Emergency preparedness: A challenge for rapidly urbanizing regions of the world
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Administration, management, leadership
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health administration or related administration
Describe five characteristics of organizational disaster planning recommended as essential for responding agencies to safely and successfully response to a disaster in rapidly urbanizing regions, Define at least five actions that should be taken to support the ability of agencies to effectively evacuate or safely shelter in place in response to an emergency or disaster involving all or part of their urban region. Discuss three examples of best practices that could be used in urbanizing regions of India, United Arab Emirates or China to improve emergency preparedness and reduce the disaster risks currently facing these rapidly urbanizing regions. Outline and discuss at least 7 of the 10 primary assessment areas included in the 10 Point Emergency Preparedness Checklist and describe how the checklist can be used to as an assessment tool by an agency.
Keyword(s): Urban Health, Disasters
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Susan Smith is an Associate Professor of Safety and Health Education and the Director of the Heartland Safety & Health Education Center at Indiana School of Public Health Bloomington, Indiana. She has 20 years of experience teaching and conducting research related to injury prevention, emergency management and safety. Her research includes: building planning tools and strategies to reduce injuries in high risk regions of the middle east, India and China from a disaster.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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