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Public health practice and disaster resilience: a framework integrating resilience as a worker protection strategy.

Authors
Reissman-DB; Kowalski-Trakofler-KM; Katz-CL
Source
Resilience and Mental Health: Challenges Across the Lifespan. Southwick, SM; Litz BT, Charney D, Friedman MJ, eds., Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2011 Jan; :340-358
NIOSHTIC No.
20039787
Abstract
The tools for impacting resilience at the workforce (population) level share strategies with those used for occupational health and safety and public health practice, such as leadership training, public education, worker training, legislation, engineering design codes and standards, land use management, and research regarding human behavior and intervention effectiveness. During the pre-event period, workers must acquire and maintain appropriate education, training, and certification (credentials) specific to their potential deployment roles. Medical, emotional, and cognitive readiness are important dimensions of workforce health protection planning. This may be enhanced by improving coping skills through training and by building social support networks before the disaster strikes. Leadership training is a critical element of force protection as team cohesion, buddy relations, and operations are all leadership dependent.
Keywords
Behavior; Behavior-patterns; Psychological-processes; Psychological-reactions; Psychological-responses; Public-health; Stress; Training
Publication Date
20110101
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Southwick-SM; Litz-BT; Charney-D; Friedman-MJ
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780521898393
Identifying No.
B10262011
NIOSH Division
OMSHR
Priority Area
Mining
Source Name
Resilience and Mental Health: Challenges Across the Lifespan
State
PA
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