Suzet McKinney, DrPH, MPH (CEO/Executive Director, Illinois Medical District) and Mary Elise Papke, DrPH, MPH (Senior Public Health Specialist, UWM Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health) have teamed up to author a new book, just published by Jones & Bartlett Learning. The book, Public Health Emergency Preparedness: Practical Applications for the Real World, is a comprehensive examination of the critical competencies necessary to prepare for and respond to Public Health emergencies.
Starting with a historical context of the early preparedness need, the book defines emergency preparedness and the legal framework for the field. The book goes on to cover the full range of the field from hazards and threats to considerations for leadership development in the field. It includes information on roles and responsibilities of local, state, and national organizations, the cycle of practice for preparedness officials, as well as principles of incident management and response; and finally, considerations for leadership development in the field.
For more information about the book, contact the publisher.