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 Where We Go from Here

Kristin Shrader‐Frechette

in Taking Action, Saving Lives: Our Duties to Protect Environmental and Public Health

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195325461
eISBN:
9780199869275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325461.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents a brief, four-step strategy for practicing duties to help stop harm to life and to human rights. These four steps are: getting information about public-health threats, ... More


Public Health Preparedness for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Weapons

Lois M. Davis and Jeanne S. Ringel

in WMD Terrorism: Science and Policy Choices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012980
eISBN:
9780262259064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012980.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines whether the US is prepared to effectively respond to terrorism and other public health threats. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 11.1 reviews federal efforts to ... More


All Roads Must Lead to Public Health

Lynn C. Klotz and Edward J. Sylvester

in Breeding Bio Insecurity: How U.S. Biodefense Is Exporting Fear, Globalizing Risk, and Making Us All Less Secure

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226444055
eISBN:
9780226444079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444079.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biotechnology

The government assesses the relative likelihood and consequences of bioweapons, pandemic flu, and annual infectious disease threats in three different “boxes” so the yearly threats never get compared ... More


Looking to the future

David J Hunter, Linda Marks, and Katherine E Smith

in The public health system in England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424631
eISBN:
9781447303978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424631.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter looks ahead to some of the key threats to the health of the public and the challenges facing a public health system in future. These include climate change and environmental concerns; ... More


“A Matter of Police”: Fever and Betrayal in the Federal Union

Simon Finger

in The Contagious City: The Politics of Public Health in Early Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448935
eISBN:
9780801464003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448935.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter illustrates how the public health crises of the 1790s can illustrate the ambiguous nationhood of the early United States and the tension among the states as they attempted to situate ... More


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