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Public health management of disasters : [publication] : the practice guide /

by Landesman, Linda Young.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Washington : APHA, 2001, cop. 2001Description: XIV, 273 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0875530257.MeSH subject(s): Disaster Planning | Public Health Administration | Disasters | Disasters -- prevention & controlPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographSummary: [Table of contents] 1. Types of disasters and their consequences. 2. Role and responsibility of public health. 3. Structure and organization of health management in disaster response. 4. Disaster-related surveillance and emergency information systems. 5. Hazard assessment, vulnerability analysis, risk assessment, and rapid health assessment. 6. Disaster communications. 7. Environmental health issues. 8. Mental health strategies. 9. Essentials of disaster planning. 10. Public health response to emerging infections and bioterrorism. 11. Public health considerations in recovery and reconstruction. 12. Evaluation methods for assessing medical and public health response to disasters. Epilogue. Appendix : Terms commonly used in disaster preparedness and response ; Acronyms commonly used in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery ; First aid kit supplies ; Incident commander's considerations for managing nuclear, biological, and chemical incident ; Required elements of hazard analysis ; Key elements of a public health preparedness program, etc.
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The cover bears: with an epilogue on the September 11, 2001 tragedy

[Table of contents] 1. Types of disasters and their consequences. 2. Role and responsibility of public health. 3. Structure and organization of health management in disaster response. 4. Disaster-related surveillance and emergency information systems. 5. Hazard assessment, vulnerability analysis, risk assessment, and rapid health assessment. 6. Disaster communications. 7. Environmental health issues. 8. Mental health strategies. 9. Essentials of disaster planning. 10. Public health response to emerging infections and bioterrorism. 11. Public health considerations in recovery and reconstruction. 12. Evaluation methods for assessing medical and public health response to disasters. Epilogue. Appendix : Terms commonly used in disaster preparedness and response ; Acronyms commonly used in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery ; First aid kit supplies ; Incident commander's considerations for managing nuclear, biological, and chemical incident ; Required elements of hazard analysis ; Key elements of a public health preparedness program, etc.