emergency preperadness and response

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Question description

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 safety
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 communication?
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.  
The paper should be two to three pages in length, excluding title and reference pages, and must include a minimum of two scholarly sources formatted according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Any topic would be acceptable, please choose one.  thank you.
Grading grubric:

Description:


Total Possible Score: 10.00

Basic Functions

Total: 2.00

Distinguished - Thoroughly and comprehensively describes the basic functions of the federal, state and local level regarding the selected bioterrorism threat.

Proficient - Describes the basic functions of the federal, state and local level regarding the selected bioterrorism threat. Some minor details are missing.

Basic - Minimally describes the basic functions of the federal, state and local level regarding the selected bioterrorism threat. Many relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations - Attempts to describe the basic functions of the federal, state and local level regarding the selected bioterrorism threat. The description is inaccurate and/or incomplete.

Non-Performance - The basic functions description is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.


Public Health Resources

Total: 2.00

Distinguished - Exceptionally clear and focused description of the public health resources available at the federal, state, and local level to address the bioterrorism threat selected.

Proficient - Provides description of  the public health resources available at the federal, state, and local level to address the bioterrorism threat selected. Some minor details are missing.

Basic - Provides minimal description of  the public health resources available at the federal, state, and local level to address the bioterrorism threat selected. Many details are missing.

Below Expectations - Attempts to provide a description of  the public health resources available at the federal, state, and local level to address the bioterrorism threat selected. The description is inaccurate and/or incomplete.

Non-Performance - The description of public health resources is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.


Communication Strategies

Total: 2.00

Distinguished - Thoroughly and comprehensively explains the role of communication during an emergency.  Devises at least two feasible strategies to improve communication and clearly explains how they will improve the process.

Proficient - Explains the role of communication during an emergency.  Devises at least two strategies to improve communication and explains how they will improve the process. Some minor details are missing.

Basic - Minimally explains the role of communication during an emergency.  Devises at least two strategies to improve communication but may not explain how they will improve the process. Many relevant details are missing and/or strategies may not be feasible.

Below Expectations - Attempts to explain the role of communication during an emergency and devises at least two strategies to improve communication but may not explain how they will improve the process. Many relevant details are missing and/or strategies may be vague or not be feasible.

Non-Performance - The explanation of communication during an emergency and the identification of strategies for improved communication are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.


Community & Bioterrorism

Total: 2.00

Distinguished - Provides an exceptionally clear and focused justification of whether or not your city/state is prepared to address the bioterrorism threat selected.  Provides detailed reasoning with at least one relevant example that supports the position.

Proficient - Provides a justification of whether or not your city/state is prepared to address the bioterrorism threat selected.  Provides reasoning with an example that supports the position. Some minor details are missing.

Basic - Provides a minimal justification of whether or not your city/state is prepared to address the bioterrorism threat selected.  Reasoning may be unclear and the example provided may not support the position. Many relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations -Attempts to provide a justification of whether or not your city/state is prepared to address the bioterrorism threat selected. Reasoning is vague and example is not given and/or not relevant.

Non-Performance - The discussion on community preparedness is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.


Written Communication: Context and Purpose

Total: 0.25

Distinguished - Demonstrates methodical  application of organization and presentation of content. The purpose of the writing is evident and easy to understand. Summaries, quotes, and/or paraphrases fit naturally into the sentences and paragraphs. Paper flows smoothly.

Proficient - Demonstrates sufficient application of organization and presentation of content. The purpose of the writing is, for the most part, clear and easy to understand.  There are some problems with the blending of summaries, paraphrases, and quotes. Paper flows somewhat smoothly.

Basic - Demonstrates a limited understanding of organization and presentation of content in written work. The purpose of the writing is somewhat evident, but may not be integrated throughout the assignment. There are many problems with the blending of summaries, paraphrases, and quotes.  Paper does not flow smoothly in all sections.

Below Expectations - Organization and presentation of content is extremely limited. The purpose of the writing is unclear. There is little or no blending of summaries, paraphrases, and quotes. Paper does not flow smoothly when read.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.


Critical Thinking: Explanation of Issues

Total: 0.25

Distinguished - Clearly and comprehensively explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for full understanding.

Proficient - Clearly explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering enough relevant information for an adequate understanding.

Basic - Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, delivering minimal information for a basic understanding.

Below Expectations - Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, but may not deliver additional information necessary for a basic understanding.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.


Critical Thinking: Evidence

Total: 0.25

Distinguished - Employs persuasive information from credible source(s) to develop an ample analysis or synthesis of the topic. Viewpoints of experts are scrutinized thoroughly.

Proficient - Employs applicable information from credible source(s) to develop an analysis of the topic.

Basic - Identifies applicable information from credible source(s), but may neglect the application of such information toward the analysis of the topic.

Below Expectations - Displays information from external source(s), but such information may lack credibility and/or relevance.  Neglects the application of such information toward the analysis of the topic.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.


Creativity: Connecting, Synthesizing, Transforming

Total: 0.25

Distinguished - Renovates ideas or solutions into entirely new forms.

Proficient - Conceives ideas or solutions into a coherent whole.

Basic - Associates ideas or solutions in novel ways.

Below Expectations - Recognizes existing connections among ideas or solutions.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.


Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 0.25

Distinguished -Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

Proficient - Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic -Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations - Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.


APA Formatting

Total: 0.25

Distinguished - Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title and reference page.

Proficient - Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title and reference page.

Basic - Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations - Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.


Page Requirement

Total: 0.25

Distinguished - The paper meets the specific page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.

Proficient - The paper closely meets the page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.

Basic - The paper meets over half of the page requirement.

Below Expectations - A fraction of the page requirement is completed.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.


Resource Requirement

Total: 0.25

Distinguished - Provides ample resources and uses the correct number of sources from the specified search agents.

Proficient -Provides the approximate number of sources, while using some of the correct search agents specified in the assignment instructions.

Basic - Provides over half of the sources required in the assignment instructions.

Below Expectations - Provides over half of the sources required in the assignment instructions.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.


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