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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
3 out of 4
3 out of 4
Year Published: 
2007

The Role of the Health Sector in Planning and Response

Description of Resource: 
This chapter from a textbook for emergency managers is freely available online. It familiarizes emergency managers with the importance of coordination between the health sector, which includes medical institutions, medical practitioners, and public health agencies, and other organizations and agencies involved in disaster planning and response, and formal planning for disaster preparedness.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
Terrorism and Disaster Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Preparedness
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Non-Systematic Review
Citation: 
Auf der Heide E, Scanlon J. The role of the health sector in planning and response [Internet]. In: Waugh W, Tierney K, eds. Emergency Management: Principles and Practice for Local Government, 2nd ed. Washington, DC: ICMA Press; 2007. p. 183–206. Available from: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/Auf_der_Heide_2007_Role_of_the_Health_Sector_in_Planning_&_Response.pdf