Public Health and Safety

Public Health and Safety

When Is It Okay to Be High? A Guide for Law Enforcement Off-Duty Use of Cannabis

By Pardeep Deol – Executive Summary – The inevitability of police officer stress highlights the need for options to manage it. Given the health benefits of cannabis and increasing support for its legalized recreational use, gridlocking policy at a complete …

When Is It Okay to Be High? A Guide for Law Enforcement Off-Duty Use of Cannabis

There’s a GAP for That: Detailing Poor Emergency Response Outcomes when Public Health Preparedness Plans Lack Operational Substance

By Persefini Redden – Executive Summary – A. PROBLEM STATEMENT For over 15 years, public health departments have been receiving federal funding to prepare for responses to public health emergencies.[1]  Public health departments submit written response plans as stipulated by …

There’s a GAP for That: Detailing Poor Emergency Response Outcomes when Public Health Preparedness Plans Lack Operational Substance

Anke Richter reflects on the impact of public health research published in Homeland Security Affairs over the years.

By Anke Richter Until 2020, public health had an uneasy relationship with the majority of the homeland security establishment. Unlike first responders and the medical establishment (hospitals, doctors, nurses, and ambulances) which focus on securing and saving individuals, public health …

Anke Richter reflects on the impact of public health research published in Homeland Security Affairs over the years.

Federal Agencies and Governmental Partnerships in Public Health Emergency Management: Implications for Continued COVID-19 Preparedness and Response

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has tested the global governmental and public agency response to pandemic emergencies with regard to a number of areas. This essay focuses on major agency involvement in the United States as well as relevant historical comparisons to highlight important aspects of our current challenges in mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Kevin L. Pohlman, David S. Markenson, Abigail Marriott, Jake Feingold, Jason Kreinces, Jonah Lowenstein, Rajkumar Pammal and Sacha Roberts

Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Response vs. Homeland Security Frameworks and Research: Masking the Whole Community

This essay offers an intermediate discussion of select policy, strategic, operational, and tactical issues that demonstrate where and how the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s novel coronavirus response on the one hand, and homeland security frameworks and research on the other, converge or—more often so—diverge, and how to narrow this gap.

By Alexander Siedschlag

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