Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. (2014). Regional Disaster Response Coordination to Support Health Outcomes: Information Sharing and Incident Management— Workshop in Brief.
Workshop participants noted several essential elements of disaster information sharing: reliable systems that can be used by all involved during an incident; improved coordination between agencies and entities that would lead to better public messaging; the use of Scientific Response Units, which would provide an avenue for experts to contribute their knowledge to specific types of incidents; and identifying and using the right “amplifiers” for messages. Case studies from recent events are included.