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Principles of economics for evaluating and assessing the need for the public health initiative

QUESTION DESCRIPTION

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: 5 pages

  • 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

Support your Project Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.

Topic: The Women and Children Residential Treatment Program within Seminole County, Florida

Describe how you felt watching the video . Did your impressions or feelings change during the course of the video ?

Complete the following:

  • Describe how you felt watching the video . Did your impressions or feelings change during the course of the video ?
  • Prior to their DNA testing, the students in the video share their assumptions about the results. Do you think they are correct? Why/why not?
  • Provide an example from the scientific literature about the effect of culture or race on population health outcomes. Cite your literature source (using APA format) and provide link .

Disaster management in healthcare

Disaster management in healthcare is very crucial. This is because it can affect performance and thus affect different aspects of the management of disaster. Public health and emergency management systems and agencies have of late been concerned with public health and emergency preparedness. The concept of public health and emergency preparedness now requires updated restructuring in worldwide, national and even regional levels. There are different themes in journals articles that indicate various emergency and disaster preparedness in public health. The different themes include human resources management, physical resources management, victim’s management transfer, environmental health control, nutrition management, mental health control, inter-organizational coordination, training, technology management, budget management, and information and communication management. All these themes play a significant role in ensuring that the healthcare sector is well prepared for any emergency as each theme has a role to play in emergency situations.

Human resource management theme is used in minimizing the damage and the suffering caused by the disaster. It is essential to ensure that human resource is mobilized to respond to the catastrophe maximally. Physical resource management responds to emergencies from natural disasters which may lead to the destruction of the health care system. Victim’s management transfer deals with the casualties. This theme also deals with implementation of casualty’s triage. Environmental health deals with the removal of the contaminants to keep people safe from injuries or infections. Nutrition management ensures that the victims are well nourished. In cases of disasters like famine and floods, this theme ensures that the vulnerable groups are given supplements and nutrients that will keep them healthy. Mental health is important since it offers psychological support to the victims until there is a return of balance psychologically. Inter-organizational coordination ensures that the healthcare can identify rescuers. This ensures that the victims are protected from any other harm such as theft. Training helps in ensuring that the management of disaster in public health is successful. Modern technologies such as the installation of a telemedicine system are crucial in the treatment of the casualties. Information and communication management should be coordinated effectively to ensure that the report published is not conflicting. Budget management is the responsibility of the healthcare organization as they should ensure that there is a continuous supply of resources required during emergencies.

The health sector is in need of making potential relationships with other sectors. Establishment of good relations before the occurrence of disasters means that the response stage will not be challenging. Therefore, the response will be fast, timely and useful. The information that is extracted from experiences and knowledge from disaster managers creates a foundation for operational planning of the services in healthcare during the occurrence of disasters. The most important this is the use of the all-hazards approach in public health and emergency preparedness.

Lee, A., Phillips, W., Challen, K., & Goodacre, S. (2012). Emergency management in health: key issues and challenges in the UK.BMC Public Health, 884.

Moore, S., Mawji, A., Shiell, A., & Noseworthy, T. (2007). Public Health Preparedness: a systems-level approach. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 61(4), 284.

Pourhosseini, S. S., Ardalan, A., & Mehrolhassani, M. H. (2012). Key Aspects of Providing Healthcare Services in Disaster Response Stage. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 44(1).

Post two:

Emergency medical services (EMS) is a critical component of the nation’s emergency and trauma care system. It is important to understand the interplay between medicine and public health is critical to addressing the health needs of Americans. There is a strong connection between emergency medical care and public health services. It is this connection that allows the system to get rid of its vulnerabilities. The connection between trauma centers and public health systems is quite strong. Each citizen of America holds the view that they will receive a good care in case of emergency. However the unfortunate reality is that while the demands on emergency and trauma care have grown dramatically, the capacity of the system has not kept pace. Balancing these roles in the face of increasing patient volume and limited resources has become increasingly challenging. The situation is creating a widening gap between the quality of emergency care Americans expect and the quality they actually receive.

If worked out well and the connection becomes strong, the public health workers can serve beside the emergency managers. Together they can find out the factors that cause trauma and eventually they can all make efforts to overcome the threats, emerging diseases and medical disparities. The common theme across these journal articles is that there is a significant connection between public health and emergency medical systems. A balanced structure of the two can allow dealing with increasing incidents in the community. But if the balance stumbles, there is a possibility of notable decline in medical services for entire community.

Dunford Jr, J. V. (2006). EMS and Public Health. Principles of EMS Systems, 268.

Trzeciak, S., & Rivers, E. P. (2003). Emergency department overcrowding in the United States: an emerging threat to patient safety and public health. Emergency medicine journal20(5), 402-405.

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Epidemiology for public health practice

After reading Chapter 5 of Epidemiology for public health practice, complete Study Questions and Exercises 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8. This activity is located on pages 274–276. Submit your responses in the form of a Word document.

Analysis using Ethical Decision Model which includes the following criteria:

QUESTION DESCRIPTION

HIV/ AIDs Only

Write a 5- to 8-page critical analysis of a selected public health issue intervention (approved by faculty) using a required ethical decision model. The paper should include the following:

  1. 1.Introduction
  2. 2.Description of the Issue
  3. 3.Current Intervention
  4. 4.Analysis using Ethical Decision Model which includes the following criteria:

a. Nature, probability and severity of the risk

b. Likelihood that it will be effective in meeting its objectives

c. Economic costs, including opportunity costs

d. Burdens on human rights

e. Fairness, including a just allocation of benefits and burdens

5. Suggested new/modified intervention

public health emergency response.

QUESTION DESCRIPTION

Read the manual on public health emergency response. This manual describes a potential cohesive complete public health response to a public health disaster. Not all aspects will be used in all responses. Much like ICS it can be scaled as appropriate. Find one example of a public health emergency in the United States in the last 20 years and develop a 20-25 slide PowerPoint about the incident: What happened, who responded, what public health measures were involved and how did the situation resolve itself? Use the topics presented in the manual to shape your presentation. We expect that you will be able to cite specific details and page numbers from this manual to support how the incident was mitigated.

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

QUESTION DESCRIPTION

Due Week 10 and worth 200 points The paper must be submitted to Turn it in with a 20% or less score.

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.

Write a 6-8 page paper in which you:

  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:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA 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.

3 hours ago

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

QUESTION DESCRIPTION

Due Week 10 and worth 200 points The paper must be submitted to Turn it in with a 20% or less score.

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.

Write a 6-8 page paper in which you:

  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:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA 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.

3 hours ago

Analyze the surveillance methods used to monitor the event/trend you selected and formulate suggestions for their improvement.

QUESTION DESCRIPTION

  • Review this week’s Learning Resources, including the SEER (Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results) and other cancer registry websites.
  • Search local news sources or other online resources for a local public health event/trend of interest to you.
  • Analyze the surveillance methods used to monitor the event/trend you selected and formulate suggestions for their improvement.
  • Post a 3-paragraph evaluation of the event/trend you selected. Include the following:
  • A brief description of the local public health event/trend you have selected
  • An explanation of the software applications/systems and surveillance methods (i.e., systems and procedures) used to monitor the event or trend you selected
  • An evaluation that explains your position on whether the surveillance methods used to monitor the event/trend were/are adequate and effective
  • Recommendations on how to improve the use of informatics to monitor this event/trend

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