Week 9 CLC – Public
Health Emergencies Case Study assignment
This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.
The instructor will assign each student to a CLC group.
Each CLC group will be assigned one of the following public
health emergencies to analyze: swine flu, shortages of influenza vaccine,
anthrax, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Gulf of Mexico oil spill,
Hurricane Katrina, California wildfires, syphilis outbreak, salmonella
outbreak, and mass trauma (such as that associated with terrorists/bombings).
In a report format of 500-750 words, address the following:
Describe the chain of command and the method of public
health response that was conducted in this situation.
Determine the important public health issues related to
medical care in this situation.
Describe the possible public health risks as well as the pros
and cons of communicating the situation to the public and the media.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in
the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric
prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
One member of the CLC group will post the assignment on Day
1 of the Topic 8 discussion forum for peer review. Individually, provide
constructive feedback and commentary and ask specific questions to all posted
public health emergencies. In particular, focus on the chain of command as it
relates to addressing the specific emergency, the benefits of effective
communication, and the risks associated with miscommunication of
emergency-related events and statistics. It is the CLC group’s responsibility
to decide who will respond to the postings provided by peers. This will account
for part of your participation grade for the week.