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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Floods: an environmental health practitioner's emergency management guide (1999)

Author

Smith GJ

City

Canberra

Type

Report

Institution

National Public Health Partnership

 

Description

This document outlines the responsibilities and roles of environmental health practitioners within the overall response operation to a flood thereby, minimising the effects on the public.

In a disaster, the aim is to provide accurate and timely advice and to co-ordinate resources so that the public health of disasater affected people is protected and maintained. The desired outcome of achieving these objectives is to prevent unnecessary morbidity, mortality and economic loss that can result from a flood.

Content covered includes:

This document can be used as a resource and reference during a flood disaster or can be used in the preparation of local, state and territory disaster plans. It is not, however, intended to be an exhaustive document.

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Contact details

National Public Health Partnership
Secretariat
Level 3
456 Lonsdale St
Melbourne Vic 3000
GPO Box 4057
Melbourne Vic 3001
Ph: (03) 9603 8338
Fax: (03) 9603 8310
Email: nphp@dhs.vic.gov.au

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Last updated: 28 October 2014
 
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