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

Models for Care

Flexible Vaccine Distribution Plan (TN)

During October and November 2009, the Tennessee Department of Health’s Immunization Program partnered with private providers and local public health leadership throughout the state to ensure that a...

Recent public health emergencies in the United States, such as the H1N1 outbreak and Hurricane Katrina, highlighted the important role pharmacists and pharmacies can play in reaching medically at-...

Three screening algorithms describe initial management of adults and children with suspected pandemic influenza. The flow charts provide criteria for self care at home, supervised outpatient...

Guidelines for the Management of Mass Fatalities During an Influenza Pandemic (Canada)

Guidelines from the Canada Public Health Agency aim to assist local planners and funeral directors in preparing to cope with mass fatalities during an influenza pandemic. The guideline covers mass...

Mortuary and Medical Approaches to Mass Fatalities (National)

Two White Papers identify key issues that need to be addressed when considering fatality management during an influenza pandemic. Information focuses primarily on morgue operations during a pandemic...

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...

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,...

Red Cross Home Care for Pandemic Flu (National)

Home Care for Pandemic Flu is a short primer for lay people on how to care for family members at home during a pandemic. It provides an excellent, comprehensive resource for people who must provide...

The Act is a legislative proposal intended to make voluntary health practitioners available for deployment as quickly as possible in response to emergency declarations. The National Conference of...

Five articles from the Task Force for Mass Critical Care address difficult issues around patient triage and resource allocation that may need to be implemented during an influenza pandemic. The...

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) created this guidance in consultation with national pharmacy and pharmacist associations, thought leaders from national and regional...

Acute Care Services Tools (Ontario, Canada)

The Acute Care Services Tools provide the following: 1) a triage protocol for patients who may need critical care; 2) an assessment form and triage protocols for patients who may have pandemic...

The Health Human Resources Planning Tools are intended to provide a competency-based framework for recruiting and screening volunteers to assist with patient care in a pandemic setting. The tools...

Pandemic Influenza Response and Management Toolkit: Appendix D: Alternative Care Site Management Tools (British Columbia, Canada)

Fraser Health's toolkit outlines key parameters for establishing alternate triage and care centers by providing guidance for selecting a site, organizing personnel, conducting triage and process flow...

Community Based Assessment Centres (New Zealand)

The Community Based Assessment Centres plan offers practical information on establishing sites for initial screening and triage of patients with suspected pandemic influenza. The materials are...

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