- Contains seven new chapters that cover law, vulnerable populations, behavioral health, community resilience, preparedness capabilities, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, and foodborne threats
- Provides clinical updates by new MD co-author
- Includes innovative preparedness approaches and lessons learned from current and historic public health and medical responses that enhance clarity and provide valuable examples to readers
- Presents increased international content and case studies for a global perspective on public health
Disasters and Public Health: Planning and Response, Second Edition, examines the critical intersection between emergency management and public health. It provides a succinct overview of the actions that may be taken before, during, and after a major public health emergency or disaster to reduce morbidity and mortality.
Five all-new chapters at the beginning of the book describe how policy and law drive program structures and strategies leading to the establishment and maintenance of preparedness capabilities. New topics covered in this edition include disaster behavioral health, which is often the most expensive and longest-term recovery challenge in a public health emergency, and community resilience, a valuable resource upon which most emergency programs and responses depend.
The balance of the book provides an in-depth review of preparedness, response, and recovery challenges for 15 public health threats. These chapters also provide lessons learned from responses to each threat, giving users a well-rounded introduction to public health preparedness and response that is rooted in experience and practice.
Public health and preparedness practitioners; senior leaders and planners in support agencies, including both public (local, state, and federal) and private sector professionals working in Healthcare (Hospitals, Ambulatory Care Centers, Long Term Care Facilities, Pharmacies, Dialysis Centers, EMS, etc.), Law Enforcement, Fire Service, Transportation, Agriculture, Energy, Military, Mortuary, and non-governmental organizations; undergraduate and graduate students in emergency management and public health programs.