Disasters And Public Health: Planning And Response by Bruce W. ClementsDisasters And Public Health: Planning And Response by Bruce W. Clements

Disasters And Public Health: Planning And Response

byBruce W. Clements, Julie CasaniEditorBruce Clements

Paperback | March 1, 2016

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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.



  • 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
Bruce Clements serves as the Preparedness Director at the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). He previously held the equivalent position for the State of Missouri. In this capacity, he provides leadership and oversight for public health preparedness programs and related legislative initiatives in Texas. These efforts comb...
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Title:Disasters And Public Health: Planning And ResponseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:538 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:March 1, 2016Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0128019808

ISBN - 13:9780128019801

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Table of Contents

1. Public Health Preparedness History and Policy

2. Public Health Preparedness Capabilities

3. Community Disaster Resilience

4. At-Risk Populations

5. Disaster Behavioral Health

6. Bioterrorism

7. Bombings and Explosions

8. Chemical Hazards and Disasters

9. Earthquakes

10. Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Disease Threats

11. Floods

12. Foodborne Threats

13. Heat Waves

14. Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Tropical Cyclones

15. Nuclear and Radiological Disasters

16. Pandemic Influenza

17. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes

18. Volcanoes

19. Wildfires

20. Winter Storms