Public health responses to disasters very often result in lifesaving interventions. The success of an intervention is influenced by many factors including financial, political, and geographic limitations. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever hit the United States and was a severe drain on resources.
Another natural disaster, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, tested public health professionals’ resolve. The aftermath was still felt as a cholera outbreak consumed the country in 2011.
Using the readings of this module, Argosy University online library resources, and reputable news Web sites, research and review information available on both disaster.
Choose one of the two natural disasters and write a research paper focusing on the following:
- The immediate and continuing response of the public health sector to the disaster.
- The methods and approaches public health professionals used to contribute in responding to the natural disaster.
Support your findings with scholarly references and examples. Ensure you include a cover page as well as a reference page.