surveillance and rapid needs assessment during disasters with two responses also extra credit questions
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2012), “…it is important to conduct surveillance to determine the extent and scope of the health effects on the affected populations…Public health surveillance during a disaster allows for the detection of potential disease outbreaks and track disease and injury trends.” In public health emergencies, decisions need to be made in a very short period, which is very different than a standard epidemiological investigation.
Please answer the following:
- Discuss a scenario (your experience if possible) when an attempt to control health problems was implemented. Be sure to focus on the health of a community, rather than the individual patients.
- How are rapid needs assessments used during disasters and emergencies?
Extra Credit: Separate Questions.
Please answer the following questions regarding public health and the Constitution of the United States of America.
- What is the federal government’s role in public health??
- What actions have the US Congress or your state legislature taken recently which affects public health in your community?