Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. The similarity report that is provided when you submit your task can be used as a guide.
You must use the task requirements and rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.
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Part I: Time Log Submission
A. Submit a completed “C228 Community Health Field Experience Time Log,” attached, by following the guidelines outlined on the attached “C228 Field Experience Activities List” and doing the following:
1. Include the date of each activity (dd/mm/yy).
2. Include a unique description for each appropriate activity that supports the time spent.
3. Include the following contact/site information for each entry line:
• the name of the contact person associated with the site
• the contact person’s title or affiliation with the site
• a working phone number or email address for the contact person
• site name
• a full physical address for the site
Note: Audits and verification of time log activities do occur. WGU may contact the listed contact person to verify dates, hours, and activities. The contact person should be made aware of this validation process. Violation of the WGU Code of Student Conduct or the Academic Authenticity Policy could result in disciplinary action.
4. Provide the number of actual hours spent on each activity (not including preparation time).
5. Describe how each activity relates to the prevention of your selected communicable disease.
6. Record a total of 25 experience hours that meet each of the following requirements:
• 10 hours assigned from Sentinel City and Bentonville simulations
• 15 student-planned activity hours, based on the attached “Field Experience Activities List”
• no prep time hours (i.e., do not include prep time in reported hours)
• no paid work hours or work-related training hours
Part II: Community Outbreak
B. Select one of the given communicable diseases that has had a regional outbreak in your local region according to the “National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Regions” in the Web Links section. The outbreak must have occurred in the last 50 years:
• respiratory syndrome coronavirus
• Ebola virus
• Zika virus
C. Describe the outbreak of the disease selected in part B, including each of the following:
• the name of the disease
• the name of your CDC region impacted by the outbreak
• the date (i.e., month and year) the outbreak was discovered in your CDC region
• the other CDC regions impacted by the outbreak
1. Describe two risk factors associated with the selected outbreak, the route of transmission of the disease, and one epidemiological determinant for the selected outbreak.
D. Discuss how an outbreak of the disease from part B would impact your community at a systems level (e.g., the functioning of schools, local government, businesses, hospitals).
1. Compare a community outbreak that occurred in a country outside of the U.S. at a systems level.
2. Explain the reporting protocol for the community from local levels to the CDC if an outbreak of the selected disease were to occur in your CDC region.
3. Discuss two strategies (e.g., patient education, community vaccine promotion) that you would recommend to prevent an outbreak of the selected disease in your CDC region and include why each strategy is recommended.
E. Submit your score summary from Bentonville in PDF format, including each of the following completed activities:
• “Influenza in Bentonville”
• “Community Advocacy”
• “Emergency Response”
• “Communicable Disease”
Note: For an example of how your score sheet should look, refer to the attached “Sample Final Results Report: Influenza in Bentonville.”
F. Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.
G. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.