Accession Number : ADA561978


Title :   Health Security Intelligence: Assessing the Nascent Public Health Capability


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Minarcine, Scott


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a561978.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 103


Abstract : This thesis explores the current state of public health's (HS) intelligence capability across State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) jurisdictions through qualitative analysis of current public health jurisdiction plans for the collection, analysis, product creation, dissemination and programmatic oversight related to public health inputs into the homeland security intelligence apparatus. An assessment was conducted using an online Plan Assessment Tool, or PLAT, that allowed jurisdictional public health leadership to provide de-identified responses. This assessment of 25 of the 62 federally funded SLTT public health preparedness programs indicates one impediment to the continued maturation of this new intelligence capability is the lack of codified plans. The results also suggest that while public health programs at the SLTT level do indeed have much room for improvement, there is a burgeoning intelligence capability within public health. However, to sustain and improve this emergent capability will require a national effort to create mission focus and centralized guidance.


Descriptors :   *PUBLIC HEALTH , HOMELAND SECURITY , INTELLIGENCE , QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS , THESES


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE