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Assessing health needs

John Wright

in Public Health: An action guide to improving health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199238934
eISBN:
9780191716621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.003.04
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the following topics: health needs and the importance of assessing these needs; the steps to take when assessing health needs; what routine data can be used in assessing health ... More


Emergency Management

Angelo J. Bellomo

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses emergency management in schools. The development of a comprehensive emergency response plan is key to ensuring a rapid and effective response to school emergencies. The ... More


From Trouble to Trauma: The Need for Public–Private Health Partnerships

Laurence Barton

in Risk Communication and Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199562848
eISBN:
9780191722523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562848.003.05
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the importance of public—private partnerships in the area of public health. Topics covered include corporate planning for medical emergencies, the lessons learned by one ... More


Law in Public Health Practice

Richard A. Goodman, Richard E. Hoffman, Wilfredo Lopez, Gene W. Matthews, Mark Rothstein, and Karen Foster (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301489
eISBN:
9780199863822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Continually changing health threats, technologies, science, and demographics require that public health professionals have an understanding of law sufficient to address complex new problems as they ... More


Legal Authorities for Interventions in Public Health Emergencies

Gene W. Matthews, Ernest B. Abbott, Richard E. Hoffman, and Martin S. Cetron

in Law in Public Health Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301489
eISBN:
9780199863822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins by providing the historical context to the current revision of legal authorities that may be needed in public health emergencies. It then describes the array of legal authorities ... More


Global Management of Infectious Disease After Ebola

Sam F. Halabi, Lawrence O. Gostin, and Jeffrey S. Crowley (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190604882
eISBN:
9780190604912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604882.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa shocked the world as the disease spread rapidly from its origin to neighboring countries, Europe, and North America while the systems in place to ... More


Small arms, explosives, and incendiaries

Wendy Cukier and Antoine Chapdelaine

in Terrorism and Public Health: A balanced approach to strengthening systems and protecting people

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325256
eISBN:
9780199864409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325256.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes and discusses small arms, explosives, and incendiaries that can be used as terrorist weapons. It describes antipersonnel landmines and the Mine Ban Treaty of 1997. It concludes ... More


Making Pregnancy Safer for Women around the World: The Example of Safe Motherhood and Maternal Death in Guatemala

Nicole S. Berry

in Anthropology and Public Health: Bridging Differences in Culture and Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195374643
eISBN:
9780199865390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374643.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Maternal mortality has become one of the most important topics in global health, as evidenced by its inclusion in the eight Millennium Development Goals designated by the United Nations. This chapter ... More


Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response for the Field Epidemiologist

Daniel M. Sosin and Richard E. Besser

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0022
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter attempts to prepare epidemiologists for their role in terrorism preparedness and the associated activities of emergency response. It covers an all-hazards approach to preparedness and ... More


Field Investigations of Natural Disasters and Complex Emergencies

Ron Waldman and Eric K. Noji

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0023
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses field investigations of disasters and emergencies. Topics covered include the historical development of field epidemiology in disasters and emergencies, role of the ... More


Regulation of Hospitals and Other Health Care Institutions

Robert I. Field

in Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation, and Compromise

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195159684
eISBN:
9780199864423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159684.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents the regulatory framework for hospitals and other health care institutions. After tracing the history of hospitals, it reviews the varied bodies that oversee them. These include ... More


Emergency Management: Building an Effective Structure for Local Public Health

Michael Contreras, Benjamin Bristow, Alonzo Plough, and Kim Harrison Eowan

in Public Health Practice: What Works

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199892761
eISBN:
9780199301515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892761.003.0023
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Los Angeles County is prone to a number of hazards and emergencies. First responders have long utilized a formal Incident Command System (ICS) to ensure effective unified response. Following the ... More


Employees as First Responders: A Framework for Emergency Readiness

Michelle Bosshard, Benjamin Bristow, Noël Bazini-Barakat, and Ernesto Hinojos

in Public Health Practice: What Works

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199892761
eISBN:
9780199301515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892761.003.0024
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter introduces the Los Angeles County Department of Public HealthEmployee Emergency Readiness Framework, a systematic approach whereby competencies, trainings, exercises, and resources are ... More


Radiation Risk: Development of a Multi-Agency Radiation Response Plan

Kathleen Kaufman

in Public Health Practice: What Works

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199892761
eISBN:
9780199301515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892761.003.0026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

In the event of an emergency involving radioactive material, an effective response will require multiple agencies to respond and coordinate their activities. The responding agencies will come from ... More


Dispensing Emergency Medications and Supplies: Points of Dispensing

Catherine Knox and Deborah Davenport

in Public Health Practice: What Works

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199892761
eISBN:
9780199301515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892761.003.0027
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Using the backdrop of the H1N1 pandemic response in Los Angeles County, the chapter describes one local public health department’s efforts to provide mass vaccination services across the County using ... More


Emergencies, disasters, conflicts, and human rights

Victoria Sutton

in Advancing the Human Right to Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199661619
eISBN:
9780191765056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661619.003.0026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter explores the influence of Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on the response to international public health emergencies, including bioterrorism, international ... More


The Long-Term View

Peter Piot

in AIDS Between Science and Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166263
eISBN:
9780231538770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166263.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter argues that along with intensifying current efforts to decrease mortality from HIV and reduce its spread to low endemic levels, AIDS programs and societies at large should shift the ... More


Hazardous Waste

Ken Silver, Gary A. Davis, and Denny Dobbin

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter defines and describes hazardous wastes and their adverse health effects. Historical evolution of the management and public understanding of waste issues is traced. Other parts of the ... More


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