Department

Emergency Management

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

Emergency managers are embracing the Whole Community approach described in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) preparedness policy, doctrine, and guidance. The Whole Community approach entails broad collaboration and integration of effort among multiple disciplines and preparedness partners to coordinate solutions for all threats and hazards. Potential public health emergencies – to include foodborne and animal disease outbreaks – are issues on the emergency management agenda requiring such broad coordination. Scientists and public health practitioners across multiple disciplines describe a philosophy very similar to “Whole Community” known as “One Health,” linking efforts to address the shared threats to human, animal and environmental health. This paper recommends a coordinated strategy for FEMA to link “Whole Community” and “One Health” tenets as part of a national preparedness effort.

Publication/Presentation Information

Journal of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, 2013, 10(1), 1–17.

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