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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.
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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.
The document was developed by the National Public Health Partnership (NPHP), which was replaced by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and the Australian Population Health Development Principal Committee (APHDPC) in 2006.
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