DVU is excited to serve as a host site for the 2018 NASPAA student simulation competition. The 2018 competition topic is Pandemic Crisis Management and Global Health Security. The simulation will focus on the roles MPA/MPP graduates (Master of Public Administration/Master of Public Policy) would have to play in the event of a pandemic outbreak of a deadly infectious disease. MPA/MPP students will work within the confines of governing bodies to reassess the rules and institutions that govern health policy and practice at the subnational, national, regional, and global levels. In this simulation, MPA/MPP students will take the lead roles in identifying solutions and potential strategies to mitigate the potentially devastating impacts of a pandemic. NASPAA believes it is imperative that MPA/MPP students’ knowledge on “global health security” is furthered so they are prepared to act during a public health crisis.
The competition will take place on DVU’s campus in the Mandell Science Building Auditorium on March 3rd and will begin promptly at 9:00 am. We welcome all students, faculty & staff members, and interested community members to observe the competition. Visitors are encouraged to park in D Lot (from New Britain Road, turn onto Campus Loop Road and following the athletic field, D Lot will be on the left). A link to a campus map has been provided below.
For more information: NASPAA website