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Medical and Operational Aspects of Disaster Management

Edited by:

Moran Bodas, MPH, PhD, Department of Emergency & Disaster Management, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 12 January, 2025

Israel Journal of Health Policy Research is calling for submissions to our Collection on Medical and Operational Aspects of Disaster Management.

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New Content ItemThis Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 3: Good Health & Well-Being.

About the Collection

This special collection focuses on health policy research targeted at improvement of emergency management and disaster medicine. In a world facing a growing frequency of natural and human-induced emergencies, including those driven by the global climate change, there is a pressing need to describe best practices and deduce implications for health policy to save lives, prevent injuries, and promote greater readiness. Topics of relevance to this collection include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Framework and Best Practices of Emergency Medical Teams: This theme will explore developing and implementing effective frameworks and best practices for Emergency Medical Teams dispatched to provide medical aid to disaster-stricken areas. It will highlight lessons learned, challenges faced, and strategies for optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of such teams.

2. Promotion of Health Behavior in the Context of Household Adjustment to Disasters: This theme will examine health behavior promotion within households during and after disasters. It will delve into the role of public policy in fostering resilient communities, facilitating risk communication, and encouraging adaptive behaviors that enhance preparedness and recovery at the household level to reduce injury and burden on the healthcare system in the aftermath of disasters.

3. Promoting an Interdisciplinary Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction in the Healthcare System: This theme will focus on the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in disaster risk reduction within the healthcare system. It will explore successful models, identify barriers to collaboration, and propose strategies to overcome these challenges to ensure a coordinated and efficient response to disasters.

4. Training and Exercises of Healthcare Systems for Disasters and Emergencies: This section will investigate the training and exercises conducted by healthcare systems to enhance their preparedness and response capabilities. It will address the development and evaluation of training programs, simulation exercises, and drills aimed at improving the resilience of healthcare facilities, professionals, and support systems and their impact on sustainable levels of knowledge and competencies of healthcare workers.

Meet the Guest Editors

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Moran Bodas, MPH, PhD, Department of Emergency & Disaster Management, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Dr. Bodas is a senior lecturer at the Department of Emergency & Disaster Management, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. Dr. Bodas holds a B.Sc. in Life Sciences, a Master in Public Health (MPH) with an emphasis in emergency and disaster management, and a Ph.D. in Disaster Management, all from Tel-Aviv University. Successfully completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Medicine (CRIMEDIM) in Novara, Italy.
Dr. Bodas is the former director of the Israel National Center for Trauma & Emergency Medicine Research at the Gertner Institute of Epidemiology and Health Policy Research in Israel. Previously, held the position of Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of PrevenTech ltd, a CBRN defense company in Israel. Prior to that, served as a CBRN Defense Officer at the Office of Assistant Minister of Defense for CBRN Defense (reserved Major).

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Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original research articles, commentaries, reviews, integrative article, meeting report, short communication, perspective. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. 

Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Editorial Manager. Please select the appropriate Collection title “Medical and Operational Aspects of Disaster Management" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer-review process. The peer-review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.