UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
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Assignment Murray, et al in their article, “The role of public health within the United Nations post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction,” identify five key areas of synergy between public health and disaster risk management. Discuss these five areas and why they believe there is synergy, and then discuss how the key public health professionals covered in this module relate to each of these. Be sure to discuss the impact of preparedness in these areas on response efforts in the event of a disaster. Assignment Expectations Use information from your module readings/articles as well as appropriate research to support your selection. Length: The Assignment should be 3-5 pages long (double-spaced). References: American Public Health Association. (1991) Policy statement: Health professionals and disaster preparedness. Retrieved from http://www.apha.org/policies-and-advocacy/public-health-policy-statements/policy-database/2014/07/31/10/16/health-professionals-and-disaster-preparedness Association of Public Health Nurses. (2014) The role of the public health nurse in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery: A position statement. Retrieved from http://nacchopreparedness.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/APHN_Role-of-PHN-in-Disaster-PRR_FINALJan14.pdf Beinecke, R. H. (2017). Addressing the mental health needs of victims and responders to the Boston Marathon bombings. International Journal of Mental Health. 43(2)17-34. Available at Trident Online Library. CDC. (2016). Environmental health services: Emergency and terrorism preparedness for Environmental Health Practitioners. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/etp/default.htm DHHS. (2015). Cultural and linguistic competency in disaster preparedness and response fact sheet. Retrieved from https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/abc/Pages/linguistic-facts.aspx Frasca, D.R., (2010). The Medical Reserve Corps as part of the federal medical and public health disaster response. Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science. 8(3).