What public health issues were associated with this incident?


International and Humanitarian Disaster Management for Public Health Tools: Epidemiological Studies, Surveillance, and Monitoring

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1. Evidence is a key component in identifying trends and changing practice especially in the public health field. Choose a public health topic that you are especially passionate about. (e.g. water and sanitation, vaccinations, infectious disease, etc.) Discuss how studies/research support your views (for or against).

2. Choose a recent international or humanitarian disaster.What public health issues were associated with this incident? How would you manage these issues?


The answers should be at least 3 substantive paragraphs, well developed, referenced, and properly formatted. “Substantive” means that the writer has added to the dialogue with referenced facts or pertinent personal experience leading to a reasoned argument that advances the scholarly discussion. Discussion question answers must include at least one reference that is not from the assigned reading.

Reference to appropriate authoritative resources and official websites. Must be accessible online. Use New Times Roman 12 font with 1” margins and APA style.

The required readings & 1 example from other student is attached, but do your original work.

Useful Links:

This is a short video that provides a nice over of epidemiological studies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3gFT0-C4s&feature=youtu.be

Another short video on public health surveillance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IpE8dE4cVc&feature=youtu.be

Required readings:

– Kapur, G.B. and Smith, J.P. (2011). Emergency public health preparedness and response. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

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