As discussed throughout this course, there are many factors that contribute to the success of an effective public health response. A prompt response, accurate documentation of the event, and communication with both personnel and the public are intertwined. Once the event has passed the critical stage and disaster recovery begins, a thorough evaluation needs to be completed to reflect on what went well and what did not. These evaluations will provide crucial information to public health professionals to improve performance for the next disaster.
You have learned more about public health issues, environmental factors, behavioral health and wellness, immunization, and social determinants of health. In this assignment, you will research and develop a PowerPoint presentation to address the future of public health and the implications of public health issues for future generations.
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:
Develop a 15–20-slide presentation on this issue.
Dickey, R. W., Rotkin-Ellman, M., & Solomon, G. (2012). FDA risk assessment of seafood contamination after the BP oil spill/FDA risk assessment of seafood contamination after the BP oil spill: Rotkin-Ellman and Solomon respond.Environmental Health Perspectives, 120(2), A55–A56. (ProQuest Document ID: 928055105)
Murray, K. O., Walker, C., & Gould, E. (2011). The virology, epidemiology, and clinical impact of West Nile virus: A decade of advancements in research since its introduction into the western hemisphere. Epidemiology and Infection, 139(6), 807–817. doi: 10.1017/S0950268811000185. (ProQuest Document ID:865912268)