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Public Health Response & Severe Weather Emergencies

Public health professionals are constantly building the capacity and capabilities needed to respond to a variety of possible emergencies such as biological events pandemic influenza emerging diseases manmade disasters and a host of other dangers

An Exercise in Utility: The Role of Public Health

The federal funding streams that improved U S preparedness capabilities at all levels of government so significantly in the first decade after the 9 11 attacks have already declined and additional reductions are just over the horizon But a lack of funds can be overcome at least in part by

MCM Dispensing: The Public Health Point of View

To plan for and defeat the frequently changing threats posed by pandemics both natural and terrorist related requires advance planning comprehensive training and stockpiling mountains of supplies including medications needed to protect literally millions of citizens But these efforts involve numerous complexities

The Next Pandemic: Understanding the Public Health Role

In coping with pandemics public health authorities play one of the most important roles in the overall process of planning preparedness response and recovery Although the term pandemic refers to a wide range of infectious diseases e g human immunodeficiency virus HIV plague smallpox and tuberculosis the current focus of

The Public Health Role During Mass-Fatality Incidents

Many major disasters start without warning continue for periods ranging from mere seconds to weeks or months and leave behind a chaotic mass of useless rubble and ruined lives The work of public health agencies necessarily starts well before the first tremor continues through the entire response recovery resilience process

Public Health: Assessing the Hazards & Vulnerabilities

The first priority of would be 8220 problem solvers 8221 should be to find out in as much detail as possible exactly what the problem is That is particularly true it says here in dealing with major and extremely complicated problems involving and quite possibly jeopardizing the continued good health

Tailoring an Emergency Operations Plan

The old tailor 8217 s maxim 8211 8220 Measure twice cut once 8221 8211 is also a suitable approach to the writing of an all hazards Emergency Operations Plan for a health department Here is a comprehensive and easy to follow guide to the planning writing reviewing and approval processes

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Article Out Loud – Interoperability During Mass Casualty Incidents

  Full article by Charles Guddemi and Catherine Feinman, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 3, 2024. In this featured article, the District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency’s statewide interoperability coordinator and the editor of Domestic Preparedness highlight the key takeaways from a 2024 interoperability

Article Out Loud – Emergency Management Goes to the Hill

  Full article by Kay C. Goss and Catherine L. Feinman, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 27, 2024. In this featured article, two attendees of a Senate briefing on “The State of Emergency Management” discuss the assistance needs of emergency managers working behind the scenes to ensure

Article Out Loud – The Evolution of Homeland Security Higher Education

  Full article by Heather Issvoran, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 27, 2024. In this featured article, the director of strategic communications for the Center for Homeland Defense and Security describes how homeland security education expanded after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, to ensure that

Article Out Loud – April 2024 Eclipse – Moving From Planning Into Operations

  Full article by Laurel J. Radow, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 13, 2024. In this featured article, a member of the American Astronomical Society Solar Eclipse Task Force shares an operational checklist for communities that will experience a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Eclipse event

Article Out Loud – Support and Planning Inside 911 Centers

  Full article by Heather McGaffin, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 13, 2024. In this featured article, the director of The Office of Unified Communications in Washington, DC, provides a glimpse inside emergency communications centers and the strategic planning needed to ensure that someone is always there

Article Out Loud – Amateurs of Action – The Women of Radio

Full article by Desiree Baccus, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 6, 2024.In this featured article, a public relations committee member for the National Association for Amateur Radio describes how volunteers are transforming emergency preparedness with an inclusive, diverse movement of impactful community engagement. Talented operators nationwide prove

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