5.3 Public health

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The public health sector consists of state and local health departments, hospitals, health clinics, mental health facilities, nursing homes, blood-supply facilities, laboratories, mortuaries, and pharmaceutical stockpiles. Table 5.3 shows security initiatives in the public health sector.

Table 5.3: Security Initiatives in Public Health


Designate trusted communicators.

Review mission-critical operations, establish protection priorities, and ensure adequate security and redundancy for critical laboratory facilities and services.

Develop criteria to isolate infectious individuals and establish triage protocols.

Enhance protection of emergency stockpiles of medical supplies and domestic and international pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.

Explore options for incentives to increase security spending.

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Implementing Homeland Security for Enterprise IT
Implementing Homeland Security for Enterprise IT
ISBN: 1555583121
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 248

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