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Environmental Public Health

For the controversial Public Health topic that you identified in Module 1,(Controversy on measles vaccination in America) , your task is to write an essay in which you address the extent to which the health issue pertains to environmental quality.

Note! You wrote a paper on controversy on measles vaccine in California. 

Instructions

1. Re-state the controversial Public Health Topic that you identified in Module 1 (please write one paragraph maximum here).

2. Discuss whether the controversial public health topic is related to environmental quality (2–2½ pages).

Hint: you will need to conduct your own scholarly research for information on the topic. such as “Environmental Public Health Controversy

Assignment Expectations

Length: 3 pages. APA Format  3 sources (reference)

Examine the existing procedures related to at least four (4) of the ten (10) essential public health services.

You have just been hired as a new Vice President of quality and safety for a full-service 600-bed government healthcare organization. Within your first month on the job, the national security threat level has been raised to Imminent, which means there is a credible, specific, and impending terrorist threat against the United States, and your facility may be directly impacted. The Chief Executive Officer has requested an immediate six to eight-page report of your proposal for handling such a situation.

Note: You may create and /or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

  1. Examine the existing procedures related to at least four (4) of the ten (10) essential public health services. Focus on the principal effects that these procedures will have on your hospital during the emergency.
  2. Specify the importance of continuing to evaluate patients, as stipulated by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), during the emergency.
  3. Detail three (3) measures that you would use in order to maintain the electronic medical record system during the emergency.
  4. Defend your position on the decision to accept health insurance during the emergency as a potential source of income for the facility. Provide support with at least three (3) examples that illustrate your position.
  5. Analyze the extent to which this emergency might affect the quality of care provided to the patients and the unimpeded operation of the organization.
  6. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • This course requires use of new Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow SWS or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Examine information management and health care records and how the legal reporting requirements impact health care.
  • Analyze the impact of healthcare financing and health insurance on healthcare access, quality, and cost.
  • Analyze the influence of health policy and health reform on healthcare access, quality, and cost in the U.S.
  • Analyze tort reform and healthcare quality.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in healthcare policy, law, and ethics.
  • Write clearly and concisely about healthcare policy and law using proper writing mechanics.

Click here to view the grading rubric.

Identify which participants (stakeholders, target populations) you might involve in each setting and explain why.

For this Assignment, which you began in Week 7, you are going to create an implementation plan for your public health program. In order to create your plan, you need to determine which setting is most appropriate for your public health program. You also need to consider your target population and the steps you would take to implement your program. For this Assignment, it will be helpful to review the “Implement” section of the MAP-IT Model in the Learning Resources (Wukitsch, 2012) to create your plan.

SUBMIT A 4-PAGE PAPER IN WHICH YOU DO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Explain how you might implement your SPP in each of four settings (health care, community, school, and workplace).
  • Identify which participants (stakeholders, target populations) you might involve in each setting and explain why.
  • Explain which of the four settings is most appropriate for your SPP and why.
  • Describe the steps that you might use to implement your program in your selected setting.
  • Explain why your implementation plan will achieve the intended outcomes for your target population.

Economic Analysis of Public Health Initiative of Choice

QUESTION DESCRIPTION

Part 1B: Economic Analysis of Public Health Initiative of Choice

For this part of your Scholar-Practitioner Project, you will complete the economic analysis of the public health initiative you selected in Week 2.

The economic analysis should include:

  • Principles of economics for evaluating and assessing the need for the public health initiative
  • A brief description of whether the initiative is a micro or macroeconomic program
  • A determination of whether the result of the initiative is a public or private good
  • A description of the initiative’s financing source
  • An explanation of how the initiative may affect supply and demand of public health services

Assignment length: 5–6 pages

Does the United States’ emergency response plan have a process for managing a major nuclear disaster?

QUESTION DESCRIPTION

Nuclear power plants operate worldwide with about 100 nuclear reactors operating in the U.S. The U.S. federal government maintains oversight of nuclear power plants through two agencies: NRC and FEMA. All nuclear power plants need to have an emergency response plan in the event of an accident prior to receiving a license to operate. There have been various nuclear incidents but one of the largest nuclear accidents occurred on 26 April 1986, at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine.

Please answer the following:

  1. Does the United States’ emergency response plan have a process for managing a major nuclear disaster?
  2. Discuss the medical response preparedness plans in communities co-located with nuclear plants.
  3. Is your community at risk of a nuclear disaster?

epidemiological investigation

QUESTION DESCRIPTION

Summarize any one chapter of the handbook on epidemiological investigation (attached below) and provide one example of a US or international public health emergency in which this science was used or likely used.

– At least three paragraphs

– Use APA format for citation

Discuss the future of public health and how your selected issue will affect the people of the United States.

uestion description

Select a current public health issue. You can select an issue addressed in this course or one of your choice (e.g., chronic diseases, immunization, obesity, heart disease, and/or an environmental issue). Identify at least five scholarly resources (peer-reviewed references) to support your assertions.Analyze the current status of your selected issue to determine how this issue will impact the future of public health including the implications for future generations and public health involvement.

Include the following in your presentation:

  • Describe the problem and how the issue has been addressed. List the advantages and disadvantages of the method(s) used to address it. Explore how you might handle these components and include three reasonable approaches to address the issue. 
  • Discuss the future of public health and how your selected issue will affect the people of the United States.
  • Describe how this situation might be handled in a different manner. Recommend ways by which public health involvement can improve handling of the issue in future occurrences and identify some examples to change the status quo.
  • Support your statements using scholarly literature and evidence-based information from at least five authoritative resources.
  • Be sure to state major points clearly and support with specific details, examples, or analysis.

Explain why members of these groups cannot advocate for themselves or why advocating for these groups would be beneficial.

What is the difference between a group “at risk” for poor health and a group considered a “vulnerable” population? Provide an example of a group at risk and a group considered a vulnerable population. (about 300 words)

  1. Explain why members of these groups cannot advocate for themselves or why advocating for these groups would be beneficial.
  2. What would a nurse advocate for?

.How the Developed Leadership Theory Addresses the Identified Gap

QUESTION DESCRIPTION

For this Project Assignment, you complete another part of your Public Health Leadership Theory based upon your understanding of leadership perspectives you have reviewed in this course. In addition, you must use a systems thinking approach in the development of your visual representation of your personal Public Health Leadership Theory. As you post your visual (pictorial) representation, you may find using a computer scanner helpful in scanning your image and attaching it to your post.

The Assignment (3–4 pages):

This week you will provide a visual representation of your public health leadership theory. It can be a table, schematic diagram, graph, or any other representation you choose. Please feel free to be creative. However, the focus MUST be on leadership. Be sure to provide a narrative explanation that shows how the developed theory can close the “gap” identified in the first part of the project (THE FIRST PROJECT IS ATTACHED BELOW). Additionally explain how it incorporates system thinking.Remember your theory can be based on those that we have learned about or your own. There is no wrong theory. What matters is the explanation of how it addresses the gap and uses system thinking. While this doesn’t have to be addressed now, keep in mind the last part of the project will involve presenting a methodology that tests the developed theory empirically. .

Submit your Scholar-Practitioner Project Assignment by Day 7.

Support your Project with specific references to all resources and current literature used in its preparation. You are to provide a reference list for all resources

Use the following headings:

A.Visual Representation

B.Proposed ‘Gap’ in the Research

C.How the Developed Leadership Theory Addresses the Identified Gap

D.How the Theory Incorporates Systems Thinking