Disasters and Public Health - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781856176125

Disasters and Public Health

1st Edition

Planning and Response

Authors: Bruce Clements
Hardcover ISBN: 9781856176125
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 25th March 2009
Page Count: 336

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Description

Introduction
1. General Public Health Preparedness
2. Bioterrorism
3. Bombings and Explosions
4. Chemical Disasters
5. Earthquakes
6. Floods
7. Heatwaves
8. Hurricanes
9. Nuclear and Radiological Disasters
10. Pandemic Influenza
11. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
12. Volcanoes
13. Wildfires
14. Winter Storms

Key Features

  • Prevent or respond to disasters from terrorism to pandemic flu
  • Examine the critical intersection of emergency management and public health
  • Benefit from the author's years of experience in emergency response

Readership

Emergency managers, public health professionals, emergency services professionals

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. General Public Health Preparedness
2. Bioterrorism
3. Bombings and Explosions
4. Chemical Disasters
5. Earthquakes
6. Floods
7. Heatwaves
8. Hurricanes
9. Nuclear and Radiological Disasters
10. Pandemic Influenza
11. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
12. Volcanoes
13. Wildfires
14. Winter Storms

Details

No. of pages:
336
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Hardcover ISBN:
9781856176125

About the Author

Bruce Clements

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 combine the disciplines of public health, clinical medicine, emergency management, and public administration to build a state wide public health and medical emergency response infrastructure. In addition, he manages federal public health and healthcare system preparedness grants and provides direction for state wide preparedness activities including preparedness planning, training, and exercises. He also serves as a Commissioner for the Texas Commission on State Emergency Communications representing the Department of State Health Services and providing oversight of the state wide 9-1-1 Call Centers and Poison Control Programs. He has current Adjunct Instructor appointments at the Texas A&M Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine (Round Rock, TX); Texas A&M Health Sciences Center, School of Rural Public Health, Department of Health Policy & Management; and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. He has published a variety of articles on preparedness and has contributed book chapters. He has also lectured extensively on preparedness topics for over 20 years.

Affiliations and Expertise

Preparedness Director, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), USA

Reviews

"Provides the nuts and bolts of preparedness which is only poorly presented in other texts."--Gregory Evans, Director of the Institute for Bio-Security at the Saint Louis University School of Public Health