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 …
Public Health and Safety
Public Health and Safety
By Richard Fields – Executive Summary – The latter part of the 20th century saw exponential growth in programs designed to provide federal cash and resource aid to states and other government entities. The 1960s marked the most substantial growth …
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. Public health departments submit written response plans as stipulated by …
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 …
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
This article argues that the coronavirus pandemic represents a global intelligence failure on the part of the traditional intelligence community as well as the national and international medical intelligence and surveillance systems designed to detect and prevent outbreaks just such as this one.
By Erik Dahl
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
When dealing with stealth threats, there is no instinctive approach that can relate the facts of today to the consequences of tomorrow. Preparing for, and responding to, stealth threats requires a commitment to validated science-based models that predict the impact of the threat.
By Thomas J. Mackin