Public health professionals

Public health professionals must be involved in numerous planning activities that are related to emergency public health responses. This aspect of environmental health is fast becoming a highly popular sector. Events related to natural disasters and responses to terror attacks over the past decade have become very real.This assignment addresses emergency public health responses that are capable of providing meaningful help to communities when such events become evident.Consider the following:The city of Centervale has a population of 75 000 and continues to grow. It is located approximately forty-five miles outside of a huge metropolitan area of over two million people.Centervale has been developing their local disaster management plan since the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001. The city elects a mayor and city council which contracts a city manager.City officials and planners have been following the latest protocols as provided for instate and federal guidelines for a community of its size and configuration. However the citys plans have mostly focused on responses to terrorism threats. Plans show incomplete responses to other public health emergencies or natural disasters. For the most part they have continued to rely on local first responder protocols that have been in place for years.You have been invited as a Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness specialist to make a proposal to the city council in the hopes that they will hire you to help Centervale fully develop its plans to include protocols for a full and measured response to other disasters of a public health nature including natural disasters.The city council is allowing you forty-five minutes for your presentation. Keep in mind the scalability factor for the size of population and location. Your presentation must include a risk-based all-hazards and capability-approach response. Be sure to address the following in your presentation:Use the National Preparedness Guidelines (NPG) as a starting point in researching relevant information.Complete the following:Ensure you support your arguments with examples and scholarly references.Use the slide speakers notes to clarify further explanations. You may also use the audio function in your presentation.Develop a 10-slide presentation in PowerPoint format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.Grading Criteria:Identify two public health threats to Centervale one that arises from terrorism and one that arises from natural disasters.CO 1 2 4PO 1.b 2.a 4.aILO 1 2 3 5 6Create a Common Target overview that outlines basic planning and communications.CO 3 6 7PO 1.b 2.a 3.b 4.a 5.a 6.aILO 1 2 3 5 6Identify basic prevention strategies Centervale should conduct.CO 2 3 7PO 1.b 2.a 3.b 6.aILO 1 2 3 6Recommend specific protection strategies to mitigate the effects the disasters have on public health. Make sure you address infrastructure food and agriculture and epidemiological services; make sure you account for both human and animal health.CO 2 3 7PO 1.b 2.a 3.b 6.aILO 1 2 3 6Develop a basic response plan that outlines specific appropriate steps Centervale must take to ensure proper response.CO 2 3 5 6 7PO 1.b 2.a 3.b 4.a 5.a 6.aILO 1 2 3 5 6In your response plan explain the common issues facing the health of the responder teams and propose steps to mitigate those issues.CO 3 5 6 7PO 1.b 2.a 3.b 4.a 5.a 6.aILO 1 2 3 5 6Develop a recovery plan that explains how Centervale can provide long-term public health care (e.g. disposing of materials restoring facilities etc.).CO 3 6 7PO 1.b 2.a 3.b 4.a 5.a 6.aILO 1 2 3 5 6Writing ComponentsOrganization:Write with clear organization including introduction thesis/main idea transitions and conclusion.CO_WPO: 3.a 3.b 6.aILO 2Usage and Mechanics:Write using proper grammar spelling usage and mechanics to provide smooth readability.CO_WPO: 3.a 3.b 6.aILO 2Writing follows conventions of spelling and grammar throughout. Writing skills are competent. Good command of language. Bullet points and/or sentence structures are accurate. Capitalization punctuation and indentation reasonably well followed. Spelling errors are very few. All errors are infrequent and do not interfere with readability or comprehension.APA Elements:Include proper attribution paraphrasing and quotations of all sources.CO_WPO: 3.a 3.b 6.aILO 2Audience and Communication:Write specifically to key audience using terminology and tone appropriate for the audience.CO_W PO: 3.a 3.b 6.aILO 2Writing is focused. Tone is adequately formal in keeping with the audience.

 

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