Public health

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Article publication date: 1 December 2004

Citation

(2004), "Public health", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 13 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/dpm.2004.07313eag.004

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


Public health

Public health

National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program

www.hrsa.gov/bioterrorism/index.htmThe goal of the National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program is to aid states and territories to improve the capacity of the health care system, including hospitals, emergency departments, outpatient facilities, EMS systems, and poison control centers, to respond to incidents requiring mass immunization, isolation, decontamination, diagnosis, and treatment, in the aftermath of terrorism or other public health emergencies.

Washington Hospital Center

http://er1.org/This web site, maintained by the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, houses an extensive amount of information on hazards, hospitals, mass casualty response, and more, with the goal of creating an interactive information clearing house.

National Environmental Health Association

www.neha.org/9-11%20report/Messages in the Dust: What Are the Lessons of the Environmental Health Response to the Terrorist Attacks of September 11?This report, published by the National Environmental Health Association, draws upon lessons learned from the terrorist attacks to equip environmental health professionals to better understand and anticipate the health and safety needs of communities who would respond to terrorist incidents in the future.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2004/hospdrpr.htmHospitals must be prepared to respond to sudden demands on services brought on by natural and human-caused mass casualty incidents. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released an evidence-based tool to help hospitals identify strengths and weaknesses in their disaster response.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

www.bt.cdc.gov/training/historyofbt/The Emergency Preparedness and Response program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has produced a series of videos titled “The History of Bioterrorism”. These videos can either be purchased or viewed free online.