Integrating social media into emergency-preparedness efforts.

Published on Jul 28, 2011in The New England Journal of Medicine70.67
· DOI :10.1056/NEJMp1103591
Raina M. Merchant32
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Stacy Elmer1
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Nicole Lurie52
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Social media are changing the way people communicate both in their day-to-day lives and during disasters that threaten public health. Engaging with and using such media may help the emergency-management community to respond to disasters.
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Published on Nov 1, 2009in Social Science Computer Review2.92
Leysia Palen46
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(CU: University of Colorado Boulder),
Sarah Vieweg21
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(CU: University of Colorado Boulder)
+ 1 AuthorsAmanda Lee Hughes14
Estimated H-index: 14
(CU: University of Colorado Boulder)
Crises and disasters have micro and macro social arrangements that differ from routine situations, as the field of disaster studies has described over its 100-year history. With increasingly pervasive information and communications technology and a changing political arena where terrorism is perceived as a major threat, the attention to crisis is high. Some of these new features of social life have created changes in disaster response that we are only beginning to understand. The University of C...
Published on Jul 11, 1996in The New England Journal of Medicine70.67
Semenza Jc1
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Carol Rubin36
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+ 4 AuthorsWilhelm Jl1
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Background During a record-setting heat wave in Chicago in July 1995, there were at least 700 excess deaths, most of which were classified as heat-related. We sought to determine who was at greatest risk for heat-related death. Methods We conducted a case–control study in Chicago to identify risk factors associated with heat-related death and death from cardiovascular causes from July 14 through July 17, 1995. Beginning on July 21, we interviewed 339 relatives, neighbors, or friends of those who...
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Published on Sep 13, 2019in Sustainability2.59
Christine Daigle , Liette Vasseur14
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In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals. In 2019, the release of the global assessment report of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services unfortunately demonstrated that our planet may be in more trouble than expected. The main drivers have been identified for many years and relate to human activities such as over-exploitation of natural resources le...
Published on Oct 17, 2018in Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management1.36
Daniëlle E.M. van Dijl , Sven Zebel8
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Jan M. Gutteling22
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In times of emergency, people include social networking sites (SNS) in their search for information and support. An online survey with an embedded experiment with two conditions focused on understanding whether and how SNS functions have a positive influence on perceived self-efficacy, risk perception, and reported information sufficiency when integrated into a current emergency alert system like NL-Alert. Participants were randomly assigned to a control condition showing the classical format of...
Published on Jun 26, 2019in The Clinical Teacher
Victor Jide Animasahun2
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Helena J. Chapman3
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(American Association for the Advancement of Science),
Bankole K Oyewole (East Kent Hospitals University Nhs Foundation Trust)
Published on Jun 20, 2019in Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness1.03
Yasmin Khan2
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Shannon Tracey1
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+ 2 AuthorsIan Johnson13
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Published on Jun 1, 2019in European Journal of Operational Research3.81
Monir Sabbaghtorkan (UB: University at Buffalo), Rajan Batta35
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(UB: University at Buffalo),
Qing He13
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(UB: University at Buffalo)
Abstract Prepositioning of assets and supplies prior to a disaster strike accelerates the response activities as it reduces the supply chain burden associated with humanitarian relief items. Unlike prior survey papers on pre-disaster and post-disaster humanitarian logistics, our paper has a specific focus on prepositioning of assets and supplies in the domain of natural disasters. The first aim of our paper is to review the main Operations Research and Management Science (OR/MS) journal papers p...
Published on Jan 18, 2019in Journal of Social Marketing
Sara Shawky (Griffith University), Krzysztof Kubacki14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Griffith University)
+ 1 AuthorsScott Keith W Weaven19
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(Griffith University)
Purpose Recognising the potential of social media as an integral driver of communication that can create engaged communities through dialogic or two-way conversations, this study aims to identify and describe the use of social media in creating participants’ engagement in various social marketing programmes conducted worldwide between 2005 and 2017. Design/methodology/approach A total of 29 social marketing programmes were identified using systematic literature review procedures. Findings The ma...
Published on Apr 1, 2019
Elvira Kaneberg1
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(Jönköping University),
Susanne Hertz13
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(Jönköping University),
Leif-Magnus Jensen6
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(Jönköping University)
Voluntary networks are actors in civil society and central to the emergency preparedness efficiency of developed countries’. This study focuses on the voluntary defense networks in Sweden, a unique set of networks that contribute to the efficiency of emergency preparedness. Through interviews with experts in Swedish civil and military fields and their associated voluntary defense networks, as well as secondary data, we examined the coordination of these voluntary defense networks in practice. Al...
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