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Public health preparedness: a systems-level approach
  1. Spencer Moore,
  2. Al Mawji,
  3. Alan Shiell,
  4. Tom Noseworthy
  1. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr S Moore
 Centre de recherche du CHUM, Axe santé des populations et épidémiologie sociale, 3875 St-Urbain, 3e étage, porte 3-30, Montréal, QC, Canada H2W 1V1; spencer.moore{at}


Public health and emergency preparedness have become central concepts in the current restructuring of various regional-, national- and global-level public health and emergency management agencies and systems. In this article, a glossary of the most important terms and concepts currently pertaining to public health preparedness is provided with a focus on systems-level and organisational issues.

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