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Lister, Sarah A.

Overview
Works: 45 works in 104 publications in 1 language and 1,399 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: JK1108, 636.089683
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Most widely held works by Sarah A Lister
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or "mad cow disease") : current and proposed safeguards by Sarah A Lister( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapter titles: Introduction; Trade restrictions; The livestock "feed ban"; BSE surveillance and testing in cattle; BSE prevention in slaughter and processing: the "fourth firewall"; Related issues and options
Mad cow disease (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy) by Geoffrey S Becker( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or "Mad Cow Disease") current and proposed safeguards by Geoffrey S Becker( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The public health and medical response to disasters federal authority and funding by Sarah A Lister( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When there is a catastrophe in the United States, state and local governments lead response activities, invoking state and local legal authorities to support these activities. When state and local response capabilities are overwhelmed, the President, acting through the Secretary of Homeland Security, can provide assistance to stricken communities, individuals, governments, and not-for-profit groups to assist in response and recovery. Aid is provided under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (the Stafford Act) upon a presidential declaration. The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) also has both standing and emergency authorities in the Public Health Service Act, by which he or she can provide assistance in response to public health and medical emergencies. At this time, however, the Secretary has limited means to finance activities that are ineligible, for whatever reason, for Stafford Act assistance. The flawed response to Hurricane Katrina, and preparedness efforts for an influenza ("flu") pandemic, have each raised concerns about existing federal response mechanisms for incidents that result in overwhelming public health and medical needs. These concerns include the delegation of responsibilities among different federal departments, and whether critical conflicts or gaps exist in these relationships. In particular, there are some concerns about federal leadership and delegations of responsibility as laid out in the recently published National Response Framework (NRF). There is no federal assistance program designed purposely to cover the uninsured or uncompensated costs of individual health care that may be needed as a consequence of a disaster, nor is there consensus that this should be a federal responsibility. Following Hurricane Katrina, Congress provided short-term assistance to host states, through the Medicaid program, to cover the uninsured health care needs of eligible Katrina evacuees. Some have proposed establishing a mechanism to cover certain uninsured health care costs of responders and others who are having health problems related to exposures at the World Trade Center site in New York City following the 2001 terrorist attack. Legislation introduced in the 110th Congress (H.R. 6569/S. 3312) would authorize the Secretary of HHS to use a special fund to provide temporary emergency health care coverage for uninsured individuals affected by public health emergencies. This report examines (1) the authorities and coordinating mechanisms of the President and the Secretary of HHS in providing routine assistance, and assistance pursuant to emergency or major disaster declarations and/or public health emergency determinations; (2) mechanisms to assure a coordinated federal response to public health and medical emergencies, and overlaps or gaps in agency responsibilities; and (3) existing mechanisms, potential gaps, and proposals for financing the costs of a response to public health and medical emergencies. A listing of federal public health emergency authorities is provided in the Appendix. This report will be updated as needed
Public health and medical preparedness and response issues in the 110th Congress by Sarah A Lister( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nation's systems to detect and respond to public health threats such as bioterrorism gained renewed interest following the 2001 terrorist attacks. Federal authorities enacted in comprehensive public health preparedness legislation in 2002 were reauthorized in the 109th Congress, building upon lessons learned from flaws in the response to Hurricane Katrina and growing concerns about a flu pandemic. The 109th Congress also completed a statutory reorganization of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The 110th Congress is likely to study the implementation of these two laws, and to remain interested in other issues in public health and medical preparedness and response
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), including "Mad Cow Disease" public health and scientific issues by Sarah A Lister( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pandemic influenza domestic preparedness efforts by Sarah Lister( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1997, a new avian influenza virus (H5N1 avian flu) emerged in Hong Kong, killing six people. This was the first time that an avian influenza virus was shown to be transmitted directly from birds to humans. The virus persisted in the region, and has since spread to a number of Asian and European countries, where it has infected more than 120 people, killing more than 60. The severity of this strain is similar to that of the deadly 1918 Spanish flu, which caused a global pandemic that may have killed up to 2 (percent)% of the world's population. Though influenza pandemics occur with some regularity, and the United States has been involved in specific planning efforts since the early 1990s, the H5N1 situation has created a sense of urgency among the world's public health officials. Global pandemic preparedness and response efforts are coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO). The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a draft pandemic flu preparedness and response plan in August 2004, and a final plan in November 2005. President Bush announced a national strategy to coordinate pandemic preparedness and response activities across federal agencies. Domestic response activities will be carried out under the broad, all-hazards blueprint for a coordinated federal, state and local response laid out in the National Response Plan, released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2004. Even in light of the plans discussed above, if a flu pandemic were to occur in the next several years, the U.S. response would be affected by the limited availability of a vaccine (the best preventive measure for flu), as well as by limited availability of certain drugs used to treat severe flu infections, and by the general lack of surge capacity within our healthcare system. The U.S. healthcare system is largely private, while the public health system is largely based in state, rather than federal, authority. This structure creates numerous challenges in assuring the needed response capacity, and coordinating the various response elements. Planning is further complicated by the fact that while periodic influenza pandemics have been seen over the years, their timing and severity have been unpredictable. This report will be updated to reflect changing circumstances." p. 2
Pandemic influenza : an analysis of state preparedness and response plans by Sarah A Lister( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

States are the seat of most authority for public health emergency response. Much of the actual work of response falls to local officials. However, the federal government can impose requirements upon states as a condition of federal funding. Since 2002, Congress has provided funding to all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia, to enhance federal, state and local preparedness for public health threats in general, and an influenza ("flu") pandemic in particular. States were required to develop pandemic plans as a condition of this funding. This report, which will not be updated, describes an approach to the analysis of state pandemic plans, and presents the findings of that analysis. State plans that were available in July 2006 were analyzed in eight topical areas: (1) leadership and coordination; (2) surveillance and laboratory activities; (3) vaccine management; (4) antiviral drug management; (5) other disease control activities; (6) communications; (7) healthcare services; and (8) other essential services. A history of federal funding and requirements for state pandemic planning is provided in an Appendix. This analysis is not intended to grade or rank individual state pandemic plans or capabilities. Rather, its findings indicate that a number of challenges remain in assuring pandemic preparedness, and suggest areas that may merit added emphasis in future planning efforts. Generally, the plans analyzed here reflect their authorship by public health officials. They emphasize core public health functions such as disease detection and control. Other planning challenges, such as assuring surge capacity in the healthcare sector, the continuity of essential services, or the integrity of critical supply chains, may fall outside the authority of public health officials, and may require stronger engagement by emergency management officials and others in planning. Since different threats -- such as hurricanes, earthquakes or terrorism -- are expected to affect states differently, many believe that states should have flexibility in emergency planning. This complicates federal oversight of homeland security grants to states, however. Which requirements should be imposed on all states? When is variability among states desirable, and when is it not? A flu pandemic is perhaps unique in that it would be likely to affect all states at nearly the same time, in ways that are fairly predictable. This may argue for a more directive federal role in setting pandemic preparedness requirements. But the matter of what the states should do to be prepared for a pandemic is not always clear. For example, uncertainties about the ways in which flu spreads, the lack of national consensus in matters of equity in rationing, and a long tradition of federal deference to states in matters of public health, all complicate efforts to set uniform planning requirements for states. In addition to assuring the strength of planning efforts, readiness also depends on assuring that states can execute their plans. This assurance can be provided through analysis of the response during exercises, drills, and relevant real-world incidents. Such an analysis is not within the scope of this report
The 2009 H1N1 "Swine Flu" Outbreak: An Overview by Sarah A Lister( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On April 29, 2009, in response to the global spread of a new strain of influenza, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised its influenza ("flu") pandemic alert level to Phase 5, one level below declaring that a global influenza pandemic was underway. According to WHO, "the declaration of Phase 5 is a strong signal that a pandemic is imminent and that the time to finalize the organization, communication, and implementation of the planned mitigation measures is short." The new flu strain was initially dubbed "swine flu" because it contains genetic material from flu strains that normally circulate in swine. But there has been no evidence to date that pigs are involved in the transmission of this virus to humans. There have been concerns that the term "swine flu" has had unwarranted trade implications for swine and pork products. On April 30, 2009, WHO began referring to the new strain as influenza A(H1N1). On May 2, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reported finding the outbreak strain in a swine herd in Alberta, the first time the strain has been identified in swine. Preliminary investigation suggests that the herd was exposed to the virus from a Canadian who had recently returned from Mexico and had been exhibiting flu-like symptoms. This report provides an overview of key actions taken and authorities invoked by WHO and the U.S. government. First, it discusses the WHO process to determine the phase of a threatened or emerging flu pandemic and touches on a number of related issues. The report then examines actions taken by the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services and provides information about appropriations and funding for pandemic flu activities. Finally, the report summarizes U.S. government pandemic flu planning documents and lists sources for additional information about the situation as it unfolds. This report will be continually updated to reflect unfolding events
Pandemic influenza appropriations for public health preparedness and response by Sarah A Lister( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spread of H5N1 avian influenza ("flu") on three continents, and the human deaths it has caused, raise concern that the virus could morph and cause a global human pandemic. Congress has provided specific funding for pandemic flu preparedness since FY2004, including $6.1 billion in emergency supplemental appropriations for FY2006. These funds bolster related activities to prepare for public health threats, and to control seasonal flu. This report discusses appropriations for pandemic flu, primarily to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will be updated as needed
The 2009 Influenza Pandemic: An Overview by Sarah A Lister( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On April 29, 2009, in response to the global spread of a new strain of influenza, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised its influenza ("flu") pandemic alert level to Phase 5, one level below declaring that a global influenza pandemic was underway. On June 11, as the virus continued to spread on several continents, WHO declared the outbreak to be an influenza pandemic (Phase 6). WHO's pandemic declaration is based on the geographic spread of the virus, not on a worsening of the severity of the illnesses it causes. Officials now believe the outbreak of the new flu strain began in Mexico in March 2009, or perhaps earlier. The novel "H1N1" swine flu? was first identified in California in late April. Health officials quickly linked the new virus to many of the illnesses in Mexico. Since then, cases have been reported around the world. As of June 11, 2009, almost 29,000 cases were reported in 74 countries, on all continents but Antarctica. Most of the reported cases are in Mexico, the United States, and Canada. However, increasing numbers of cases are now reported in Argentina, Chile, Australia, and other countries in the Southern Hemisphere, as their winter approaches and flu transmission becomes more efficient. Health officials note that reported cases likely represent only a fraction of actual infections. For example, a U.S. official commented in May that there may actually have been upwards of 100,000 cases thus far in the United States
Bisphenol A (BPA) in plastics and possible human health effects by Linda-Jo Schierow( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hurricane Katrina the public health and medical response by Sarah A Lister( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in late August 2005, causing catastrophic wind damage and flooding in several states, and a massive dislocation of victims across the country. The storm is one of the worst natural disasters in the nation₂s history. Early estimates are that hundreds of people were killed and about one million displaced. In response to a series of disasters and terrorist attacks over the past decade, and especially since the terror attacks of 2001, Congress, the Administration, state and local governments and the private sector have made investments to improve disaster preparedness and response. New federal authorities and programs to strengthen the nation₂s public health system were introduced in comprehensive bioterrorism preparedness legislation in 2002. Congress also created a new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2002 to provide national leadership for coordinated preparedness and response planning. A new National Response Plan (NRP), launched by DHS in December 2004, has met its first major test in the response to Hurricane Katrina. According to the NRP, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is tasked with coordinating the response of the public health and medical sectors following a disaster. HHS works with several other agencies to accomplish this mission, which includes assuring the safety of food, water and environments, treating the ranks of the ill and injured, and identifying the dead. HHS activities are coordinated with those of other lead agencies under the overall leadership of DHS. Congress and others will review the response to Hurricane Katrina with an eye toward assessing how well the NRP worked as an instrument for coordinated national response, and how well various agencies at the federal, state and local levels carried out their missions under the plan. Hurricane Katrina dealt some familiar blows in emergency response: the failure of communication systems and resultant difficulties in coordination challenged response efforts in this disaster as with others before it. Hurricane Katrina also pushed some response elements, such as plans for surge capacity in the healthcare workforce, to their limits for the first time in recent memory. The public health and medical response to Hurricane Katrina has also called attention to the matter of disaster planning in healthcare facilities, and the potential role of health information technology in expediting the care of displaced persons. Policymakers will no doubt study these elements of the Katrina response and seek options for continued improvement in national disaster preparedness and response. This report discusses the National Response Plan and its components for public health and medical response, provides information on key response activities carried out by agencies in HHS and DHS, and discusses certain issues in public health and medical preparedness that have been raised by the response to Hurricane Katrina. This report will be updated as circumstances warrant
The Cost of War and Terror Operations Since 9-11 by Jamie Valdez( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With enactment of the FY2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act on January 1, 2014, Congress has approved appropriations for the past 13 years of war that total $1.6 trillion for military operations, base support, weapons maintenance, training of Afghan and Iraq security forces, reconstruction, foreign aid, embassy costs, and veterans' health care for the war operations initiated since the 9/11 attacks. This book discusses the cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and other global war of terror operations since 9/11 in detail, and provides information on the FY2015 funding to counter Ebola and the Islamic State (IS)." --Publisher's website
FY2009 Spring Supplemental Appropriations for Overseas Contingency Operations( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On May 21, by a vote of 86-3, the Senate approved H.R. 2346, a bill providing additional supplemental appropriations for the remainder of FY2009. The House passed its version of the bill on May 14 by a vote of 368-60. Senate approval clears the bill for consideration by a House-Senate conference committee. On May 19, the Senate took up the House-passed supplemental bill and substituted the text of S. 1054, a version reported by the Senate Appropriations Committee on May 14. As reported and subsequently approved on the floor, the Senate bill provides $91.3 billion, of which $5 billion is to support loans to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that were not part of the Administration's pending request, but that fulfill commitments that have been under discussion since last Fall. Apart from the IMF funds, the Senate bill provides $86.3 billion, $1.3 billion above the request. The House-passed version of the bill provides supplemental appropriations of $96.3 billion, $11.4 billion more than the Administration's amended request. The Administration submitted two requests for FY2009 supplemental appropriations that are being addressed in the pending House and Senate bills. On April 9, 2009, the White House requested $83.4 billion in supplemental appropriations for defense, international affairs, domestic fire fighting, and other purposes. On April 30, 2009, following influenza outbreaks in Mexico and in parts of the United States, the White House requested $1.5 billion for influenza preparedness and response measures. Congress provided down payments on FY2009 war-related supplemental funding last year. On June 30, 2008, the President signed into law, P.L. 110-252, H.R. 2642, a bill providing supplemental appropriations for FY2008 and FY2009. The bill included $65.9 billion for defense and $4.0 billion for foreign affairs in FY2009. The DoD funding was mainly for operation and maintenance accounts
Ebola : basics about the disease by Sarah A Lister( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In March 2014, global health officials recognized an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Guinea, West Africa. This report discusses EVD in general, including symptoms, modes of transmission, incubation period, and treatments; presents projections of the future course of the outbreak
Veterans' benefits and care( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pandemic and all-hazards preparedness act : provisions and comparison with current law by Sarah A Lister( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pandemic and all-hazards preparedness act (P.L. 109-417) provisions and changes to preexisting law by Sarah A Lister( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Authorities to direct federal preparedness for and response to public health emergencies are found principally in the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act). Two recent laws provided the core of these authorities: P.L. 106-505, the Public Health Threats and Emergencies Act of 2000 (Title I of the Public Health Improvement Act), and P.L. 107-188, the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism preparedness and Response Act of 2002, which reauthorized several existing authorities and created new ones in the aftermath of the 2001 terror attacks."--Page 2
An Overview of the U.S. Public Health System in the Context of Emergency Preparedness( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes the U.S. public health infrastructure: the structure, organization, and legal basis of domestic public health activities. In contrast with healthcare, public health practice is aimed at decreasing the burden of illness and injury in populations, rather than individuals. Public health agencies use epidemiologic investigation, laboratory testing, information technology, public and provider education, and other tools to support their mission, activities that in turn rely on an adequate and well-trained public health workforce. Federal leadership for public health is based in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and in particular at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most public health authority, such as mandatory disease reporting, licensing of healthcare providers and facilities, and quarantine authority, is actually based with states as an exercise of their police powers. Local and municipal health agencies vary in size, governance, and authority, but they are the front line in responding to public health threats
 
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