New Edition of Public Health Management of Disasters Guide Now Available

Book builds on the work of previous editions, updating content to include new developments in emergency preparedness


 
 

| Friday, August 5, 2011


Washington, D.C., August 4, 2011 -- In the wake of such recent and devastating events as the earthquake in Haiti, the tsunami in Japan and the tornadoes in the Midwestern United States, the need for quality disaster preparedness planning has never been more apparent or more important.

Offering insight for disaster response both at home and abroad, the new third edition of Public Health Management of Disasters: The Practice Guide, an invaluable tool for public health practitioners and public safety officers, is now available. Written by Linda Young Landesman, PhD, MSW, lecturer in the Public Health Practice Program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and published by the American Public Health Association, the book offers the most up-to-date guidelines for safe, effective and ethical management of public health emergencies.

“Practitioners need quick and easy access to the most current information as the occurrence of devastating disasters has been increasing worldwide,” said Landesman. The book builds on the work of previous editions, updating content to include new developments in emergency preparedness that have emerged since Hurricane Katrina, as well as a new focus on the future of the public health preparedness field.

The book supplies a comprehensive collection of reference materials to be used in times of disaster, including a site safety checklist, a list of offices of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and an outline of useful online resources.

“Disaster response, like the field of public health, is multi-disciplinary,” said Landesman, who authored the previous two editions of the guide. “To respond effectively, those in the field need to call upon the breadth of technical skills that make up public health practice.”

Ordering Information: Public Health Management of Disasters, 3rd edition, ISBN # 978-0-87533-004-8, 568 pages, $72 ($50.40 APHA member price) plus shipping and handling. To order, call toll free 888-320-APHA; fax 888-361-APHA; e-mail apha@pbd.com or visit www.aphabookstore.org.

Send requests for a review copy on letterhead to David Hartogs, APHA, 800 I Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001-3710; e-mail david.hartogs@apha.org; or fax to 202-777-2531.

For more information about APHA, visit www.apha.org.
 
The American Public Health Association is the oldest organization of public health professionals in the world and the foremost publisher of public health-related books and periodicals promoting high scientific standards, action programs and public policy for good health. More information is available at www.apha.org.




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, disaster, emergency preparedness, training

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

The Evolution of Civilian High Threat Medical Guidelines

How mass killing events have proven a need for new guidelines.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Baltimore Man Rescued from Building Collapse

Rowhouse collapse traps a worker in the basement area.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

A Night with Wisconsin’s Busiest Medic Unit

Ride along one night with the paramedics of MED 5.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Patient Dies in West Virginia Ambulance Rollover

Marion County Rescue Squad crew is injured in collision.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Rescue Volunteers in Syria

White Helmets group at work during fighting.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Boulder Pins Colorado Hiker

Wilderness EMS team frees trapped hiker.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

North Dakota Oilfield Medics

Tactics used in offshore platforms tailored to the remote areas.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >