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Report on the Domestic Natural Disaster Health Workforce

Moriarity, T., Chow, L., Hovor, C., et al. (2011). Report on the Domestic Natural Disaster Health Workforce. National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health.

This report describes selected aspects of the health professions workforce at the federal, state, and local levels who would respond to a catastrophic domestic natural disaster (a theoretical earthquake scenario was used). It includes recommendations regarding double counting of responders; volunteer failure to respond; an aging medical workforce; human capital development (e.g., cross-training among professionals); supporting professionals so they may respond; and readiness.
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