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

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Chapter 10

Integration in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)/Emergency Communications Center (ECC)

John J. Brown Jr.1, Chance A. Freeman2, Brian W. Flynn3 and Ronald Sherman4,    1Office of Emergency Management, Virginia, VA, United States,    2Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX, United States,    3Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, United States,    4Independent Consultant, FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer (Retired), United States

Abstract

The chapter discusses the importance and benefits of integrating disaster behavioral health into the emergency operations centers (EOC) which are lead and organized by emergency managers. The nature of, and special stresses existing in, EOCs and emergency ...

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