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Community Resilience Roundtable on the Implementation of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 (HSPD-21)

Monica Schoch-Spana, Brooke Courtney, Crystal Franco, Ann Norwood, Jennifer B. Nuzzo
Date posted:
September 15, 2008
Publication type:
Meeting report

Biosecur Bioterror 2008;6(3):269-278

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc
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On April 23, 2008, the Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) convened an invitational meeting to discuss community resilience for catastrophic health events and to help inform implementation planning for Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 (HSPD-21). Released in October of 2007, HSPD-21 identified community resilience as one of the “four most critical components of public health and medical preparedness” alongside biosurveillance, countermeasure distribution, and mass casualty care, and the directive also asserted “the important roles of individuals, families, and communities” in managing public health emergencies.



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