A Year in Review: 2020
As the year closed amid the largest global pandemic since the early 1900s, we reflected on the vital role the Global Center for Health Security and its partners played in our community, state, nation, and even across the globe. Providing assistance with quarantine and isolation care, convening an ethics committee to promptly address rising concerns, and rapidly conducting ground-breaking research are just several of the accomplishments that continue to make the GCHS and its partners world leaders in biopreparedness and public health emergencies.
Programs in Review: 2020
The Training, Simulation & Quarantine Center (TSQC) is funded by the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Department of Health and Human Services, to maintain the National Quarantine Unit in a state of readiness to ensure rapid response to the nation's health security needs. The TSQC also provides training to multiple government departments such as the Public Health Service and National Disaster Medical System in its state-of-the-art biocontainment training unit.
Launched in 2018, ASPR designated UNMC/Nebraska Medicine as a pilot site for the Region VII Disaster Health Response Ecosystem program that seeks to advance community preparedness to support regional health care delivery for public health emergencies and capacity for large-scale disasters.
Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ASPR, the National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center (NETEC), is a consortium of Emory University, NYC Health+ Hospitals/Bellevue, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. NETEC's mission is to increase the capability of United States public health and health care systems to safely and effectively manage individuals with suspected and confirmed special pathogens.