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Catastrophic Flooding: Environmental Health Risks & Morbidity and Mortality Surveillance

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This course is provided by the North Carolina Public Health Preparedness Center. You will need to complete a separate registration to have access to this course. Click the course title, then choose register on the course page. When you have finished, print off your certificate from North Carolina, then return to the LMS and choose Mark Complete from the action menu in the Learning Plan in your Workspace.

These presentations by William Service, MSPH, NC Division of Public Health Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response gives you an overview of widespread catastrophic flooding in eastern North Carolina and its effects on environmental health, biological building contamination, Public Health, and morbidity and mortality surveillance.

Target Audience
These learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness. These modules are created by faculty and guest lecturers at the UNC-CH School of Public Health and are equivalent to graduate level content.

Educational Objectives
To understand the role of surveillance in assessing the impact of a natural disaster on the environment, and subsequently on human morbidity and mortality.
To understand how to use surveillance data to prepare for and respond to natural disasters.
To understand public misperception of environmental risk issues following a natural disaster and how to redirect attention and energy toward more significant environmental health risk.
To understand the public health and environmental health challenges presented by the need to verify safe re-entry into flooded buildings, and methods used to address those challenges.

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