HSA405, Federal Role in Public Health Preparedness
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1.Assume that you are the CEO of a multi-facility health care organization, and you have reviewed with your executive team, administrative and clinical, the attached report on the use of Opioid drugs in the United States.
Determine with your team, what responsibilities your HCO has to address this issue; and several actions that stem from those responsibilities.
In addition to your own internal resources, what external organizations might you work with to ensure the proper use of Opioid medications in the communities you serve.
[For this discussion, review the data in the attached articles for the state where you live]:
Opioid Addiction by State 2017.pdf
Opioid Addiction by State 2017.pdf supplementary tables.pdf
For information, also attached is an article about international differences in Opioid use.
Opioid Use in US, Canada, and Sweden.pdf
2.Discuss the role of the US federal government and its agencies and departments in contrast to that of local and state public health agencies in preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.
You may find the attached JAMA article about coronavirus interesting. ABCs of Public Health Security-Coronavirus etc JAMA Feb 2020.pdf