In 2006, the United States Congress passed the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) to enable efficient responses to all public health disasters.
Review the PAHPA and discuss any changes in procedures and protocols the Act helped bring about, including the establishment of the Office of Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response, Biomedical Advanced Research, and Development Authority and Emergency Support Function 8.
Read the following materials to answer and address the above.
Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, Public Health Emergency. Retrieved fromhttp://www.phe.gov/preparedness/legal/pahpa/pages/default.aspx
Emergency Support Functions. Public Health Emergencies: http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/20130726-1914-25045-5673/final_esf_8_public_health_medical_20130501.pdf
Length: This Session Long Assignment should be at least 2–4 pages (not counting the title page and references).
References: At least two references should be included from academic sources (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles). Required readings are included. Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The references should be cited within the text and also listed at the end of the assignment in the References section (preferably in APA format).