|Document ID (ISN)||109589|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
|Convention or series no.
||Peate W.F., Mullins J.
||Disaster preparedness training for tribal leaders
||Jan. 2008, Vol.3, No.2, 5p. 3 ref.
||http://www.occup-med.com/content/pdf/1745-6673-3-2.pdf [in English]
||This short report describes a training programme set up to ensure that Native American communities were adequately informed and trained to implement coordinated response plans for a range of potential public health emergencies on tribal lands and in surrounding communities. The commentary outlines how specific cultural aspects (including for example a public prayer by an elder during the training), respect for tribal sovereignty, presentation of historical examples of indigenous preparedness, and incorporation of tribal community networks were essential to the success of this programme.
||USA; infectious diseases; safety and health training; biological hazards; social aspects; infection control
||information dissemination; public OSH institutions; virus diseases; cooperation; personal protective equipment; role of government; terrorism; personal hygiene
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Violence and terrorism