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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Clinical Review: Allocating Ventilators During Large-Scale Disasters - Problems, Planning, and Process

The article is a thoughtful assessment of important issues surrounding ventilator allocation during a large-scale disaster. Although the article emphasizes the importance of developing a decision-...

Ready in 3 Pandemic Flu Guide (MO)

The Ready in 3 Pandemic Flu Guide is a good example of an all-hazards personal preparedness campaign. The 3-in-1 overall emergency preparedness message is simple (Create a Plan, Prepare a Kit, Listen...

Alternate Care Sites (MO)

Part of Missouri's strategy for countering surge during a pandemic includes using Mass Casualty Incident Trailers as alternate care sites. The unique approach relies on recruiting hospitals to host...

Promotores for Pandemic Influenza (TX)

El Paso is training promotores and community health workers to provide pandemic influenza education for the Hispanic/Latino community in El Paso, Texas. The practice includes both an educational...

Parenting Tips for Helping Infants and Toddlers after Disasters (National)

The parenting tips included in this document reflect the current national standards for psychological first aid training. The document presents a nicely organized matrix useful for identifying...

Disaster Communications Guidebook (MO)

The manual provides specific guidance on behavioral health preparedness for a spectrum of extreme events. Although the information is not specific to pandemic preparedness, the guidebook includes...

Disaster Communications Guidebook Preparedness and Public Education: Response and Recovery Planning for Public Leaders and Spokespersons (MO)

The guidebook offers a matrix to provide guidance for medical communications and coordination of public information efforts for mental health needs during an emergency. The mental health talking...

Hamilton County Preparation Project (OH)

The Hamilton County Preparation Project uses a variety of community health education tools to encourage pandemic influenza education and preparedness within the county. This was an extensive and...

Tribal outreach in New Mexico (NM)

This practice contains materials that formed the basis of a community outreach project among 22 American Indian tribes in New Mexico. These materials include a PowerPoint presentation that was used...

Medical and public health surge in Alexandria (VA)

This document presents the concept of Community Care Stations (CCS). These facilities are designed to provide initial assessment triage and would be opened when the hospital system begins to become...

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