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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Regional Multidisciplinary Group Develops H1N1 Response Policies to Bridge the Gap between Public Health and Healthcare (OR)

Harmonizing public health and healthcare practices across jurisdictions can be difficult in the best of times and an even more daunting challenge during an emergency. Yet partners in Oregon were...

Women and Infants Service Package (WISP) (National)

The Women and Infants Service Package (WISP) was developed in 2007 by the National Working Group for Women and Infant Needs in Emergencies in the United States. It addresses the rationale, goals, and...

Use of H1N1 Funding to Contract with Advocacy Groups and CBOs (AZ)

Health department emergency response planners in Maricopa County, Arizona, were successful in expanding their existing outreach activities to get key messages about pandemic influenza to hard-to-...

The Virginia Department of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response program partnered with six state agencies and West Virginia University to deliver a key training program via videoconference....

Public Health and Faith-based Organizations Partner to Offer Food and Vaccine to the Homeless (SC, CA, FL)

Local health departments in South Carolina, Florida, and California partnered with area shelters to bring vaccine to homeless and low-income residents. Although homeless people were not explicitly...

Outreach Initiatives Aim To Reduce H1N1 Disparities (MA)

The Massachusetts State Department of Public Health is dedicating over $1 million in funding to enable community-based organizations (CBOs), such as community health centers, to perform outreach to...

Pandemic Influenza Planning Guide for CBOs (MN)

This planning guide was developed to facilitate preparedness planning efforts among community-based organizations that serve and support vulnerable populations. The guide includes basic education on...

Illinois Faith-Based Preparedness Initiative

This partnership between the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Broadcast Ministers' Alliance and Health Care Consortium provides a web site where faith-based organizations can access tips...

Community Connectors (OR)

The Community Connectors program is a model for how emergency response planners can develop relationships and open lines of communication with diverse members of their community prior to an emergency...

Agency Emergency Plan - COOP planning for CBOs (CA)

CARD, Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters, is based in Oakland, California. They develop clear, practical preparedness resources specifically for community organizations. These include...

Emergency Preparedness and Special Populations - Community Planning Guide

This three-page guide, created by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, provides municipalities with useful tips to begin enhancing community emergency management plans by including...

Pandemic Influenza Planning Guide for CBOs (MN)

The Emergency Preparedness for Community Based Organizations (CBOs) Workgroup created a planning guide to facilitate preparedness activities for community-based organizations providing services to...

Special Needs Task Force and Registry (NC)

New Hanover County, North Carolina, built and maintained a voluntary special needs emergency registry through their Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). The registry was initiated in 1997...

FBO/CBO Outreach and Coordination (CA)

A campaign to integrate community-based organizations (CBOs) and faith-based organizations (FBOs) into pandemic preparedness considers the ways in which these organizations have the ability to assist...

Community Action Partnership/Area Agency on Aging MOA (ID)

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a sample agreement for collaboration during an emergency between a public health department and a community-based organization (CBO) that serves vulnerable...

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