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Primary Prevention is the planning and assessment of what the needs are in this location. The risk factor most important which is communicable diseases should be determined. Things to determine are vaccines needed and other protection for workers coming into the area of disaster. Overpopulation, depressed economics and environmental issues such as lack of sanitary water and poor waste management add to long term effects on the public health. Exacerbated by lack of shelter, malnutrition because of food shortages, and poor access to health care cause a dramatic increase in the rates of communicable diseases after a disaster. (Jafari, 2011).

Secondary preventions is the acute phase of the disaster. As was mentioned in the documentary “Hitting the ground running”, triaging, treating, and recovery. This stage involves all personnel being on high alert and high energy. Organization or an attempt to is the key to be most effective, yet that is not always attainable as mentioned in the documentary (GCU, 2010).

Tertiary prevention would be assessing long-term effects of the disaster as in the resources that should to be kept in place. The starting point should be need for a better emergency system and early warnings. Even though this area is so economically depressed, the need is great for all life sustaining resources to be reassessed by government agencies.

Pre-impact phase is where the three proposed interventions falls and would be most beneficial. Before the actual disaster takes place is the most important time for the disaster planning. This disaster planning activities has a critical influence on how the disaster will affect an area or region, community or state. In assessing of the probabilities and risks of occurrence of certain types of disasters the community can have much needed resources readily at hand. Planning can assist emergency responds providers in a disaster situation to be more effective (Maurer, 2013).

Red Cross is the agency to work with due to the organization’s quick response to all disasters. They provide long-term care to the communities as well as encompass all interventions. Red Cross addresses all interventions, with damage assessment, mass care, food provision, shelter provision, supply provision, health services, and family services. As well as providing disaster welfare inquiry service, a network to allow families inquiring on the welfare of their families during the search and recovery stages (Maurer, 2013).


GCU. (2010). “Diary of Medical Mission Trip”. Retrieved from Grand Canyon University:…