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Emergency Public Health: Preparedness and Response

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Girish Bobby Kapur, MD, MPH, Jeffrey P. Smith, MD, MPH.

As large-scale emergencies continue to pose a threat to U.S. populations at the local, state, and national levels, the public and private sectors are demanding improved public health preparedness, response, and cooperation for such events.

Emergency Public Health provides readers with important information and analysis of key public health crises threatening our local, state, and national jurisdictions.  As the first text of its kind in the emerging field of emergency public health, it provides a framework for public health professionals, policy makers, first responders, and emergency healthcare providers to plan and implement effective measures to protect the public health of civilian populations during times of emergencies. 

Written by experts with both emergency healthcare and public health backgrounds, the case-based chapters provide valuable information on the preparedness, response, and mitigation of emergency public health topics.  In addition, Emergency Public Health contains timely information of key areas such as public health law and the interactions among government jurisdictions.  Each chapter also includes online resources for the reader to pursue additional web-based resources.

Each chapter follows a consistent structure to maintain clarity and continuity throughout the text:

A. Introduction
B. Historical perspectives
C. Preparedness
D. Response
E. Case study
F. On-line resources

Table of Contents

Section  Introduction  
  Chapter  1  The Role of Public Health in Times of Population Crises and Emergencies 
Section  1  Government and Public Health Emergencies
  Chapter  2  Government Capacity: Federal, State, and Local Agencies and Responsibilities
  Chapter  3  Public Health Law 
  Chapter  4  National Response Plan
  Chapter  5  Emerging Public Health Systems: Post-conflict and Post-Disaster Settings 
Section  2  Private Sector and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) 
  Chapter  6  Public-Private Partnerships during Emergencies 
  Chapter  7  Non-Governmental Organizations Response to Crises
  Chapter  8  Technology and Public Health Crises 
Section  3  Public Health Tools during Emergencies 
  Chapter  9  Epidemiological Studies
  Chapter  10  Surveillance and Monitoring
  Chapter  11  Rapid Needs Assessment
Section  4  Infectious Diseases Emergencies
  Chapter  12  Contagious Diseases Epidemics
  Chapter  13  Pandemic Influenza
  Chapter  14  Emerging and Remerging Infectious Diseases 
Section  5  Terrorism
  Chapter  15  Bombing Events 
  Chapter  16  Biological Agents
  Chapter  17  Chemical Agents
  Chapter  18  Radiological Agents
Section  6  Natural Disasters
  Chapter  19  Earthquakes 
  Chapter  20  Hurricanes, Tsunamis, and Cyclones
  Chapter  21  Extreme Temperature Emergencies: Heat Waves and Cold Storms
Section  7  Industrial Emergencies
  Chapter  22  Hazardous Substances
  Chapter  23  Nuclear Energy Reactors 
Section  8  Special Populations and Issues
  Chapter  24  Mental Health Emergencies and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  Chapter  25  Children and Public Health Emergencies
  Chapter  26  Substance Abuse and Public Health Crises

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