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Case studies in public health preparedness and response to disasters / edited by Linda Landesman and Issac Weisfuse.

Contributor(s): Landesman, Linda Young | Weisfuse, Issac.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2014Description: xxxiii, 384 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781284057027 (pbk.).Subject(s): Disaster Planning -- Case Reports -- Case studies | Disasters -- Case Reports -- Case studies | Public Health Administration -- Case Reports -- Case studies | Emergency management -- Case studiesDDC classification: 362.18 LAN Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
2011 Japan tsunami, earthquake, and nuclear disaster -- Southern California wildfires of 2007 -- The 1999 North Carolina Floyd flood -- Residential facilities and functional needs -- Hurricane Irene : evacuation of Coney Island hospital -- Rescue following a mine collapse in Chile, 2010 -- The lessons of tragedy : the 2004 Madrid train bombings -- The Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill disaster -- Planning for the Republican National Convention 2004 -- World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, 2001 -- Addressing the mental well-being of New Yorkers in the aftermath of 9/11 and bioterror attacks -- Gastrointestinal anthrax associated with a drumming circle in New Hampshire -- Surveillance in emergency preparedness -- Mandatory vaccination and H1N1 -- 2009 H1N1 influenza epidemic in Iowa -- The Martha's Vineyard public health system response to 2009 H1N1.
Summary: From extreme weather events such as Superstorm Sandy, man-made tragedies like the Madrid train bombings, the threat of bioterrorism, and emerging infections such as the H1N1 pandemic flu, disasters are creating increasingly profound threats to health of populations around the globe. Through a presentation of 16 case studies, this book examines the broad range of public health scenarios through the lens of emergency preparedness and planning. Designed for students across a wide spectrum of health and safety disciplines, this text uniquely demonstrates the application of public health preparedness competencies established by the Association of Schools of Public Health.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

2011 Japan tsunami, earthquake, and nuclear disaster -- Southern California wildfires of 2007 -- The 1999 North Carolina Floyd flood -- Residential facilities and functional needs -- Hurricane Irene : evacuation of Coney Island hospital -- Rescue following a mine collapse in Chile, 2010 -- The lessons of tragedy : the 2004 Madrid train bombings -- The Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill disaster -- Planning for the Republican National Convention 2004 -- World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, 2001 -- Addressing the mental well-being of New Yorkers in the aftermath of 9/11 and bioterror attacks -- Gastrointestinal anthrax associated with a drumming circle in New Hampshire -- Surveillance in emergency preparedness -- Mandatory vaccination and H1N1 -- 2009 H1N1 influenza epidemic in Iowa -- The Martha's Vineyard public health system response to 2009 H1N1.

From extreme weather events such as Superstorm Sandy, man-made tragedies like the Madrid train bombings, the threat of bioterrorism, and emerging infections such as the H1N1 pandemic flu, disasters are creating increasingly profound threats to health of populations around the globe. Through a presentation of 16 case studies, this book examines the broad range of public health scenarios through the lens of emergency preparedness and planning. Designed for students across a wide spectrum of health and safety disciplines, this text uniquely demonstrates the application of public health preparedness competencies established by the Association of Schools of Public Health.

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