Data for preparedness metrics: legal, economic, and operational.

TitleData for preparedness metrics: legal, economic, and operational.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsPotter MA, Houck OC, Miner K, Shoaf K
JournalJ Public Health Manag Pract
Volume19 Suppl 2
Date Published2013 Sep-Oct
KeywordsData Collection, Disaster Planning, Models, Theoretical, Organizational Objectives, United States

Tracking progress toward the goal of preparedness for public health emergencies requires a foundation in evidence derived both from scientific inquiry and from preparedness officials and professionals. Proposed in this article is a conceptual model for this task from the perspective of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Centers. The necessary data capture the areas of responsibility of not only preparedness professionals but also legislative and executive branch officials. It meets the criteria of geographic specificity, availability in standardized and reliable measures, parameterization as quantitative values or qualitative distinction, and content validity. The technical challenges inherent in preparedness tracking are best resolved through consultation with the jurisdictions and communities whose preparedness is at issue.

Alternate JournalJ Public Health Manag Pract
PubMed ID23903389
PubMed Central IDPMC3832194
Grant List1U54GM088491-01 / GM / NIGMS NIH HHS / United States
5U36CD300430 / CD / ODCDC CDC HHS / United States
U54 GM088491 / GM / NIGMS NIH HHS / United States
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