The 2005 Rand Report on Public Health Services Term Paper by Nicky

A look at the 2005 Rand Report on public health agencies that are exemplary in providing public health services.
# 150972 | 1,258 words | 1 source | APA | 2012 | US
Published on May 15, 2012 in Medical and Health (Public Health Issues)

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The paper looks at the 2005 Rand Report to determine what can be done within the US public health system to better assess and defend against threats from bio-terrorism and infectious disease. The paper outlines the report's information about thirteen agencies that offer the best of public health services and highlights how communication and surveillance are the keys to managing any type of healthcare emergency.

From the Paper:

"This report contains information about thirteen agencies that offer the best of public health services. It shows what other agencies need to do to come up to a level of exemplary services, and how far some have to go to catch up. For example, the authors cite the "Citywatch" computer monitoring system for the Illinois Department of Health. They write, it is "A sophisticated computer-assisted emergency notification system that alerts multiple organizations and individuals about public health emergencies at one time via telephones, pagers, email, fax, PDAs, TDD-TTY, and other devices" (Tanielian, T. et al., 2005, p. 13). This allows the agency to monitor all of its public health agencies and consistently see how quickly they respond to public health emergencies. This is an excellent system, and it is too bad that it is not available in every community. It helps coordinate communication between locations, it makes the communication quicker and more effective, and it keeps the agencies ready to respond to emergencies. What this indicates is that a majority of public health agencies do not have this kind of coordinated system that can be periodically tested, and that they suffer as a result."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Tanielian, T. et al. (2005). Exemplary practices in public health preparedness. Retrieved 26 Oct. 2009 from the Web site:

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