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The Psychology of Crisis

  A crisis can be described as unpredictable and often sudden. It can be life-threatening and life-changing, which creates a high level of uncertainty and leaves people feeling out of control and overwhelmed. Some crises can be almost universal, with many people having similar experiences – for example, the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant incident with loss of life, a foreign or domestic terrorist attack, or a system collapse such as the financial infrastructure. A crisis…

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Shielding Communities: Public Health Strategies for Natural Hazards

Public health risks are common concerns when natural hazards occur However history shows that the increasing frequency of events and growing population sizes have been increasing the scale of events and the needs of affected populations To mitigate complex public health challenges personnel across disciplines must plan coordinate and develop
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Sustaining Those Working in Disasters

Those working in emergency response roles can face periods of prolonged stress which takes a toll on their health and well being It is important to know how to support them before during and after emergencies and disasters By taking a hazards approach leaders and their teams will be better
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The Missing Plague Vials

A true story of missing bubonic plague vials an airport bomb threat and other suspicious activities again demonstrate continued national and homeland security vulnerabilities and threats Perspectives may differ but the concerns are real and provide an opportunity to learn and prepare
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Primary Care Investments to Increase Community Resilience

Community health centers are medical lifelines for millions of Americans However financial constraints and healthcare workforce challenges strain these critical resources New initiatives and additional investments can help communities be more resilient and continue to meet community needs during a crisis

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Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness

Emergency managers public health officials and first responders often stress the importance of physical fitness but what about mental fitness Without focused mental agility in

The “R” Word

Resilience has multiple meanings for public health emergency and homeland security management professionals However the objective of building resilience should go beyond hazard mitigation With

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The Psychology of Crisis

  A crisis can be described as unpredictable and often sudden. It can be life-threatening and life-changing, which creates a high level of uncertainty and leaves people feeling out of control and overwhelmed. Some crises can be almost universal, with many people having similar experiences – for example, the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant incident with loss of life, a foreign or domestic terrorist attack, or a system collapse such as the financial infrastructure. A crisis…

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Bioterrorism – Could Smallpox Return?

Although smallpox was eradicated from its human population and reservoir it is still in designated stockpiles controlled by two nations and possibly in other unknown

Targeted Violence in Schools: Are Future Educators Prepared?

Targeted violent events threaten staff and students physical psychological and emotional well being in public schools However the increasing frequency of these incidents raises concerns

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