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Needs of the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program (BPRP) With Regard to Public Health Information Technology
Public Health Information Network (PHIN) Annual Conference and Subsequent MSPH Thesis (2003)
  • David A. Bray, National Defense University
Abstract

In order to understand how public health information technology (IT) can aid public health preparedness in terms of bioterrorism preparedness and associated emergency response, it is apt to start with a definition of bioterrorism. In establishing the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program (BPRP), located under the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), internal to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) framed the context of bioterrorism as the use or threatened use of biological agents or toxins against civilians, with the objective of causing fear, illness, or death.

Keywords
  • bioterrorism preparedness,
  • emergency response,
  • information technology,
  • threat detection
Publication Date
May, 2003
Citation Information
David A. Bray. "Needs of the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program (BPRP) With Regard to Public Health Information Technology" Public Health Information Network (PHIN) Annual Conference and Subsequent MSPH Thesis (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dbray/26/