HCA415 Week 3 Assignment

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Your course text defines bioterrorism as “the threatened or
intentional release of biologic agents for the purpose of influencing the
conduct of government or intimidating or coercing a civilian population to
further political or social objectives” (Turncock, 2012, p. 122). In this paper,
you will evaluate the roles and responsibilities of local, state, and federal
public health organizations in emergency preparedness and response during a
bioterrorism event.

First, select one of the
following bioterrorism threats:

a.   Anthrax

b.   Small pox

c.   Food


d.   Water safety Next, answer

the following questions:

a.   What are the basic functions of the federal,

state, and local level during this bioterrorism event?

b.   What public

health resources are available to address this bioterrorism threat at the

federal, state, and/or local level?

c.   What role does communication play

during an emergency response? Identify at least two strategies that can be used

to improve effective communication. How do these strategies improve


d.   In your opinion, is your city/state prepared to address

this bioterrorism threat? Why or why not? Provide a concrete example that

supports your opinion. 

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