Research a recent catastrophic event in the United States or a U.S. Territory that disrupted a community in terms of public health

Research a recent catastrophic event in the United States or a U.S. Territory that disrupted a community in terms of public health

Assignment: Communication of Public Health Information

This week’s resources should focus on communication of public health information
Each week in this course, you are asked to share a resource that you’ve found relating to that modules topic. This resource could be a journal article, media article, website, book, newsletter, blog, or something similar. This week’s resources should focus on communication of public health information.

Research a recent catastrophic event in the United States or a U.S. Territory that disrupted a community in terms of public health (e.g., hurricanes hitting major cities, snowstorms, contaminated drinking water, mass shooting, lava flow). What methods were used to communicate to the general public? Were the messages appropriate? Did the messages include all constituents? Be sure to consider not only the messages conveyed during the event, but in the days/weeks/months following as well. This blog entry should be 750-1,000 words. Be sure to reference the communication materials you found.

Survey the indoors and the outdoor perimeter of your living quarters (house, apartment building, dormitory, etc.) to determine any kind of pest infestation problems (rodents, cockroaches, bats, flies, mosquitoes, etc.). Indicate the findings of the research in three tweets (less than 140 characters each). These tweets are written for researchers and professionals. They should be scientific rather than social in nature. To support your tweets, include a short discussion (less than 100 words) identifying the topic and the epidemiological importance of the issue (incidence rate, death rate, prevalence, etc.) Be sure to provide a link to your research article.

Learning outcome:


1. Instructions and guidelines (Read carefully)
Insert your name and surname in the space provided above, as well as in the file name. Save the file as: First name Surname Assignment 4 – e.g. Lilly Smith Assignment 4. NB: Please ensure that you use the name that appears in your student profile on the Online Campus.
2 Write all your answers in this document. There is an instruction that says, “Start writing here” under each question. Please type your answer there.

3 Submit your assignment in Microsoft Word only. No other file types will be accepted.

4 Do not delete the plagiarism declaration or the assignment instructions and guidelines. They must remain on your assignment when you submit.

PLEASE NOTE: Plagiarism cases will be penalised according to the Head Tutor’s and GetSmarter’s discretion.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please ensure that you have checked your course calendar for the due date for this assignment.

1 There are eight pages and one question in this assignment.

2 Make sure that you have carefully read and fully understood the questions before answering them. Answer the questions fully but concisely and as directly as possible. Follow all specific instructions for individual questions (e. g. “list”, “in point form”).

3 Answer all questions in your own words. Do not copy any text from the notes, readings or other sources. The assignment must be your own work only.

Plagiarism Declaration:
1. I know that plagiarism is wrong. Plagiarism is to use another’s work and pretend that it is one’s own.

2. This assignment is my own work.

3. I have not allowed, and will not allow, anyone to copy my work with the intention of passing it off as his or her own work.

4. I acknowledge that copying someone else’s assignment (or part of it) is wrong, and declare that my assignments are my own work.
2. Mark allocation
Each question receives a mark allocation. However, you will only receive a final percentage mark and will not be given individual marks for each question. The mark allocation is there to show you the weighting and length of each question.


Assignment instructions
Complete Question 1 in this document. Make sure you have read Modules 3 and 4 before completing this assignment.


Make sure that you show all your workings within the assignment when calculations are required.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.

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