Assessment Tool for Evaluating Emergency and Disaster Shelters

June 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;6/6/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 22, p606
The article reports on an environmental health shelter assessment form developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assist environmental health practitioners rapidly evaluate the health and safety of the shelter environment for communities and at-risk populations during and after emergencies and disasters. It states that the form addresses the general areas of environmental health such as food safety, sanitation and companion animal care and that it provides guidance and information that can be used with existing procedures.


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