Disasters Caused Destruction On The Health Of The Public

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All through the history, people have been endangered by unexpected events that caused destruction, various injuries and death. Preparation for the disasters and effective response actions when the disaster occurs can help minimize the long-term effects of the disaster. Today, disasters are of even greater concern than in the past. The frequency of disaster events has increased, due to, in part increasing technology. Human communities are also much more condensed, increasing the potential for exposure to disasters. Furthermore, due to increasing population size and new technologies, people are more likely to settle in areas of increase disaster potential. Moreover, the radical groups are more likely to use the massive disasters in a pursuit…show more content…
“One of the nation 's key preparedness challenges has been determining appropriate state and local public health preparedness priorities” (CDC website).State health departments have the responsibility of reorienting health care providers to recognize unusual disasters and reporting duties. The guidelines of the disaster preparedness are provided by the Center for Disease Control and Preparedness (CDC). Public Health Preparedness Capabilities: National Standards for State and Local Planning guide is a set of fifteen capabilities developed by CDC to guide local and state health departments in their disaster preparedness. CDC’s Public Health Preparedness Capabilities Planning Model defines “a high-level planning process that state and local public health departments may wish to follow to help determine their preparedness priorities and plan their preparedness activities” (CDC website). Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006, requires all states receiving Federal assistance administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to prepare a self-assessment of jurisdiction’s capability targets. Under the Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and protect property and public health and safety or to relive or avert a threat of a catastrophe, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA, an agency of the US DHS) is authorized to provide assistance with required
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