Environmental Health: Disaster Epidemiology

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These trainings, environmental health subcommittee meeting workshop summaries, subcommittee publications, and additional resources aim to provide regional and local epidemiological staff the information necessary to build their disaster preparedness knowledge base. Using epidemiologic principles, emergency preparedness planning, and a coordinated disaster response is critical for describing the distribution of injuries, illnesses, and disabilities; rapidly detecting outbreaks or clusters; identifying and implementing timely interventions; evaluating the impacts of public health efforts; and improving public health preparedness planning.

Partner: Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists

Page last reviewed: August 12, 2020