Public Health Management of Disasters

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American Public Health association, Sep 1, 2011 - Social Science - 534 pages
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The all new Third Edition of Public Health Management of Disasters: The Practice Guide will provide an updated operational field and desk guide for public health personnel who are preparing for or responding to disasters, and for the emergency management community who must work with public health in any response. The entire book has been updated and additional chapters and sections have been added. Updated information on roles and responsibilities, the organization of federal preparedness and response, working with emergency management, surveillance and information systems, emergency communications, environmental issues including food security, emerging diseases and bioterrorism, mental health services, people with disabilities and chronic disease, recovery and reconstruction, evaluation and the appendices. In addition, sections/chapters have been added on current legislation, vulnerable populations, ethics, social media, resilience, whole community preparedness, response systems and capabilities.

This book can be used by anyone in the field responding to a disaster, and is also designed for use by anyone working in emergency management preparedness or the delivery of public health services, as well as public health students and those at training institutes, health departments, and any community agency that either delivers public health or clinical services or works with the public during an emergency, and the public health role in emergency management.

  

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About the author (2011)

Dr. Linda Young Landesman is a nationally recognized expert in emergency preparedness who has a long and distinguished career in public health working as a clinician, administrator, educator, policymaker, and author. She has worked as Assistant Vice President, Office of Professional Services and Affiliations, at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) since 1996. At HHC, Dr. Landesman is responsible for over $850 million in workforce contracts between HHC and medical schools and professional medical groups, and has been responsible for the oversight, restructuring, negotiation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of these affiliation contracts. While at HHC, Dr. Landesman was recognized for innovative work when she received an award for Business Process Improvement from the Technology Managers Forum. At the onset of her career, Dr. Landesman practiced clinical social work in academic medical centers in southern California. She worked with women alcoholics, families and children who had cystic fibrosis, women with high-risk pregnancies, and families whose babies required care in the neonatal intensive care
unit. Dr. Landesman was the Principal Investigator for the first national curriculum on the public health management of disasters, developed through a cooperative agreement with the Association of Schools of Public Health and sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She also developed national standards for Emergency Medical Services response.
Appointments to numerous committees and community boards included the
Masters of Public Health Program Community Advisory Board at Long Island University; Regional Advisory Committee for the New York State Commission on Health Care Facilities for the Twenty-First Century; Commissioners’ Advisory Committee, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Advisory Committee, World Trade Center (WTC) Evacuation Study; Weapons of Mass Destruction Advisory Council, New York City Department of Public Health; Emergency Preparedness Council, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation; Research Subcommittee, Advisory Group Subcommittee, Office of Emergency Management Subcommittee, Curriculum Subcommittee, and WTC Subcommittee, Center for Public Health Preparedness, Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University; Violence Prevention Subcommittee, Albert Einstein
College of Medicine; Environmental Subcommittee, New York Academy of
Medicine; F30 accelerated writing groups and content expert, ASTM
International; and the Disabled in Disaster Advisory Group, Orange County, CA.Dr. Landesman is a member of the Public Health Association of New York City, the New York State Public Health Association and Hermann Biggs Society, and a Fellow at the New York Academy of Medicine. She has edited or authored eight books, including the landmark book, Public Health Management of Disasters: The Practice Guide, now in its third edition. She has written dozens of journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Landesman earned her BA and MSW degrees from the University of Michigan. She received her DrPH in health policy and management from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Her doctoral dissertation focused on hospital preparedness for chemical accidents and won the
Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Health Services Improvement Fund in 1990. Dr. Landesman is currently on the faculty of the Public Health Practice Program at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst, where she teaches research methods and public health emergency management online.

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