University of North Carolina
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This 3-part presentation offered by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health 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.
- 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