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Rationale for Structuring Pandemic Response on a War Footing

Given 20 years of pandemic planning is it not surprising when people ask Why were we not ready This question should be explored whether the time has come to put the country on a warlike footing for pandemic response with a coherent institutionalized and tested pandemic policy

Public Health: A Whole Community Approach Partner

Public health practice parallels the whole community approach advocated by 21st century emergency management practitioners Therefore public health s emergency preparedness actions integrate nicely with contemporary emergency management practice Several methodologies of public health practice lend themselves to collaboration with other planning and response disciplines By examining these methods public

Transportation Requirements for Special Needs Populations

Decision makers managers and responders who focus on special needs populations require additional planning to ensure the safe evacuation and well being following a major disaster of those entrusted to their care Among those populations there are three distinct groups 8211 those with transportation those without transportation and those who

Improving Healthcare Sector Interoperability

Having choices opens many opportunities for patients and responders as well as medical staff within the U S healthcare system However that benefit has led to complications in communications and the sharing of information Healthcare coalitions are seeking better ways to meet daily operational goals while at the same time

Mass-Fatality Surge & Family Assistance

The South Carolina Region 8217 s healthcare coalition is bringing together various resources and knowledge to improve capabilities for mass fatality incidents and subsequent family assistance operations Through ongoing discussions the coalition is able to address planning efforts 8211 e g additional training and exercises available morgue space multi jurisdiction

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Article Out Loud – The Psychology of Crisis

  Full article by Mary Schoenfeldt, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 22, 2024. In this feature article, the board president of Green Cross Academy of Traumatology describes the psychological side of disasters and other impactful events as a critical component of crisis management. Many people still do

Article Out Loud – Elegant Community Preparation

  Full article by Aaron Titus, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, the executive director for Crisis Cleanup shares how elegant community preparation offers a process that simplifies disaster planning efforts for community members. Communities need to prepare together and focus on

Article Out Loud – Navigating the Seismic Dance: Preparedness in the Ring of Fire

  Full article by Alicia Johnson, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, an emergency manager with extensive experience in risk communications and public affairs informs readers about the multifaceted nature of earthquake risks and delineates the indispensable role organizations play in mitigating

Article Out Loud – National Security: A Range of Threats

  Full article by Anthony Mottola and Richard Schoeberl, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 1, 2024. In this feature article, two law enforcement and counterterrorism experts discuss the growing threats from organized foreign terrorist groups to homegrown terrorists inspired by them. Members of the intelligence community have

Article Out Loud – Sustaining Those Working in Disasters

  Full article by Jolie Wills, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 24, 2024. In this featured article, a cognitive scientist and psychosocial disaster recovery specialist emphasizes the importance of supporting those working in emergency response roles before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. Leaders and their teams

Article Out Loud – Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness

  Full article by Andrew (Andy) Altizer, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, an emergency manager with military experience points out that emergency managers, public health officials, and first responders often stress the importance of physical fitness, but sometimes neglect mental fitness.

Article Out Loud – Primary Care Investments to Increase Community Resilience

  Full article by Angie Im, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, a healthcare research and policy expert describes the importance of community health centers and their impact on community resilience. These medical lifelines for millions of Americans are facing financial and

Article Out Loud – The Missing Plague Vials

  Full article by Robert C. Hutchinson, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, an experienced federal agent shares a true story of missing bubonic plague vials, an airport bomb threat, and other suspicious activities that demonstrate continued national and homeland security vulnerabilities

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