Collaborative Learning Community: Public Health Emergencies
This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.
The instructor will assign each student to a CLC group.
Each CLC group will be assigned one of the following public health emergencies to analyze: swine flu, shortages of influenza vaccine, anthrax, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Hurricane Katrina, California wildfires, syphilis outbreak, salmonella outbreak, and mass trauma (such as that associated with terrorists/bombings).
In a report format of 500-750 words, address the following:
Describe the chain of command and the method of public health response that was conducted in this situation.
Determine the important public health issues related to medical care in this situation.
Describe the possible public health risks as well as the pros and cons of communicating the situation to the public and the media.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
One member of the CLC group will post the assignment on Day 1 of the Topic 8 discussion forum for peer review. Individually, provide constructive feedback and commentary and ask specific questions to all posted public health emergencies. In particular, focus on the chain of command as it relates to addressing the specific emergency, the benefits of effective communication, and the risks associated with miscommunication of emergency-related events and statistics. It is the CLC group’s responsibility to decide who will respond to the postings provided by peers. This will account for part of your participation grade for the week.