The Resource Public health and border security : HHS and DHS should further strengthen their ability to respond to TB incidents : report to congressional requesters, United States Government Accountability Office., (electronic resource :)

Public health and border security : HHS and DHS should further strengthen their ability to respond to TB incidents : report to congressional requesters, United States Government Accountability Office., (electronic resource :)

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Public health and border security : HHS and DHS should further strengthen their ability to respond to TB incidents : report to congressional requesters
Title
Public health and border security
Title remainder
HHS and DHS should further strengthen their ability to respond to TB incidents : report to congressional requesters
Statement of responsibility
United States Government Accountability Office.
Title variation
  • Public health and border security
  • HHS and DHS should further strengthen their ability to respond to TB incidents
  • Tuberculosis public health incidents
Title variation remainder
Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Homeland Security should further strengthen their ability to respond to tuberculosis incidents
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why GAO did this study: In spring 2007, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and state and local health officials worked together to interdict two individuals with drug-resistant infectious tuberculosis (TB) from crossing U.S. borders and direct them to treatment. Concerns arose that HHS's and DHS's responses to the incidents were delayed and ineffective. GAO was asked to examine (1) the factors that affected HHS's and DHS's responses to the incidents, (2) the extent to which HHS and DHS made changes to response procedures as a result of the incidents, and (3) HHS's and DHS's efforts to assess the effectiveness of changes made as a result of the incidents. GAO reviewed agency documents and interviewed officials about the procedures in place at the time of the incidents and changes made since. What GAO Recommends: GAO recommends that DHS explore the feasibility of enhancing its capability to create public health alerts based on other variations of biographic information, and that HHS and DHS work together to continue to inform state and local health officials about new tools and procedures and develop plans for completing actions to ensure coordination among agencies
Cataloging source
HNC
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Ports of entry
  • Tuberculosis
  • Aircraft
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Communication
  • Emigration and Immigration
  • Interinstitutional Relations
  • Registries
  • Security Measures
  • Social Control, Formal
  • Travel
  • Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
  • United States Government Agencies
Label
Public health and border security : HHS and DHS should further strengthen their ability to respond to TB incidents : report to congressional requesters, United States Government Accountability Office., (electronic resource :)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Nov. 14, 2008)
  • "October 2008."
  • "This report is a publicly available version of our report regarding Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) attempts to interdict two individuals with drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) disease at the border so that they could direct them to treatment. Our original report was designated law enforcement sensitive because, according to DHS, it contained specific information of a sensitive nature. " - p. 1, Oct. 14, 2008 letter from Cynthia A. Bascetta and Eileen R. Larence to Joseph I. Lieberman, chairman, and Susan M. Collins, ranking member, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate
  • "GAO-09-58."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
mixed
Contents
Letter -- Results in brief -- Background -- HHS's and DHS's lack of comprehensive procedures for information sharing and coordination and CBP inspection deficiencies hindered the response to the TB incidents -- HHS and DHS implemented procedures and tools to address response deficiencies, but could take further steps to complete actions identified as a result of the 2007 TB incidents -- HHS and DHS Have Activities Under Way to Assess Their Ability to Respond to TB Incidents -- Conclusions -- Recommendations for executive action -- Agency comments and our evaluation -- -- Appendix I. CBP Traveler inspection procedures at air and land ports of Entry -- Appendix II. Comments from the Department of Health and Human Services -- Appendix III. Comments from the Department of Homeland Security -- Appendix IV. GAO Contacts and Staff Acknowledgments
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 58 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)BOP271690583
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 11/14/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0958.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Public health and border security : HHS and DHS should further strengthen their ability to respond to TB incidents : report to congressional requesters, United States Government Accountability Office., (electronic resource :)
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Nov. 14, 2008)
  • "October 2008."
  • "This report is a publicly available version of our report regarding Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) attempts to interdict two individuals with drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) disease at the border so that they could direct them to treatment. Our original report was designated law enforcement sensitive because, according to DHS, it contained specific information of a sensitive nature. " - p. 1, Oct. 14, 2008 letter from Cynthia A. Bascetta and Eileen R. Larence to Joseph I. Lieberman, chairman, and Susan M. Collins, ranking member, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate
  • "GAO-09-58."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
mixed
Contents
Letter -- Results in brief -- Background -- HHS's and DHS's lack of comprehensive procedures for information sharing and coordination and CBP inspection deficiencies hindered the response to the TB incidents -- HHS and DHS implemented procedures and tools to address response deficiencies, but could take further steps to complete actions identified as a result of the 2007 TB incidents -- HHS and DHS Have Activities Under Way to Assess Their Ability to Respond to TB Incidents -- Conclusions -- Recommendations for executive action -- Agency comments and our evaluation -- -- Appendix I. CBP Traveler inspection procedures at air and land ports of Entry -- Appendix II. Comments from the Department of Health and Human Services -- Appendix III. Comments from the Department of Homeland Security -- Appendix IV. GAO Contacts and Staff Acknowledgments
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 58 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)BOP271690583
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 11/14/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0958.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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