Public Health Practices: Enhancing Emergency Preparedness & Response
Public Health Practices
Enhancing Emergency Preparedness & Response
ASTHO - The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

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A partnership was developed between the San Mateo County Health Department and community-based organizations (CBOs) that have existing relationships with special populations. The process included...

Emergency Risk Communication for Public Health Professionals is an online course that presents fundamental training concepts for communicating with the media and community in the event of a public...

The Pandemic Influenza Planning Kit for Outpatient Providers is a clear and concise guide that nicely summarizes key information. The materials represent an integration of trusted and useful...

A downloadable action kit for K-12 schools provides a variety of communications tools for use before, during, and after a pandemic. The sample letters for parents discuss school activities that may...

Shuttered hospitals possess the structural attributes that may allow them to provide better care, as opposed to other proposed alternate care sites within a community. This lengthy guidance...

A collaborative, evidence-based triage protocol was designed for use as a decision-making tool when a critical care system becomes overwhelmed. The system of triage is applicable to patients with...

A robust and extensive guide describes mass casualty planning in the essential areas of emergency medical services, hospital/acute care, alternative care settings, palliative care, and legal/ethical...

The HEALTH model outlines the requirements, specifications, and resources needed for developing a public health emergency contact center. The practice takes advantage of existing poison control...

A NIMS-based approach provides a framework to establish an acute care center (ACC) for a bioterrorism event, but much of the information could easily be extrapolated to a pandemic situation. The...

A process for integrating ambulatory care centers into hospital surge capacity response plans is described in this document. The workgroup involved in the process built on the assets of ambulatory...

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