Introduce the Measles, its transmission characteristics, and its risks to children who contract this virus

Introduce the Measles, its transmission characteristics, and its risks to children who contract this virus.

Discuss the purpose of public health policies to vaccinate all eligible children with MMR vaccine. Discuss the benefits of vaccination “herd effect” and how this public health policy promotes this protection.

Discuss the purpose of the global surveillance system.

From this introduction, explain whether vaccines are a primary, secondary or tertiary level of Public Health practice.

History of Samoa Measles outbreak:

Introduce Samoa (Google search: where on earth, population size, socio-cultural traits, etc.)

What are the latest total number of cases and deaths?

Synthesize in detail two (2) events that contributed to the current Samoan measles outbreak? What happened? What impact did these events have on the Somoan measles vaccine coverage among the population?

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Identify and synthesize three (3) Samoan responses and the corresponding intervention for which it is an example. Choose from the seventeen (17) PH interventions (listed in #3 above) that were implemented during the Samoa emergency response. For each intervention,

Define and discuss the intervention, (you may directly quote the PH intervention definitions from the above #3 link; be sure to cite correctly).

State the population-of-interest.

Discuss in detail the Samoan response and the public health intervention with the level that it represents.

Discuss why you chose the level of intervention (systems, community, individual-family). Some interventions may be interpreted at two levels.

Click on ‘Browse Objectives by Topic’ > Health Behaviors > Vaccinations > Children > Infectious Diseases > . Find the > IID -01 (Maintain the elimination of measles, rubella, congenital rubella syndrome, and polio — > HP2030 target number of (endemic) measles cases/year.

What is HP 2030 target number of <link is hidden> endemic measles cases?

How does the HP 2030 target number (from above HP 2030 link) compare to the current 2020 <link is hidden> cases reported by CDC? How does the target number compare to the 2019 cases? Contrast and compare your findings.

Summarize your awareness of the measles global health risk on the US.

As your county’s public health nurse, conclude with one (1) public health message (social marketing intervention) that you would send to pre-school parents.

Rubric

Excellent introduction with 1-2 minor points omitted. 1. Introduced the Measles, its transmission characteristics, and its risks. 2. Discussed public health policies to vaccinate all eligible children and synthesized “herd effect” and this policy. 3. Discussed global surveillance system: 4. Explained vaccines as a primary, secondary or tertiary level of Public Health practice.

Excellent summary with 1-2 minor omissions: 1. Samoa information presented on geographic location, population characteristics, socio-economic traits. 2. Identified Samoa’s latest numbers of measles cases and deaths. 3. Synthesized two (2) events that contributed Samoan measles outbreak. 4. Explained what happened and the impact on the Samoan measles vaccine coverage among the population?

Excellent summary with 1-2 minor omissions that included: 1. Identified and synthesized three (3) interventions that were implemented during the Samoa emergency response. For each intervention, stated and defined the intervention, (a direct quote from the PH intervention definitions is AOK, cited correctly). 2. Stated the population-of-interest. 3. Stated level of intervention (systems, community, individual-family). (Some interventions may be interpreted at two levels.) 4. Defended by synthesizing the Samoan response and the public health intervention with the level that it represents.

1-2 omissions ~ Excellent synthesis of: 1. HP 2030 target number of <link is hidden> measles cases with comparison to the current <link is hidden> cases and 2019 casesreported by CDC. 3. Excellent Summary of awareness of this global health risk. 4. Conclusion with one (1) public health message (social marketing intervention) to pre-school parents.

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