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Emergency Response, Public Health and Poison Control: Logical Linkages for Successful Risk Communication and Improved Disaster and Mass Incident Response

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Yeager, Valerie A.
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2009-09-00
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2009-09
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Center for Homeland Defense and Security
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en_US
Abstract
This essay explores the possibilities of linking emergency response and public health with the poison control system for increased collaboration and coordination during disasters and emergencies. If successful, these linkages will ensure that we are more capable of effectively preventing, responding to, and recovering from disasters and emergencies. The provision of accurate public information and active surveillance, prevention of avoidable of surges in medical need, continuity of response operations, mitigation of public anxiety, and cost-savings for the health care system make Poison Control Centers a natural ally for disaster response agencies and public health.
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This article appeared in Homeland Security Affairs (September 2009), v.5 no.3
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Homeland Security Affairs (September 2009), v.5 no.3
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