In her commentary, “The Global Dimensions of Public Health Preparedness and Implications for US Action,” Moore (2012) points out that Public Health is truly a global issue; and she discusses what that means for us here in the US in terms of our need for preparedness. She suggests four areas for action: 1) sensitize practitioners to the global nature of diseases, 2) learn from the success of other countries, 3) US Investment in Global Health, and 4) acting locally on global issues.
Your assignment is to write an essay in which you select the single area that you feel to be the most important for public health preparedness. Justify your position.
You can submit your paper in a Question and Answer format. In other words, list the questions and provide a short answer to each.
- What is the Area for Action that you feel is most important for public health preparedness? (Please write 1 paragraph maximum here)
Hint: you will need to conduct your own scholarly research for information on the topic. For example, enter The Online Library and enter search terms, such as “Public Health Preparedness.” Be sure to check the box to limit your search to full-text access.
- Why might each of the other dimensions be slightly less important? Be sure to cite sources rather than simply stating your opinion.