Discuss Foundations in Emergency Management
Discussion: Foundations in Emergency Management
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Read the article on the Haddon matrix application (Haddon Matrix Article.pdf ) to public health emergencies in emergency management. The Haddon matrix was designed in the 1960s as a model to understand injury prevention and control. It examines agent, host and environment in three phases, pre-event, event and post-event.
Choose any disaster incident type listed in the Comprehensive Planning Guide (CPG-201 v 2) or the THIRA document and use your skills with data management software programs (Microsoft Excel) to create a matrix that examines the interaction of influencing factors and phase. Don’t forget to include factors that would ‘protect’ or ‘strengthen’ the host to resist damage/injury. This activity is consistent with the first step of the THIRA process!
You may not use any of the examples given in the assigned article. Pay specific attention to attributes of the host found in the assigned reading in Perry and Lindell which may contribute to why emergency planning is difficult or made more difficult. You may choose to write about disaster incidents in other countries but make sure to provide detail about what particular characteristics or societal values are different or unique based on your choice. If you choose to use such an incident, be certain to cite, using APA format, the reports you used to understand that event.
I do not expect you to provide the depth and breadth of answer found on page 563 (public health Haddon matrix) but I do expect more information than what is presented in the original matrix example which is found on page 562.
And again, while it is very valuable to look at published matrices, you must create one of your own for the event you select.
PS: The University maintains “Atomic Learning,” which is a useful resource on the basic mechanics of manipulating Excel. I highly suggest you review that before attempting the assignment.
I have attached 2 examples don’t worry about the “too much” explanation up there it’s really short
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