Public Health Practices: Enhancing Emergency Preparedness & Response
Public Health Practices
Enhancing Emergency Preparedness & Response
ASTHO - The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

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A shortage of healthcare workers is a constant challenge for rural areas of the United States, yet it also may hinder the level of care hospitals and clinics can provide during an emergency. While...

Dirty Bomb/Radiological Contamination Interactive Training

Many state and local public health departments are increasingly focused on preparing for a radiological emergency. Given public health's fairly recent involvement in radiological preparedness, along...

Resource Directories and Medical Management Guidelines for Response to a Chemical Emergency (MI)

Health department preparedness for chemical emergencies often requires the involvement of multiple state agencies to assure that all aspects of environmental and human health are addressed in...

Adapting the Healthy Development Measurement Tool to Post-Disaster Planning Initiatives (TX)

Hurricane Ike damaged or destroyed 70% of Galveston, Texas’ residential and commercial buildings when it struck the barrier island in September 2008. Pre-storm poverty levels and poor health and...

Using the Online Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response to Enhance the Quality of Care for Diverse Populations (OMH)

Recent tragedies such as the Haiti earthquake, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and September 11th have demonstrated that minorities suffer disproportionately during all stages of a disaster....


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