Homeland Security’s Office of Health Affairs Integrating Public Health Information through State Fusion Centers

Kaye Beach

July 17,2011

This document is a 2011 overview of the Department of Homeland Security’ s Office of Health Affairs.

“Established on March 31, 2007 the Office of Health Affairs (OHA) is the Department of Homeland Security’s principal health and medical authority.”

“. . .OHA established the framework to assist States with integrating the public health and healthcare communities into the homeland security intelligence and information sharing process. (Emphasis mine) This will be achieved by promoting the representation of health security communities within the national network of State and Local Fusion Centers. . .”

What Is a Fusion Center?
A fusion center is an effective and efficient mechanism to exchange information and intelligence, maximize resources, streamline operations, and improve the ability to fight crime and terrorism by merging data from a variety of sources. In addition, fusion centers are a conduit for implementing portions of the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan (NCISP).”  More on Fusion Centers

FISCAL YEAR 2011 HOMELAND SECURITY
GRANT PROGRAM SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCE :OFFICE OFHEALTH AFFAIRS OVERVIEW

This document is ten pages.  Give it a read and see what you think.

Original link

http://www.fema.gov/pdf/government/grant/2011/fy11_hsgp_oha.pdf

on Scribd

 

One response to “Homeland Security’s Office of Health Affairs Integrating Public Health Information through State Fusion Centers

  1. But now we have all become so frightened and so cowardly that we are actually thankful when TSA officials feel up our private parts because we believe that somehow it is making us “safer”.

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