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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Recent Practices

NEMA After-Action Report (Region: WY, NE, CO, KS)

A tabletop exercise tested the ability of four bordering states to communicate with each other and manage a pandemic influenza outbreak before an emergency was officially declared. The exercise...

School Preparedness (MO)

This online preparedness tool from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services incorporates training and security information that can be accessed by schools for pandemic preparation and...

DHHS Family Disaster Plan (NC)

An all-hazards guide is designed to serve as a basis for a general family disaster plan. While it does not provide specific information on pandemic influenza, it offers a thorough approach to basic...

Ready? Set? Good (MD)

Ready? Set? Good! is a communications campaign that encourages personal emergency preparedness through use and storage of a radio, flashlight, and water. Baltimore extended the campaign into a...

Extended Childcare (TN)

The Extended Childcare materials provide a process through which state employees could contract childcare services if they are required to respond to an emergency. This practice may be seen as an...

Risk Communications in Alexandria (VA)

The Risk Communications excerpt from the City of Alexandria's pandemic plan describes a sophisticated concept of operations for risk communications before, during, and after a pandemic. The city's...

Isolation and Quarantine in Alexandria (VA)

The Isolation and Quarantine section of Alexandria's pandemic plan provides a detailed summary of a city's strategy for invoking and enforcing isolation and quarantine for any contagious disease that...

Fatality Management in Alexandria (VA)

This city-wide planning document provides detailed information on varied aspects of fatality management during a pandemic and other mass fatality events. Specifically, it defines the local and state...

Pandemic Influenza Disparities Prevention Initiative (NC)

The Disparities Prevention Initiative represents a thoughtful, deliberate approach to anticipating and minimizing racial and ethnic disparities that may occur as the result of a pandemic. The...

Lateral Thinking Pan Flu Education and Training (TX)

A variety of educational materials introduce the benefits of lateral thinking/six hats techniques and apply this approach to collaborative planning for multi-agency pandemic influenza projects. The...

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