Create a 3 page report on the basic environmental health principles, theories, and issues of an emerging or reemerging disease.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
To understand emerging and reemerging diseases, you must first understand the interconnectedness between human health and the environment and have a grasp on epidemiology. The Assessment 1 Context document for this assessment provides a brief overview of the concept of interconnectedness and the field of epidemiology. You may wish to review this document for key ideas and information.
Questions to Consider
To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.
In your own words, what is your definition of environmental health? Why?
Is environmental health is a global issue? Why or why not?
Is environmental health an individual concern? Why or why not?
Do you think most Americans understand the term environmental health? Why or why not?
Some people feel vaccination should be voluntary and not mandated. What is a reasonable argument to support that position?
What is an emerging or reemerging disease?
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