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Who's in charge? : leadership during epidemics, bioterror, attacks, and other public health crises / Laura H. Kahn.

  • Kahn, Laura H.
[2009], ©2009
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About this work


Prepared and engaged elected officials are absolutely critical for effective responses to any crisis. Elected officials have unique roles and responsibilities that only they can fill. They must decide how much or how little decision-making authority they will delegate to their professional appointees such as public health and agriculture officials when crises develop. A well-understood chain of command is vital for saving lives. This book explores leadership during disease crises, with the goal of understanding why leadership problems develop.


Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger Security International, [2009], ©2009.

Physical description

x, 235 pages ; 25 cm


Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-224) and index.


Understanding leadership -- The long march to improving the public's health -- Microbes as weapons -- Rising to the occasion -- Success favors the prepared public health leader -- Confronting uncertainty -- The vital link between animal and human health -- Reaching the masses -- All hands on deck -- Conclusion.


  • English

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    Medical Collection WA540 2009K12w


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  • 9780275994853
  • 0275994856
  • 9781567207606
  • 156720760X