Public health emergencies

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:

  1. Describe the chain of command and the method of public health response that was conducted in this situation.
  2. Determine the important public health issues related to medical care in this situation.
  3. Describe the possible public health risks as well as the pros and cons of communicating the situation to the public and the media.