Handbook Collection

Disaster Health Handbook

What do you think?
AIDR values the input of stakeholders in the handbook review process. We invite you to share your ideas through the Disaster Health Handbook Survey.

AIDR is currently engaging stakeholders via the Disaster Health Handbook survey. We invite your input in identifying areas of the 2011 edition that need to be updated, reorganised or revised to reflect current principles and practice. 

The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) is reviewing the Disaster Health Handbook (2011). This handbook will provide guidance on national principles and practices for disaster health in Australia. 

The revised handbook will draw on and complement current and ongoing activity in disaster health and build on the capability and knowledge of organisations and individuals across the disaster resilience sector in Australia and internationally.

A multidisciplinary expert reference group has been convened to inform the review of the handbook. Michael Tarrant, has been engaged as content writer.

The Disaster Health Handbook gives an overview of the principles and practices associated with disaster health. It has been developed as a starting point for people with an interest in disaster health in the Australian context and to provide a platform from which further study and education can be built.

Handbook review


Amanda Lamont | Director Engagement and Projects
Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience

Additional recommended reading

Griffin D and Denholm J 2017, ‘Four of the most lethal infectious diseases of our time and how we’re managing them,’ The Conversation, July 10, 2017.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2017, Public Transit Emergency Preparedness Against Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases: Legal Issues, Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. 

Norton, I and Trewin, A, (2011)-Eds. Australasian health disaster response: An Operational guide to incorporating MIMMS, Wiley and Blackwell