Refer to the following NBC news article entitled West Virginia Chemical Spill Cuts Water to up to 300,000 (new window) dated January, 2014. Then conduct further research to support and justify your answers to the following:
How did various agencies employ ICS or NIMS throughout this incident? Be specific — who, how, when, etc.
What other components of NIMS would have been valuable to harness in relation to the public health response?
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Identify and assess any problems with regard to information dissemination, communication, and coordination that existed in this a multi-actor, multi-level policy environment, with special focus on how it affects the public health area?
What worked, what didn’t and why? How do you envision solving these issues if a similar future public health emergency were to occur?
Reflect on and describe the specific issues that contributed to any failures or shortcomings (uncoordinated leadership, failed communications, weak planning and preparedness, resource constraints, poor training, poor public relations). Be specific!
Be sure to cite your sources when responding and to not repeat what others have already stated, bring fresh facts to the conversation. Please post a response, and remember to respond to at least two other people’s postings.