsibilities in communicable disease control
  • Improving strategic planning for potential disease outbreaks
  • Border measures and active monitoring of international travelers during COVID-19 : Evaluation
  • Conclusion and recommendations
  • New technologies and data systems
  • Covid-19 detection technologies
  • Use of innovative and integrative digital technologies
  • Leveraging novel digital data streams to improve situational awareness
  • Interoperability of data systems
  • Balancing ethical risks with public health benefits
  • references
  • Improving coordination and collaboration
  • Collaboration with key partners
  • Best practices for improving coordination and collaboration
  • Elements of effective coordination and collaboration
  • Legal and regulatory authority
  • The CDC's legal and regulatory authority during outbreaks : overview
  • Recent court interpretations of the CDC's authority
  • Modernizing the CDC's pandemic prevention and response authority
  • Surge funding for outbreak response
  • Appendixes.
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