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Preparing for the Next Public Health Emergency

Unlike other public health emergencies in recent history, COVID-19 affected every community and spurred extensive discussion and research regarding critical health topics. The emergence of the global threat highlighted the importance of information sharing and lessons learned to better prepare for the next major incident. It also raised awareness about the key role public health plays in tracking disease outbreaks and gathering statistics related to infection rates, including monitoring health outcomes and the effectiveness of…

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An Editor’s Personal Journey to Emergency Preparedness

In honor of Women s History Month the March edition of the Domestic Preparedness Journal features articles by inspirational women who through their service and writing are instrumental in building more prepared and resilient communities The editor also shares her personal journey into emergency preparedness

Nation-State Threats – Preparing at All Levels

The February 2024 edition of the Domestic Preparedness Journal builds awareness of some of the nation s threats and vulnerabilities Discover protective measures and approaches for combating nation state threats and strengthening homeland security and national resilience
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New Year’s Resolution – Stronger Communities

For many the first month of each year spurs a renewed energy for change and setting higher goals This January what New Year s resolution would make your community stronger and more resilient

Publisher’s Message: 25 Years of Domestic Preparedness

As we celebrate the 25th anniversary we honor the founding publisher Marty Masiuk and all the dedicated writers advisors and subscribers who contributed to and supported the publication over the years Preparing for whatever the future holds requires remembering the past setting new goals for the future and evolving to

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Building Strength in Workforce and Structure

Each person plays a critical leadership role from top leadership to frontline workers The authors in the December edition of the Domestic Preparedness Journal share

Find Chances to Make Positive Changes

Emergency preparedness and response professionals willingly insert themselves into many emergencies and disasters that they could have avoided in other professions However they use these

PPD-44: Implications for Domestic Incident Management

An essential national incident management guidance document is finally available to responders nationwide This document will significantly improve a unified response to and recovery from

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Interested in sharing your thoughts on ways to improve the Domestic Preparedness Journal Willing to help by participating in a 60 minute market research interview

The Role of Faith in Disasters

Many faith based organizations have disaster response and recovery components as major elements of their own missions By partnering with governmental and nongovernmental organizations faith

Training the Next Generation of Cyber Guardians

Despite small local governments being overrun with malware ransomware and myriad other threats it is difficult to find experienced cybersecurity professionals Meanwhile students search for

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Preparing for the Next Public Health Emergency

Unlike other public health emergencies in recent history, COVID-19 affected every community and spurred extensive discussion and research regarding critical health topics. The emergence of the global threat highlighted the importance of information sharing and lessons learned to better prepare for the next major incident. It also raised awareness about the key role public health plays in tracking disease outbreaks and gathering statistics related to infection rates, including monitoring health outcomes and the effectiveness of…

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Close to Home

This August 2023 issue of the Domestic Preparedness Journal focuses on several ways disasters can suddenly hit close to home

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Planning for Future Events Requires Updated Plans

Threats, hazards, and risks change over time as numerous variables change. This means preparedness professionals must be forward-thinking when planning for emergencies and disasters. Past

Technological Strategies for Organizational Leadership

Article Out Loud Integrating information technology (IT) into emergency management and public safety agencies involves balancing technological limitations with the organizational mindset. Finding this balance

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