Shielding Communities: Public Health Strategies for Natural Hazards

Public health risks are common concerns when natural hazards occur However history shows that the increasing frequency of events and growing population sizes have been increasing the scale of events and the needs of affected populations To mitigate complex public health challenges personnel across disciplines must plan coordinate and develop

Primary Care Investments to Increase Community Resilience

Community health centers are medical lifelines for millions of Americans However financial constraints and healthcare workforce challenges strain these critical resources New initiatives and additional investments can help communities be more resilient and continue to meet community needs during a crisis

Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness

Emergency managers public health officials and first responders often stress the importance of physical fitness but what about mental fitness Without focused mental agility in even one of the emergency management phases mistakes or subpar performance are likely Learn about this author s new acronym that can help prioritize mental

Dungeons and Disasters: Gamification of Public Health Responses

New technologies offer new ways to train personnel and exercise public health responses like COVID 19 and prepare response agencies for many other threats and hazards Gamification integrates realistic scenarios in a controlled environment that can enhance community capabilities and build interagency collaboration and coordination Learn more about this training

Interoperability During Mass Casualty Incidents

During a mass casualty incident response agencies must be able to communicate in real time This means that interoperability plans need to include everyone involved in the response One lesson learned from past incidents is that hospitals are an often overlooked responder Learn what one agency is doing to close

Protecting Infrastructure – Cyber, Physical, and EMP Attacks

Imagine 3 500 spiders each with their own style getting together to create a giant web That s how this author describes the U S power grid and the complexities related to protecting the nation s critical infrastructure from cyber physical and electromagnetic pulse attacks

Beyond Patient Care: Family Reunification Planning for Hospitals

To meet a community s mass care family reunification needs after a disaster hospitals and other healthcare facilities must have plans and procedures in place for mass casualty incident response which goes beyond patient care Here are some recommendations for them to develop a collaborative strategic plan

Emerging Technologies, Part 5 – Legal and Privacy Concerns

This is Part 5 of a five part series on emerging technologies that can enhance the management of and response to future emergencies and disasters This part focuses on the legal and privacy concerns with emerging technologies

Emerging Technologies, Part 4 – Robotics and Automation

This is Part 4 of a five part series on emerging technologies that can enhance the management of and response to future emergencies and disasters This part focuses on robotics and automation for enhancing efficiency safety and effectiveness in crisis response and mitigation

Healthcare and Public Health Sector Perspectives

According to the U S Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services National Health Expenditures NHE accounted for $4 3 trillion or 18 3 of the U S gross domestic product Find out how the Healthcare and Public Health Sector s interdependencies can affect any community

Emerging Technologies, Part 3 – AI and Machine Learning

In Part 3 of a five part series on emerging technologies the author focuses on the roles of artificial intelligence and machine learning in responding to emergencies These transformative technologies are revolutionizing emergency management humanitarian relief and disaster response

Emerging Technologies, Part 2 – Uncrewed Vehicles

Part 2 of a five part series on emerging technologies focuses on technologies designed to perform tasks and reduce human risk Find out more about these autonomous or remotely controlled machines designed to perform tasks without human operators direct involvement


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