Emergency Preparedness Program
Hot Topics in Bioterrorism
- HIPAA Fact Sheet: Bioterrorism Disclosures
- Ricin Fact Sheet
- Includes what ricin is, how it could be associated with bioterrorism, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and vaccination issues.
- Public Health and Bioterrorism: Ready or Not?
- Speech given by Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, Vice President for Biological Programs, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Washington, D.C. at the April 18, 2003 Sellers-McCroan Lecture.
- Bioterrorism Slide Show
- Improving local and state agency response to terrorist incidents involving biological weapons.
Public Health Foundation
The Division of Public Health has gotten numerous requests about the availability of video copies of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) satellite broadcasts on various bioterrorism and emergency preparedness topics.
Most of these resources are available free of charge through the Public Health Foundation. A complete listing of the available resources and an order form are available.
These training materials for public health, medical, and child care providers include print-based self study courses, video courses, computer-based training programs, slides, and videotapes. Many of these products are accredited for continuing education credits.
You may also order individual copies of the broadcasts by calling the Public Health Foundation at 877-252-1200 (US) or 301-645-7773 (International) 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST OR through email to: email@example.com
If you make a request for a video by email, please indicate the program title in the subject line.
This web site contains up-to-date information about current emergency preparedness issues in Georgia.
You can also call the GDPH Epidemiology department at: 404-657-2588 (day, 8 am - 5pm), or 770-578-4104 (after 5 pm, weekends and holidays)
A toll-free CDC Public Response Hotline has been established. All public callers should be referred to the following numbers: English - (888) 246-2675, Español - (888) 246-2857
The CDC is posting healthalerts/advisories/updates on a regular basis to the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response web site.
Also, the CDC Office of Communication is posting press releases that are targeted to the media and public at their web site.