Textbook: Master of Public Health Competencies: A Case Study Approach, Chapter 9
This discussion involves a case study divided into three parts as follows:
Part 1—Module One: Policy Evaluation
Part 2—Module Three: Coalition-Building Strategies
Part 3—Module Five: Policymaking
For this discussion, you will analyze a case study in public health from the textbook, Master of Public Health Competencies: A Case Study Approach, edited by Santella. Please review the following case study from this text:
“Radon, the Silent Killer: Colorless, Odorless, but Forever Present within Us” (Chapter 9)
This case study was based on real public health initiatives. Therefore, your engagement in this discussion will help you hone workforce-related skills for public health practice.
For your initial/main post, please address all of the following questions:
Environmental Factors as Health Hazards (~75 words): Summarize the main environmental health concerns related to this case study. What makes these environmental factors a public health hazard?
Relating These Factors to Population Health (~75 words): Discuss the relationship among these environmental factors and the health of the community/population. Why is it necessary for public health policy action?
Policy Evaluation (150 words):
Groups Affected by Policies (~75 words): Please form a response using descriptive epidemiology (person, place, time) as follows:
Person: Who are the groups that would be affected by policies involving radon? Please describe at least two subpopulations.
Place: What are some of the locations within residential areas where radon can be found?
Time: Include a reference to time within your description (e.g., duration, frequency, event dates, etc.).
Consequences and Impacts on Equity (~75 words):
Intended consequences: What were the desired outcomes (i.e., intended consequences) of radon-related policy?
Unintended consequences: What are “unintended consequences,” and how do we plan for the unexpected? Provide an example related to this radon case study.
Impacts on Equity: How would radon-related policies achieve health equity? What would the impacts on public health look like for the given scenario?
In all posts, please make certain to include in-text citations throughout and a reference list.