Module 1 Case ( Writer: Please write 3 pages for this assignment
Understanding the Role of Public Health Professionals in Emergency Preparedness and Response
Murray, et al in their article, “The role of public health within the United Nations post2015
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
Use information from your module readings/articles as well as appropriate research to support your
Length: The Case Assignment should be 35 pages long (doublespaced).
References: At least three references must be included from academic sources (peerreviewed journal
articles). Required reading is included. Quoted materials should not exceed 10% of the total paper
(since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas
of others. Materials copied verbatim from external sources must be enclosed in quotation marks. Intext
citations are required as well as a list of references at the end of the assignment. (APA format is
Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to the questions.
Format: APA format is recommended for this assignment.
Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted for minor errors, assignments are expected to
adhere to standard guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax. Points may be
deducted if grammar and spelling impact clarity.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
Achievement of learning outcomes for the Case Assignment.
Relevance All content is connected to the question.
Precision Specific question is addressed. Statements, facts, and statistics are specific and accurate.
Depth of discussion Points that lead to deeper issues are presented and integrated.
Breadth Multiple perspectives and references, and multiple issues/factors are considered.
Evidence Points are well supported with facts, statistics, and references.
Logic Discussion makes sense; conclusions are logically supported by premises, statements, or
Clarity Writing is concise and understandable, and contains sufficient detail or examples.
Objectivity Avoids the use of first person and subjective bias.
Module 1 SLP Writer: for this assignment please write 3 pages
Understanding the Role of Public Health Professionals in Emergency Preparedness and Response You are a new employee at your county Emergency Management Agency (EMA). Your county suffers
a devastating earthquake, knocking out the power grid and causing widespread damage to buildings
and infrastructure. It is also at the peak of the regular influenza season. You are assigned as your
agency’s liaison to the County Public Health Department (PHD). Unfortunately, your county EMA and
PHD have a history of “working in silos.” However, in this emergency, you are going to need to work
together in order to serve the population. As your first task, you are asked to prepare a PowerPoint
presentation for the EMA team, to help educate those that have limited knowledge about public
health and disasters.
You will create several slides in each module, so by Module 4, you will have a complete presentation.
For Module 1, please address the following public health roles and their significance in emergency
and disaster preparedness and response:
Public Health Educator
Public Health Nurse
Environmental Health Specialist
Mental Health provider
Medical Reserve Corps
SLP Assignment Expectations
Prepare a PowerPoint presentation (at least 6 slides) including speaker’s notes (you will be penalized
if your speaker’s notes are not included).
Include a reference list at the end in a concluding slide. Also, provide the necessary citations in your
What are speaker notes?
As you recall, the PowerPoint slides should only give your audience some key points about the topic.
You should not try to “cram” your slides full of information. Speaker’s notes can help the presenter
remember everything that he or she wants to say about a particular slide.
How do I make speaker’s notes?
Follow these simple steps to add speaker’s notes to your PowerPoint presentation:
Open your PowerPoint presentation
Go to the “View” menu and select the “Notes” page.
The notes page will be small, so you will have to go to the “View” menu again and select “Zoom” in
order to make them bigger. Select the percentage of zoom that you want (the higher the percentage,
the larger the page will become).
Click inside the notes page and begin typing your speaker notes.
Continue doing this on each slide until your speaker notes are written.
Once you have finished writing your speaker notes, save your presentation and it is ready to be