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Case Studies in Public Health Preparedness and Response to Disasters

Author(s): Linda Y Landesman, DrPH, MSW, Landesman Consulting, Visiting Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts
Isaac B. Weisfuse, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284057027
  • Product With Access Code    384 pages      © 2014
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From extreme weather events such as Superstorm Sandy, man-made tragedies like the Madrid train bombings, the threat of bioterrorism, and emerging infections such as the H1N1 pandemic flu, disasters are creating increasingly profound threats to health of populations around the globe.

Through a presentation of 16 case studies, the authors examine the broad range of public health scenarios through the lens of emergency preparedness and planning. Designed for students across a wide spectrum of health and safety disciplines, this text uniquely demonstrates the application of public health preparedness competencies established by the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH).

Key Features:

  • Presents 16 case studies on preparedness, from natural disasters to pandemic infection.
  • Demonstrates the application of the ASPH Public Health Preparedness competencies.
  • Makes an ideal complement to any text on disaster preparedness or public health leadership, or can be used as a standalone text.

"Case Studies in Public Health Preparedness is written by some of  the best emergency preparedness and response professionals in the  business; it is a must read for anyone who needs to prepare for or respond to an emergency.”
—Michael Osterholm Ph.D, MPH, Professor and Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota

  Preface
  Foreword
  Contributors
  About the Editors
  Section  I  Natural Events
    Case  1  2011 Japan Tsunami, Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster
    Case  2  Southern California Wildfires of 2007: Preparing and Responding to Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Communities
    Case  3  The 1999 North Carolina Floyd Flood
    Case  4  Residential Facilities and Functional Needs: Preparing for and Responding to Emergencies in Pennsylvania
    Case  5  Hurricane Irene: Evacuation of Coney Island Hospital
  Section  II  Man-Made and Technological Events
    Case  6  Rescue Following a Mine Collapse in Chile
    Case  7  The Lessons of Tragedy: The 2004 Madrid Train Bombings
    Case  8  The Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill Disaster
    Case  9  Planning For The Republican National Convention 2004: Findings From The New York City Department Of Health And Mental Hygiene
    Case  10  World Trade Center Attack on Sept 11, 2001
    Case  11  Addressing the Mental Well-Being of New Yorkers in the Aftermath of the 9/11 and Bioterror Attacks
  Section  III  Emerging Infections
    Case  12  Gastrointestinal Anthrax Associated with a Drumming Circle in New Hampshire
    Case  13  Surveillance in Emergency Preparedness: The 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Response
    Case  14  Mandatory Vaccination and H1N1: A Large Urban Hospital’s Response
    Case  15  2009 H1N1 Influenza Epidemic in Iowa
    Case  16  The Martha’s Vineyard Public Health System Response to 2009 H1N1
  Appendix A: Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competency Model
  
  Additional Critical Cases
    Case  1  The Evacuation of NYU Langone Medical Center during Hurricane Sandy: Lessons Learned
    Case  2  Hurricane Sandy: Training to Improve Response and Recovery
    Case  3  Public Health Recovery after the Great East Japan Earthquake: Experience in Selected Areas of Miyagi Prefecture

Linda Y Landesman, DrPH, MSW-Landesman Consulting, Visiting Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts

Isaac B. Weisfuse, MD, MPH-Associate Professor of Clinical Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York

  • "[Case Studies in Public Health Preparedness and Response to Disasters] is a superbly and professionally written textbook in every chapter, which would be very useful for any professional in this important & growing (and inter-disciplinary) field of "Emergency Management."
    -- PJ Gammarano, M.A., J.D
    Former College (ECC / SUNJ) Institutional Risk Manager; and Contingency Planning Manager

  • "[Case Studies in Public Health Preparedness and Response to Disasters] is a superbly written and assembled series of articles with relevant student questions after each chapter."
    -Professor P.J. Gammarano
     Kingsborough Community College / CUNY, Health Department

  • Chapter 1
    Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
    Chapter 2
  • Front Matter
    Front Matter
  • Webinar Slides
    Full PowerPoint Slide Deck from the 12/2/14 Webinar on: Teaching Public Health Preparedness: The Core Competencies Required to Respond to a Global Infectious Disease Outbreak. With featured presenters Linda Landesman and Isaac Weisfuse, this presentation gives a special focus to the current Ebola outbreak as well as the competencies covered in the book, that address preparedness for such an outbreak.

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