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Document ID (ISN)109589
CIS number 09-582
ISSN - Serial title 1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Peate W.F., Mullins J.
Title Disaster preparedness training for tribal leaders
Bibliographic information Jan. 2008, Vol.3, No.2, 5p. 3 ref.
Internet access http://www.occup-med.com/content/pdf/1745-6673-3-2.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) USA; infectious diseases; safety and health training; biological hazards; social aspects; infection control
Descriptors (secondary) information dissemination; public OSH institutions; virus diseases; cooperation; personal protective equipment; role of government; terrorism; personal hygiene
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Biological hazards
Violence and terrorism
OSH training