Public Health Discussion question
All public health professionals must understand their role in the eventuality of a disaster or terrorist attack. This case study will help you understand the process of “preparedness” as it relates to training health professionals to work during these emergencies. This exercise was designed for public health personnel and their local emergency counterparts to gain skills and knowledge in preparing for and responding to a large-scale communicable disease event. Since master’s level professionals are usually tasked with employee training, you must begin to understand the methods used in professional training. Therefore, you will: Review Case Study 9 in ” Public Health: What It Is and How It Works ” by Turnock
1. Recognize the roles of a variety of public officials in a large-scale communicable disease or bioterrorism incident.
2. Identify gaps in local preparedness and ability to coordinate.
3. Recommend improvements to the training of public health professionals.