The Public Health Response to 2009 H1N1A Systems Perspective

The Public Health Response to 2009 H1N1A Systems Perspective

Michael A. Stoto and Melissa A. Higdon

Print publication date: Jan 2015

ISBN: 9780190209247

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

The 2009 H1N1 pandemic tested the limits of the public health emergency preparedness systems in the US and abroad. The successes and failures from this pandemic remain relevant, particularly as pathogens like MER-CoV and Ebola continue to proliferate. The Public Health Response to 2009 H1N1: A Systems Perspective draws lessons from the public health system's response to the influenza pandemic, offering a collection of chapters that are highly relevant to all public health emergencies. Not simply a historical case study, this analysis employs a systems perspective that encompasses both government health agencies and community-based entities such as care providers, schools, and media. This title demonstrates rigorous qualitative research approaches that can be used to analyze public health system responses to both pathogens and a wide variety of other public health emergencies.