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dc.contributor.advisorRichter, Anke
dc.contributor.authorBush, Nancy S.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:42:36Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:42:36Z
dc.date.issued2009-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4660
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.description.abstractAn air monitoring system, Program BioWatch, was introduced in the civilian United States (U.S.) in 2003 to detect an intentional release of a biological agent in a major metropolitan area. As an ambient air program, BioWatch was assigned to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer at the local level though the state equivalent of the U.S. EPA. Since the BioWatch Program is testing for biological agents that can cause illness and death in the human population, there is an obvious roll for public health involvement in the program. However, over time, the EPA leadership has struggled with the administration of the program, as well as the state EPA programs and efforts with the local public health agencies. This thesis explores the current assigned leadership of the BioWatch Program primarily at the state and local levels. By using the experiences of the Missouri BioWatch Program in St. Louis, a shared leadership is suggested between the state health department and the state EPA to maximize efforts and related to the BioWatch Program by use of a memorandum of agreement.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/biowatchcaseforc109454660
dc.format.extentxiv, 67 p. : col. ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPublic healthen_US
dc.titleBioWatch case for change of traditional leadership to improve performanceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderWojciehowski, Kathleen
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceAssistant Director, Clackamas County Emergency Management, Oregon City, OR author (civilian).en_US
dc.identifier.oclc463493324
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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