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Essentials of Public Health Preparedness

Author(s): Rebecca Katz, MPH, MA, PhD, Assistant Professor, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington D.C.
  • ISBN-13: 9780763779832
  • Paperback    172 pages      © 2013
Price: $104.95 US List
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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.

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Part  I  Background of the Field
  Chapter  1  Introduction to Public Health Preparedness
Part  II  Defining the problem: potential threats
  Chapter  2  Threats from Biological, Chemical, Nuclear and Radiological Weapons
  Chapter  3  Threats from Naturally Occurring Disease and natural disasters
Part  III  Infrastructure
  Chapter  4  9/11 and its aftermath
  Chapter  5  Preparedness Plans
  Chapter  6  Legislation, Regulations and Policy Guidance
Part  IV  Solving Problems
  Chapter  7  Biosecurity
  Chapter  8  The Research Agenda
  Chapter  9  International Agreements
  Chapter  10  Attribution and Investigations
  Chapter  11  Surveillance
  Chapter  12  Putting Preparedness to the Test: Natural Disasters and the Public Health Response
  Chapter  13  From Local Preparedness to Global Governance of Disease: the path to security

Rebecca Katz, MPH, MA, PhD-Assistant Professor, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington D.C.

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