Public health management of disasters : the practice guide / Linda Young Landesman.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Landesman, Linda Young
Corporate Author: American Public Health Association
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC : American Public Health Association, [2012], ©2012.
Edition:Third edition.
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Physical Description:xxvi, 534 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Format: Book
Contents:
  • Types of disasters and their consequences
  • Role and responsibility of public health
  • Structure and organization of health management in disaster response
  • Disaster-related surveillance and emergency information systems
  • Hazard assessment, vulnerability analysis, risk assessment, and rapid health assessment
  • Disaster communications
  • Essentials of disaster planning
  • Environmental and occupational health issues
  • Mental health strategies
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Public health response to emerging infections and biological incidents
  • Public health considerations in recovery and reconstruction
  • Evaluation methods for assessing public health and medical response to disasters
  • Ethical considerations in public health emergencies.