Communicable Disease Communication

Part One – Select one communicable disease from the list below, and research the communicable disease:

Vaccination rates of children and any outbreaks
Rates of influenza among those over 65
Rising rates of new HIV rates of infection
High immigrant community and concern about Ebola, Zika, or SARS
New cases of acute flaccid myelitis
Rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases
Salmonella outbreak
Rising rates of hepatitis

Part Two – Prepare a communication document that:

Explains the selected communicable disease’s impact or potential impact on public health.
Analyzes data using correct epidemiologic terminology on the communicable disease (from the surveillance sources’ websites provided below).
Explains the potential impact on the population if this communicable disease is not addressed, with a focus on the social impact and the emotional distress to the community.
Examines nursing interventions that have been proven effective in similar communities.
Details the action steps that can be taken by public health nurses to prevent and control the communicable disease, including education strategies.
Provides stated ideas with professional language and attribution for credible sources with correct APA citation, spelling, and grammar in the communication document.

https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/index.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/data/surveillance.htm?CDC_AA_refVal=https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/stats/index.htm