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1st Edition

Pandemic Planning

ISBN 9781439857656
Published March 14, 2012 by CRC Press
330 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Preparedness and rigorous planning on community, state, and regional levels are critical to containing the threat of pandemic illness. Steeped in research and recommendations from lessons learned, Pandemic Planning describes the processes necessary for the efficient and effective preparation, prevention, response, and recovery from a pandemic threat. This evidence-based book guides plan development and provides solutions to common strategic, ethical, and practical challenges to pandemic preparedness.

Topics discussed include:

  • The current threat of pandemics and how they relate to homeland security and emergency management
  • Leadership and incident management structure as they relate to pandemic preparedness
  • Computer simulation models and data visualization for strengthening prevention and control measures within a community
  • Marketing principles and how they promote pandemic preparedness for a community
  • Lessons learned from pandemic influenza exercises conducted with regional hospitals and how those lessons can be applied to other institutions
  • Government resources available to assist with the planning for and monitoring of a pandemic event
  • Economic and logistic concerns that arise during a pandemic

Discussing preparedness across a variety of institutional levels, the authors’ collaboration with national research leaders and community stakeholders has enabled them to assemble the most current and essential information available on pandemic preparedness. Their book distills this information into workable strategies to bolster public health, mitigate risk, and protect the population.

Table of Contents

Resources Available to Assist with Planning and Monitoring a Pandemic; Bert Chapman

Classic Military War Principles Applied to Pandemic Preparation; Will Shelby, J. Eric Dietz, and David R. Black

Local Leadership in a Pandemic Influenza; Andrew Branum, J. Eric Dietz, and David R. Black

Developing a Systematic Pandemic Influenza Program for Preparing a State; William A. Foley, Jr.

Pandemic Planning for Local Health Departments; Jennifer A. Smock, Jack Herrmann, V. Scott Fisher, and Bryan J. Damis

Developing a Prevention and Control Program with an Accompanying Simulation; J. Eric Dietz, Alok R. Chaturvedi, David R. Black, Julia E. Shaffner, Chih-Hui Hsieh, Steven Dunlop, Kara E. Leonard, and John F. Burr

Engaging Volunteer Organizations to Prepare for Pandemics; Steven Cain, Virginia Morgan, and Abby Lillpop

Lessons Learned from H1N1: Use of the Incident Command System in the Public Health Response; Connor D. Scott

All-Hazard Public Health: Business as Usual; Anne L. Drabczyk and Paul Etkind

The Future of Survey-Based Research: Exploring University Students’ Vaccination Decision; Julia E. Shaffner, David R. Black, and J. Eric Dietz

A Demonstration of Social Media Research Methods: Investigating the Public Opinion of the Flu Shot during the H1N1 Pandemic; Jennifer A. Smock, David R. Black, and J. Eric Dietz

Developing a Mission-Ready Influenza Epidemic Preparedness Strategy for Campus Public Safety Responders; Jefferson F. Howells, Kevin Ply, and William Newgent

Lessons Learned from Tabletop Exercises; David Hankins, Marti Burns, Pat Kuhlman, Tim Baldwin, Jennifer A. Smock, Andrew Bynum, Julie Shaffner, J. Eric Dietz, and David R. Black

Preparedness Planning: Five Motivating Dimensions; John F. Burr

Recovery Planning for Critical Pandemic-Associated Built Infrastructure; Randy R. Rapp


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David R. (Randy) Black is a professor of public health and associate director of the Homeland Security Institute, Purdue University. He holds adjunct appointments in health sciences, nutrition sciences, and nursing. He also holds a faculty appointment at the Purdue Homeland Security Institute. The major focus of his teaching has been behavioral epidemiology, public health and prevention, design and analysis of health promotion programs, and service delivery of program interventions.

J. Eric Dietz is the director of the Purdue Homeland Security Institute and associate professor of computer and information technology at Purdue University. Dr. Dietz’s research interests include optimization of emergency response, homeland security and defense, energy security, and engaging veterans in higher education.