Health Policy Manag.  2018 Sep;28(3):308-314. 10.4332/KJHPA.2018.28.3.308.

Injury Prevention, Disaster and Public Health Preparedness and Response

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Cheongju University, Cheongju, Korea. pubhealth@hanmail.net

Abstract

Injury is a serious problem that not only causes death but also significantly degrades the quality of life of the people and causes loss of socioeconomic opportunities and costs. Damage occurs as a result of an accident. Among them, natural disasters and artificial disasters take lives of many people in a short time and threaten their physical and mental health. The United States has responded to the disaster by establishing relevant laws and regulations and a response system with the recognition that health is recognised soon to be as national security in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Katrina disaster. It is necessary to build a knowledge infrastructure to train disaster response experts in public health area and to have health competence to cope with disasters.

Keyword

Injuries; Disaster; Public health response; Bioterrorism

MeSH Terms

Bioterrorism
Disasters*
Jurisprudence
Mental Competency
Mental Health
Public Health*
Quality of Life
Security Measures
Social Control, Formal
United States
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