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

Communications

Communications With Parents (IL)

Parents were considered an important stakeholder group for communications during the H1N1 response at the University of Illinois. As part of the outreach to parents, Dr. David Lawrance, Medical...

Malcolm Gladwell Theory Employed in Vaccine Distribution (IL)

Maps, guides, and arrows formed the basis of the University of Chicago pandemic flu vaccination distribution plan in April 2009. The plan driving the distribution was inspired by Malcolm Gladwell's "...

American Red Cross Student Chapter H1N1 Project (IN)

During two days at the beginning of the H1N1 outbreak in fall 2009, members of the Purdue Chapter of the American Red Cross, along with other student volunteers, distributed brief informational...

Communications Outreach Ranges from Mirror Clings to E-mails (MI)

The University of Michigan used a variety of communications tactics, from old-fashioned to of-the-moment methods, to reach as many members of the campus community as possible with information on H1N1...

Telephone Triage and Treatment Protocol (WI)

University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM), with more than 42,000 students, experienced a surge of H1N1 cases in fall 2009. The University Health Services (UHS) clinic is normally staffed by an on-call...

MHUB Communication Tool for Students, Staff, and Faculty (WI)

When the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) established its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in spring 2009, it used an e-mail platform called MHUB to manage H1N1-related communication...

Open Letter to Athletic Directors and Coaches (MN)

During H1N1 response, the Minnesota Department of Health convened periodic conference calls with all higher education institutions in Minnesota. This was the first time that direct communication has...

Infection Control Internships Help Students, Health Services (PA)

As the fall 2009 semester loomed at Pennsylvania State University, it became clear to Shelley Haffner that she needed extra help in order to respond to the threat of novel H1N1 influenza on campus....