Module 3 – Case

COMMUNICATING HEALTH RISKS

Case Assignment

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:

  1. Identify the incident/outbreak you selected for which risk communication was essential.
  2. Describe the situation that occurred and provide some statistics to display the severity of the incident.
  3. 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.

Length: 2-3 pages.

Module 3 – Background

COMMUNICATING HEALTH RISKS

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), Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), American Association for Health Education (AAHE). (2010a). A competency-based framework for health education specialists 2010. Whitehall, PA: Author. Retrieved from http://www.nchec.org/assets/2251/areas_of_responsibilities_and_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). (2010). Responsibilities and competencies. Retrieved on August 1, 2016 from http://www.sophe.org/Responsibilities_Competencies.cfm

Optional Reading

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