Health Behavior, Communication, and Advocacy

Case Assignment

View the What Is Tuberculosis? video and re-read the scenario from Module 1 to respond to the following questions:

  1. Identify relevant “health behavior(s)” that contributes to increasing and/or decreasing risk factor for contracting the disease.
  2. Identify and describe a surveillance system that monitors disease or health-related risk factors in the United States.
  3. Was risk communication essential for Sara’s co-workers? Why or why not?
  4. Describe the key components in developing crisis and emergency risk communication messages.

Length: 4 pages, excluding title page and references. 3 cited sources from required reading NO PLAGIARISM AT ALL, 0%!!

Assignment Expectations.

Your submission should meet the guidelines on file format, in-text citations and references, scholarly sources, scholarly writing, and use of direct quotes noted under Module 1 Assignment Expectations.

Required Reading

Bates, B. R. (2016). Health communication and mass media: An integrated approach to policy and practice. Farnham, GB: Routledge.

Campbell, J. R., Sasitharan, T., & Marra, F. (2015). A systematic review of studies evaluating the cost utility of screening high-risk populations for latent tuberculosis infection. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 13(4), 325-340.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). Crisis and emergency risk communication (CERC). Retrieved from

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2005). Crisis and emergency risk communication (CERC) Basics. [Card]. Retrieved from

Pigg, R. M., Stellefson, M. L., & Paige, S. R. (2015). Will genomics alter risk assessment methodology in health behavior research? American Journal Of Health Studies, 30(3), 146-150.

Pierannunzi C, Xu F, Wallace RC, Garvin W, Greenlund KJ, Bartoli W, et al. (2016). A methodological approach to small area estimation for the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Prev Chronic Dis, 13, 150480. DOI:

Stevens, A.C., Courtney-Long, E.A., Okoro, C.A., & Carroll, D.D. (2016). Comparison of 2 disability measures, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2013. Prev Chronic Dis,13, 160080. DOI:

Zamudio, C., Krapp, F., Choi, H. W., Shah, L., Ciampi, A., Gotuzzo, E. . . . Brewer, T. F. (2015). Public transportation and tuberculosis transmission in a high incidence setting. PLoS One, 10(2) doi:

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply