Essentials of Public Health Preparedness

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-09-30
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
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The public health community plays a vital role in identifying, responding to, containing, and recovering from emergencies. This book will introduce your students to the important and timely field of public health preparedness. The book presupposes no previous exposure to the concepts, yet provides enough depth for students who may have advanced knowledge. Divided into four parts, Public Health Preparedness explores: principles of public health preparedness; defining the problem; creating an infrastructure; and solving problems. Recent and current topics are examined such as weapons of mass destruction; the 9/11 commission findings; the National Incident Management System, and biosecurity.

Table of Contents

PartI Background of the Field
Chapter1 Introduction to Public Health Preparedness
PartII Defining the problem: potential threats
Chapter2 Threats from Biological, Chemical, Nuclear and Radiological Weapons
Chapter3 Threats from Naturally Occurring Disease and natural disasters
PartIII Infrastructure
Chapter4 9/11 and its aftermath
Chapter5 Preparedness Plans
Chapter6 Legislation, Regulations and Policy Guidance
PartIV Solving Problems
Chapter7 Biosecurity
Chapter8 The Research Agenda
Chapter9 International Agreements
Chapter10 Attribution and Investigations
Chapter11 Surveillance
Chapter12 Putting Preparedness to the Test: Natural Disasters and the Public Health Response
Chapter13 From Local Preparedness to Global Governance of Disease: the path to security

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