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Public Health Preparedness– Finding Its Path Forward

Public health preparedness has emerged and matured as a distinct discipline since the events of 9 11 and the subsequent Ameri thrax attacks Although in the past public health agencies were pushed to the forefront of various emergencies the planning and infrastructure for public health emergency response were not funded

Article Out Loud – Public Health Preparedness– Finding Its Path Forward

Public health preparedness has emerged and matured as a distinct discipline since the events of 9 11 and the subsequent Ameri thrax attacks Although in the past public health agencies were pushed to the forefront of various emergencies the planning and infrastructure for public health emergency response were not funded

Public Health Preparedness Realities

The term situational awareness typically conjures images of emergency responders on the scene of a complex incident with many emergency vehicles and various levels of activity both command and operationally oriented Public health normally does not enter into the equation but perhaps it is time to change that thinking

The Art of Awareness for Emergency Medical Calls

Civilian responders have successfully acquired many skills that were originally developed by military services Situational awareness is one such skill that would be beneficial to adapt to the civilian members of the emergency medical services Maintaining a heightened sense of awareness would help responders stay in the loop

Public Health’s Role Beyond Biologicals

Public health s role is often synonymous with biological events such as Ebola H1N1 and SARS but the field of public health offers many capabilities that are relevant to chemical radiological nuclear and explosive events as well To leverage these capabilities a joint effort from the federal state and local

Public Health & Political Knowledge

Public health professionals fill vital roles in homeland security preparedness One of these roles is to ensure that government decision makers are well informed on issues that may affect the life and health of perhaps not all but at least most of their community members

What It Takes to Be a Public Health Emergency Preparedness Professional

In the relatively young subspecialty of public health emergency preparedness effective public health preparedness managers mustentify the essential elements of their roles and the skills or requirements necessary to be effective in their positions Although there is no set recipe for success diverse and field related skills are a must

Disaster Preparedness & Response Require Having Faith

With people regularly attending services each week at faith based organizations around the world these organizations must have plans in place to provide safe egress of large crowds of attendees from their buildings on a regular basis Much can be learned from and implemented into such organizations to provide greater

Public Health Emergencies – Looking Toward the Future

In January 2014 the Institute of Medicine IOM Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events released a white paper listing seven recommendations to enhance the sustainability of preparedness efforts in the United States The IOM paper reflects on relevant past accomplishments the current state of public health

Importance of the Global Health Security Agenda

Increased intercontinental travel and increased biological pandemic and other disease threats mean that countries must effectively cooperate and communicate to prevent the spread of disease within and between interconnected communities The Global Health Security helps bring together global partners and address key issues related to preventing detecting and responding to

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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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