Case Studies in Public Health Preparedness and Response to Disasters

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-08-05
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

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This collection of cases is designed for courses that seek to prepare the public health workforce for each of the capabilities required by the passage of the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) in 2006. Divided into chapters that cover the general topic areas of communication; hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment; interventions; leadership; legal aspects; national response framework; planning and improvement; surveillance and investigation; and worker health, safety and resilience; this book brings together illustrative real-world stories such as the wildfires in San Diego, Pandemic Flu in New York City, SARS in Toronto, Israeli suicide bombings, and many more.Designed for graduate level courses that align with the new ASPH public health preparedness competencies, these cases will bring to life the need for an effective and prepared public health workforce as well as the necessary tools to coordinated between all levels of government.

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