Special Issue "Disasters Preparedness and Emergency Response: Prevention, Surveillance and Mitigation Planning"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Climate Change and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
In a globalized world in which crisis incidents are becoming more frequent, more devastating and have a significant impact on the health and lives of societies, the quality of healthcare services, including disaster preparedness in particular, is crucial for health security. Increased risk of a mass accident or catastrophe taking place necessitates the organization of remedial measures intended to protect against these types of unusual events, and to facilitate the preparation required to mitigate their impact. A well-established preparedness program is a prerequisite for the effective response of healthcare systems to emergencies.
While we have made progress in preparedness and emergency response in the last decades, much more needs to be done.
Research priorities in preparedness and emergency response include: developing and evaluating systems of public health services and disaster management; developing and evaluating strategies to train the healthcare workers to meet the responsibilities for detection, mitigation, and recovery in varied settings and populations; improving the identification of health vulnerabilities and evaluation interventions to lessen the risk of poor health outcomes; evaluation characteristics of effective risk communication in disaster and emergency settings; scenario modeling and forecasting; information and management tools to improve the availability and usefulness during crisis decision-making.
This Special Issue seeks research papers on new approaches that have been applied or are under development to improve preparedness and emergency response. We especially encourage the submission of inter-disciplinary and crosscutting research. We also encourage the submission of manuscripts that are focused on various types of disasters, disaster and emergency research, and on policy or management solutions at multiple scales.
Dr. Mariusz Goniewicz
Manuscript Submission Information
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