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

Practices from VA

Points of dispensing (PODs) sites located in schools or community buildings are a standard part of preparing to provide medication or vaccine to the public during an infectious disease outbreak or...

The Virginia Department of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response program partnered with six state agencies and West Virginia University to deliver a key training program via videoconference....

The City of Norfolk Department of Public Health in Virginia developed a unique program to combine free H1N1 vaccination for children with a free visit to the zoo. The Norfolk Department of Public...

The increasingly complex world of public health often demands highly technical solutions. When the Virginia Department of Health was considering options for tracking resources and people needed for...

As part of the Virginia Department of Health's (VDH) H1N1 vaccination campaign, state health officials undertook many activities to reach racial and ethnic minority populations in the Commonwealth....

The novel H1N1 pandemic has provided Virginia with an opportunity to greatly enhance its statewide Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS). The electronic registry system, established in the...

When Virginia Health Commissioner Karen Remley, MD, MBA, FAAP declared a public health emergency due to the novel H1N1 influenza pandemic, her declaration by code allowed her access to the state's...

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...

Whom to vaccinate and when has been a very challenging aspect of responding to the novel H1N1 pandemic. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) determined early on that people would not be turned...

Collaborative partnerships developed for other goals may be effectively applied to H1N1 pandemic response. The Virginia Department of Health's (VDH) partnership with the state's AARP chapter is one...

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