Concepts of Population Health/HCS 535
March 5, 2012
Beth Hale, PhD.
Public Health and Health Care
“For over 60 years, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability,” (CDC, 2012, p. 1). The organization has a focus of decreasing the health and economic disadvantages of the principal reasons of demise and incapacity through diverse programs, thus safeguarding an extended, prolific, vigorous life for people, (CDC, 2012). This paper will expound on The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and it is enhancement to the fundamental operations …show more content…
Subsequent to the response, the organization aids the associates in the recovery effort in restoration of public health operations, (CDC, 2012).
Employee’s Roles, Responsibilities, and Abilities
Because the institute is very large, the CDC has four sizeable departments and the Office of the Director. The Division of Emergency Operations (DEO) is accountable for the complete organization of the entity’s alertness, estimation, reaction, retrieval, and appraisal preceding and throughout public health emergencies. The DEO is additionally responsible for the CDC Emergency Operations Center, (EOC), which is the command center for supervising and synchronizing the organization’s emergency response to public health emergencies both foreign and domestic, (CDC, 2012).
The Division of State and Local Readiness (DSLR) supervise the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Cooperative Agreement, which collaborates preparedness coast-to-coast is state, local, tribal, and territorial public health departments. The agreement provides financial subsidy to these health departments to upgrade the response to public health emergencies. This endowment provides the necessary means to ensure capability of an