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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Communicating with At-Risk Populations

Using the Online Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response to Enhance the Quality of Care for Diverse Populations (OMH)

Recent tragedies such as the Haiti earthquake, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and September 11th have demonstrated that minorities suffer disproportionately during all stages of a disaster....

The Family Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities (FL)

The Family Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities was created by two Florida agencies to assist families in preparing for a variety of emergencies. The guide provides general instructions...

Using a Multi-prong, Multi-partner Approach to Address Emerging Language Needs After a Disaster (LA)

The Vietnamese and Latino communities have been well-established in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Vietnamese began coming to New Orleans in the mid-1970s, starting their own restaurants, stores, and...

Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Disabilities (National)

The Disaster Readiness Tips highlight a broad overview of preparedness for people with different functional needs. The brochures emphasize the importance of identifying needs and resources and...

New Approach to Translation Helps Minnesota Respond to H1N1 (MN)

The 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic prompted the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to design an innovative process to help planners determine which languages to translate and how many resources 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....

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...

H1N1 Outreach to Multicultural Communities (OH)

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) conducted multicultural outreach to a wide range of communities just as their H1N1 vaccination campaign was underway. Health department planners used research on...

Faith-Based Collaboration Provides Outreach in Multiple Languages (CT)

In the fall of 2007, the Connecticut Department of Public Health launched a campaign to increase pandemic awareness. As a part of this effort, planners identified the top six or seven languages...

Training for Community Agencies to Plan for H1N1 and People with Special Needs (RI)

The Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (EMA) held the "Pandemic Influenza and Special Needs Leadership Training Program" during three days in mid-...

Collaborative partnerships developed for other goals may be effectively applied to H1N1 pandemic response. The Virginia Department of Health's (VDH) partnership with the state's AARP chapter is one...

H1N1 Materials in Multiple Languages: Basic Information, Special Groups, and School Vaccination Clinics (RI)

Rhode Island Department of Health maintains a resource list of materials about H1N1 in 12 languages other than English. Basic information on H1N1 prevention and treatment is provided in Spanish,...

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...

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...

"When Words are Not Enough" Communications Training Program for Responders (CA)

The Woodside Fire Protection District (WFPD) in Woodside, California, along with the Commission for Disabilities for San Mateo County and the San Mateo County Special Education Local Planning Agency...

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