For this Case Assignment, you will be using the CDC Risk Communication resource provided in your required readings section.
Step 1: Go to the website and, under Risk Communication, click on “Emergency Preparedness and Response.”
Step 2: Read through the information on this page and then click on “Information on Specific Types of Emergencies.”
Step 3: Next, browse through this information and click on “Recent Outbreaks and Incidents.”
Step 4: Under “Select a Year,” click any from 2015 to the present.
Step 5: Choose one of the recent outbreaks for your investigation.
In your paper:
- Identify the incident/outbreak you selected for which risk communication was essential.
- Describe the situation that occurred and provide some statistics to display the severity of the incident.
- What types of communication/procedures were used during this incident? Provide examples on the information that was disseminated and how it aided in resolving the situation.
Recap: Your assignment should consist of: A one-page letter to the editor and one page on tips/advantages for writing a letter to the editor.
Length: 3 pages, 4 cited sources from required reading. Required Reading:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2011). Gateway to health communication & social marketing. Risk communication. Retrieved on August 1, 2016 from http://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/risks/index.html
Melanson, M. A., Geckle, L. S., & Davidson, B. A. (2012). Risky business: Challenges and successes in military radiation risk communication. U. S. Army Medical Department Journal, July-September, 82-87. (Use “Academic Search Complete” search engine in the Library Portal)
National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). (2017). Areas of responsibility for health education specialist 2015. Retrieved from https://www.nchec.org/assets/2251/hespa_competencies.pdf
Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council. (2016). Advocacy toolbox. Retrieved from https://orc.okstate.edu/content/advocacy-toolbox
Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council. (2016). Writing Op-Eds and letters to the editor. Retrieved from https://orc.okstate.edu/content/writing-op-eds-and-letters-editor
Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). (2017). Health education specialist. Retrieved from http://www.sophe.org/careers/health-education-profession