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Public Sector, Disaster, and Military Population-Based Responses to Trauma and Disaster 

Public Sector, Disaster, and Military Population-Based Responses to Trauma and Disaster
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Public Sector, Disaster, and Military Population-Based Responses to Trauma and Disaster
Author(s):

Elspeth Cameron Ritchie

, and Kevin O’Brien

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190457136.003.0026
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date: 28 January 2022

This chapter focuses on systems issues for disaster outreach and intervention across the public and military public health and mental health systems. It examines how systems are organized for disasters and how community interventions are aimed to prevent or mitigate trauma-and stressor-related disorders and enhance community resilience at the population level. The chapter reviews briefly the military and associated elements of the Veterans Health Administration federal systems which has helped shape disaster response. Key innovations in disaster mental health response are outlined. The chapter describes the health care systems in the military, the Veterans Administration, and the public health sector. The authors first focus on the military, noting military resources are often called upon in civilian disasters when local response capabilities are overwhelmed. The ways in which military experience with mental health response to disaster has shaped the development of the approach to disaster response in public health systems are described.

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