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Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism
Office of Domestic Preparedness
Policy Coordination Committee (of the HSC)
Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program
Weapons of Mass Destruction
generally contrasted with “agent-specific,” refers to a broad preparedness and response approach to all possible hazards to population health and safety, whether the complete range of known disasters, or specifically the complete range of public health disasters (from naturally occurring to deliberately introduced).
phenomena caused by natural, technological, or deliberate causes. Term is sometimes used interchangeably with emergency, although the two are not only quantitatively but also qualitatively different. A key difference is that while emergencies call upon largely local resources and response, disasters are of sufficient magnitude to require external resources and personnel for response and recovery (Mothershead, 2003).