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

Mitigation

Family Assistance Approach to Mass Fatalities (National)

The Family Assistance White Paper was written by a largely military working group to address how social distancing during a pandemic may affect traditional mass fatality management. The report...

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...

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...

Elementary and Middle Schools Collaborate with Public Health to Evaluate Vaccination and Absenteeism (ME)

Two state organizations in Maine worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to evaluate the effects of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) monovalent (2009 H1N1) vaccination on...

Active Surveillance to Track School Closures (MI)

The fall resurgence of 2009 novel H1N1 influenza contributed to a large number of schools being dismissed across Michigan. In early October, there was a dramatic increase in reports of influenza like...

Public Engagement on Social Distancing and Mass Fatalities (OH)

The Center for Public Health Practice (OH CPHP) at The Ohio State University College of Public Health held several community engagement meetings on controversial subjects related to pandemic planning...

The Virginia State Board of Elections (SBE) took a number of steps to prevent the spread of H1N1 during the Nov. 3, 2009 election. The SBE prepared by using a number of existing communication and...

K-12 School Closure Guidance (AZ)

Two years before the emergence of novel H1N1 virus, Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) formed a unique partnership with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to collaborate on pandemic...

School Respiratory Illness Surveillance Project (TX)

Tarrant County Public Health and the Southwest Center for Advanced Public Health Practice have developed a Web-based communications portal that attempts to strengthen the relationship between public...

Barron County Court System: Strategies for a Pandemic Influenza (WI)

A collaborative effort between public health and local courts resulted in a document that aims to prepare the court system for an influenza pandemic. The guidance provides a local judicial system...

Pandemic Influenza Toolkit for Ohio Schools (OH)

The Pandemic Influenza Toolkit for Ohio Schools was designed by the Ohio Department of Health to assist schools in their pandemic preparedness efforts. The toolkit is a compilation of materials that...

Pandemic Action Kit for Schools -- New York (NY)

The Pandemic Action Kit for Schools offers templates and tools that incorporate the CDC's interim guidance on community disease mitigation, which calls for a maximum 12-week closure of schools. The...

Community Disease Containment Toolbox (KS)

The Toolbox addresses Kansas' approach to community disease containment. The first reviewer described this practice as complete and aligned with other state plans. Another reviewer said it provides...

Preparing for Pandemic Flu in New Mexico Schools (NM)

The New Mexico school toolkit proposes an excellent web-based strategy for communicating pandemic influenza information to three distinct audiences in the state school system. These include: 1)...

Sacramento County Action Kit for Schools (CA)

The Sacramento County Action Kit for Schools contains a packet of information and resources that provide practical tools for school districts that are preparing for a pandemic. Although it was...

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