Catastrophic Flooding: Environmental Health Risks & Morbidity and Mortality Surveillance

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Course Description
These presentations by William Service, MSPH, NC Division of Public Health Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response gives you an overview of widespread catastrophic flooding in eastern North Carolina and its effects on environmental health, biological building contamination, Public Health, and morbidity and mortality surveillance.
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Target Audience
These learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness.
Learning Objectives
1. To understand the role of surveillance in assessing the impact of a natural disaster on the environment, and subsequently on human morbidity and mortality.
2. To understand how to use surveillance data to prepare for and respond to natural disasters.
3. To understand public misperception of environmental risk issues following a natural disaster and how to redirect attention and energy toward more significant environmental health risk.
4. To understand the public health and environmental health challenges presented by the need to verify safe re-entry into flooded buildings, and methods used to address those challenges.
Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)
1A1. Describes factors affecting the health of a community (e.g., equity, income, education, environment) (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Professional/Disciplinary Competencies
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Online/ Self-study
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40 minutes
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Course Publication Date
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