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

Communication

Pandemic Influenza Communication

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...

Wales' report contains useful algorithms and protocols for health care workers who will be performing initial triage during a pandemic. Flow charts of care pathways move toward specific clinical...

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...

Red Cross Home Care for Pandemic Flu (National)

Home Care for Pandemic Flu is a two-page guide for the public on how to care for sick family members at home during a pandemic. The brochure includes a home care supply list, lists flu symptoms,...

Toronto Communications Plan (Ontario, Canada)

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

Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks Campaign

The American Public Health Association developed this campaign to encourage emergency preparedness at the high school and community level. Materials use a catch phrase-"Set Your Clocks-Check Your...

H1N1 Public Service Announcements in American Sign Language

A set of video public service announcements in American Sign Language (ASL) describe essential information for preventing and treating H1N1 influenza. The videos include an overview of H1N1 and...

Kentucky H1N1 FluView Newsletter

In order to disseminate timely, relevant, and compelling information to health decision makers and the public, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) launched a weekly newsletter, the...

Get Ready for Flu (National)

Get Ready for Flu is a blog sponsored by the American Public Health Association and contains postings that provide public education on pandemic influenza topics. The blog provides short summary...

Policy Analysis CollaborativE (PACE) (National)

A valuable large-scale, public engagement initiative focused on community control measures for pandemic influenza is represented in these reports. The initiative featured a host of collaborating...

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...

Movie Theaters Utilized to Spread Public Health Messages (AZ, CA, NC, PA, VA)

Eager to get out the message about H1N1 vaccine, public health officials across the United States went looking for receptive audiences in dark, crowded places where violence is often witnessed,...

Yamhill County launched mass vaccination campaign for school age children (OR)

When news of the first cases of novel H1N1 influenza surfaced in April 2009, mass immunization became part of regular emergency preparedness discussions around the country. In Yamhill County, Ore.,...

Public Health Planning Group Develops Resources to Help Schools Respond to H1N1 (NH)

Following the first wave of H1N1, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) formed six planning groups to prepare for a second wave of the pandemic in fall 2009. These...

H1N1 Task Force Focuses on Preventing Illness and Combating Public Skepticism (WV)

The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department (KCHD), a combined city-county health department, convened a volunteer task force comprised of representatives from diverse public and private organizations...

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