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Emergency Public Health: Preparedness and Response
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G. Bobby Kapur and Jeffrey P. Smith (2011)

Emergency Public Health: Preparedness and Response
presents environmental public health professionals, policymakers, first responders, and emergency healthcare providers with a unique and practical framework for disaster response planning at local, state, and national levels.

With threats to the population ever-present, environmental public health professionals are being required to meet increasing expectations for emergency preparedness, response, and interagency cooperation with disaster strikes. This is the first book of its kind to systematically address these issues in a range of environmental public health emergencies brought on by natural calamity, terrorism, industrial accident, or infectious disease.

Authored by experts with diverse backgrounds in emergency medicine and public health, each chapter of Emergency Public Health features historical perspectives on a public health crisis, an analysis of preparedness, and a practical, relevant case study on the emergency response.

The book also features:
  • Special sections on mental health and children’s health during environmental public health emergencies
  • Practical information on public health low and government regulations
  • Analysis of public health tools including surveillance and rapid needs assessment
568 pages, paperback.


Table of Contents
Preface
Foreword
Contributors
About the Editors


Introduction
1. Public Health Security: Protecting Populations from Emergencies

Section 1: Government and Public Health Emergencies
2. Government Capacity: Federal, State, and Local Agencies and Responsibilities
3. Public Health Law
4. National Response Plan
5. Emerging Public Health Systems: Post-conflict and Post-disaster Settings

Section 2: Private Sector and Nongovernmental Organizations
6. Public-Private Partnerships During Emergencies
7. Nongovernmental Organizations’ Response to Crisis
8. Technology and Public Health Crises

Section 3: Public Health Tools During Emergencies
9. Epidemiological Studies
10. Surveillance and Monitoring
11. Rapid Needs Assessment

Section 4: Infectious Diseases Emergencies
12. Contagious Diseases Epidemics
13. Pandemic Influenza
14. Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases

Section 5: Terrorism
15. Bombing Events
16. Biological Agents
17. Chemical Agents
18. Radiological Agents

Section 6: Natural Emergencies
19. Earthquakes
20. Hurricanes, Tsunamis, and Cyclones
21. Extreme Temperature Emergencies: Heat Waves and Cold Storms

Section 7: Industrial Emergencies
22. Hazardous Materials
23. Nuclear Energy Reactors

Section 8: Special Populations and Issues
24. Mental Health Emergencies and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
25. Children and Public Health Emergencies
26. Public Health Emergencies and Substance Abuse


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