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Integrating Emergency Management and Disaster Behavioral Health by Ronald Sherman, Brian Flynn

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Chapter 9

Linking with Private Sector Business and Industry

Diana Nordboe1 and Susan Flanigan2,    1Emergency Manager, Independent Consultant, Carter Lake, IA, United States,    2Missouri Department of Mental Health, Jefferson City, MO, United States

Abstract

The authors share insights and lessons learned from a wide array of projects in both disaster behavioral health (DBH) preparedness and response and emergency management as well as experiences of colleagues who managed high profile events incorporating behavioral health and private partnerships. Experience from the 9/11 Pentagon Attack, the Sandy Hook School shooting plus the Resilience Coalition response to the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, ...

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