Public health and natural hazards

Public health and natural hazards

Rachel Westcott

Public health and natural hazards: new policies and preparedness initiatives developed from an Australian bushfire case study

"Public preparedness for natural hazard events is low. With worsening severe weather events due to climate change, public health policy and practices must evolve to more effectively engage communities. This study's findings identify and suggest new strategic public health policies to shift the practice of all‐hazards preparedness into routine, everyday life."

Source: Westcott, R., Ronan, K., Bambrick, H., & Taylor, M. (2019).  Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Read more here.