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

Incident Management

Organizing the Emergency Operations Center (IL)

Although the University of Illinois did not need to stand up its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) or Incident Command Post (ICP) for the H1N1 pandemic, the school had a plan in place that would have...

Partnerships Introduce Students to Emergency Response (OH)

In spring 2009, at the start of the H1N1 influenza pandemic, an H1N1 Committee was formed at the University of Toledo (UT) in Ohio. Committee members quickly recognized two valuable resources in the...

Options-Based Planning Allows Flexible H1N1 Response (OH)

The Ohio State University (OSU) developed an "options-based" pandemic plan that allowed staff to coordinate H1N1 response in a flexible and creative manner. OSU began developing its H1N1 response...

H1N1 Essential Personnel Recommendation (IN)

In December 2008, before the first case of H1N1 pandemic influenza was discovered, Purdue University drafted a plan that outlines how essential and non-essential employees would access its campuses....

Internal Memoranda of Understanding for Point of Dispensing Sites (IN)

Memoranda of Understanding have been developed and signed between internal university departments related to the use of facilities for Point of Dispensing (POD) sites. These departments are: Health...

Health Department Operations Center (MN)

Per the National Incident Management System (NIMS), Department Operations Centers (DOC) are established and activated by individual departments to coordinate and control actions specific to that...

Infectious Illness Logic Model Aids Planning, Response (MI)

Adapting a logic model that followed alert levels for infectious illness provided needed flexibility for the H1N1 pandemic that emerged in 2009. The process of modifying the model also offered useful...

Virtual EOC is Campus Base of Operations (WI)

From 2006 until the outbreak of H1N1 in spring 2009, the University of Wisconsin Madison (UW-Madison) made pandemic influenza planning a priority for campus organizations and departments. In 2006,...

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...

Workforce Absenteeism Exercise (MN)

This simple activity was completed as part of a pandemic influenza response tabletop exercise in March 2009. The activity was designed to illustrate how a pandemic could affect members of the...

Pandemic Influenza Response Team (MN)

The University of Minnesota Pandemic Influenza Response Plan is an annex to the broader campus emergency operations plan. The plan outlines specific response actions in 12 areas: Officer of the Day (...