Linda Young Landesman

in Public Health

ISBN: 9780199756797
Published online April 2013 | | DOI:


The body of research investigating public health considerations in disasters has only recently received dedicated attention. This was stimulated when the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act 2006 called for research to improve the public health preparedness and response to emergencies. The Institute of Medicine published a study that called for research to protect vulnerable populations in emergencies, strengthen systems of response, prepare the public health workforce, improve emergency communications, and improve information management. Following the release of this report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted workshops to inform the development of a research agenda. CDC subsequently established the Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Centers. In 2008 nine centers began research in these areas; investigators should monitor current journals to be aware of the findings as they become available. The intent of this bibliography is to provide the overarching and foundational resources for a researcher to locate works in the field of emergency preparedness. Preparedness activities converge with the entire gamut of public health practice—everything from management to environment. Further, there is lack of agreement about what public health preparedness encompasses. Thus the topic is presented broadly so that public health investigators can benefit from knowing what previous investigators might have learned in a different professional group or setting.

Article.  8725 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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