About the book
Responding to global public health emergencies require well-tested and effective approaches. During the current pandemic, healthcare systems worldwide were ill-prepared to respond to the rapid and far reaching impact of COVID-19. This should prompt researchers to re-examine policies, practices, methods and approaches that governments, health care and civic organizations may use to address health emergencies. With over 100 years of research on the implementation of innovative practices, system and organizational scientists are poised to help states, health care systems and other systems to develop, establish and employ evidence-based practices (EBPs) to effectively respond to public health emergencies.
The primary aim of this book is to present theoretical and empirical knowledge on evidence-based policies, organizational practices, group and individual practices and approaches that may allow States and healthcare systems to effectively confront current (e.g., the COVID-19 pandemic), ongoing (e.g. HIV, opioid overdose) and upcoming epidemics affecting population health. The overall goal of this book is to advance knowledge on the development and dissemination of EBPs that contribute to a responsive, coordinated, reliable and effective public health system.