For this assignment, you are to review the case study on page 426-428.
The purpose of this assignment is for you to apply the concepts and information you learned in this unit about extreme temperature emergencies. Also, this assignment provides you with the opportunity to use your skills, expertise, and experience to enrich your response.
Discuss the case study thoroughly, using extremes of temperature producing environments that are hazardous to public health. Did the common protective factors increase survivability? Why, or why not? Could the public health agencies have done anything differently? If so, what?
Were public education measures adequate regarding the physical and social risk factors in heat-related illnesses? Briefly discuss the challenges involved. Does better integrated community planning have an effect on mortality rates? Why, or why not?
Is there anything you think public health officials should have or could have done differently? Support your answer.
Provide your responses in a Word document. The completed assignment must be a minimum of two pages in length, not including the title page and reference list. To supplement your discussion, you may use journal articles, case studies, scholarly papers, and other sites you may find pertinent.