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ASTHO Legal preparedness series emergency volunteer toolkit - Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
This toolkit provides state and federal officials, as well as emergency and disaster preparedness directors and coordinators, with key emergency response volunteer concepts and key federal and state law regulations about emergency volunteers. The toolkit can be used as a resource for legal counsel regarding the deployment of volunteers during emergencies and for educational, training, and planning activities.
Behavioral health and emergency preparedness: Continuity of operations (COOP) - Minnesota Department of Health
On this web page, materials are provided to help behavioral health care providers develop COOP plans for pandemic influenza. A PowerPoint explains the basics of pandemic influenza and the details of planning, and a template can be used to guide providers through consideration of key points and work on critical issues to ensure preparedness for COOP in the event of a pandemic.
CDC crisis and emergency risk communication: CERC pandemic influenza training - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC offers this 1½-day training to anyone interested in developing influenza-specific messaging. Tabletop exercises and informative group discussions are part of the curriculum.
Coping with the emotional impact of public health emergencies: Helping yourself and others - New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
This brochure provides an overview of public health emergencies such as pandemic influenza, a description of the associated emotional challenges, and strategies for coping with anxiety and stress. A Spanish version and related video are also available at http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmhas/home/disaster/crisis/emotions.html.
Emotional well-being during pandemic flu - Kane County Mental Health Council
This pamphlet provides mental health information that can help individuals prepare for an influenza pandemic. It provides key points on how to maintain a positive outlook, where to seek reliable information, and where to look for additional mental health help.
Infectious diseases and social stigma - Medical and Health Science Journal
In this paper, researchers examine the relationship between stigma and infectious disease and explain the importance of stigma reduction for an effective response to an infectious disease outbreak. They also identify ways to shape policy in the future that may mitigate both social stigma and the impact of infectious disease outbreaks. [Citation: Williams, J., Gonzalez-Medina, D., & Le, Q. Medical and Health Science Journal. 2011; 7: 2-14.]
Influenza: Pandemic preparedness - World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO website provides documents to help guide national and international preparedness and response to pandemics. Also available in Japanese at:
Introduction to risk communication - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
This online training, developed by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Public Health Preparedness, provides information on how to best share disaster-related information with the public and how people process this type of information.
Mental health and behavioral guidelines for response to a pandemic flu outbreak - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (USUHS, CSTS)
The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress offers guidance on pandemic influenza mental health preparedness and response. The authors list the benefits of using mental health intervention planning tools such as risk and safety communication practices and Psychological First Aid.
Mental health support during and after a flu pandemic - San Luis Obispo County, Public Health Services
This fact sheet from the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Services stresses the importance of mental health support during an influenza pandemic, lists common stress reactions by age, provides tips on what can be done to help, and lists signs (e.g., disorientation, depression, anxiety, mental illness) that indicate that a person may need to be referred for mental health services.
Pandemic flu - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
At this part of its website, the NCTSN explains how pandemic flu is different from seasonal flu and lists tips for parents and other caregivers to prepare their families for pandemic flu, manage family stress in the event of a flu pandemic, and monitor themselves and their children for signs of the need for professional mental health support.
Pandemic flu search - National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC)
NPHIC offers a database of resources for communication about pandemic influenza. You can search for resources by audience, type of resource, language, and subjects. Resource types include social media, mobile apps, campaign materials, checklists, news, surveys, and toolkits. Audiences include first responders, public health professionals, providers, community-based organizations, mental health organizations, and several populations that may be especially vulnerable in the aftermath of disasters.
Pandemic influenza awareness program - State of New Jersey Department of Health
This free online course includes six modules, one of which is devoted to the emotional challenges of pandemic influenza. It is available in English and Spanish, and as a course with audio and video as well as documents, depending on user preference.
Pandemic influenza plan - Psychosocial services preparedness - Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services drafted this plan to help medical staff, first responders, and the general public understand the psychosocial aspects of an influenza pandemic. The plan includes tips for coping with emotional stress and strengthening resilience before, during, and after a pandemic.
Pandemic influenza risk management: WHO interim guidance - World Health Organization (WHO)
This guide provides information on risk assessment at the national level in response to an influenza pandemic. The document includes topics on the key principles of risk communication, national pandemic influenza risk assessment, and national pandemic influenza risk management.
Pandemic influenza: Quarantine, isolation and social distancing; Toolbox for public health and public behavioral health professionals - Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health
This resource provides information and checklists to help public health and behavioral health personnel support communities during quarantine, isolation, or social distancing. It introduces these measures, identifies their psychosocial effects, covers messaging to promote public well-being and health, and lists ways to reduce risks for public health and behavioral health staff. It was developed in 2010 by the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health, Disaster Planning and Response Program. [Authors: Havice-Cover, P. J., & Drennen, C.]
Pandemic preparedness and response - Lessons from the H1N1 Influenza of 2009 - New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
The author presents a comprehensive overview of the lessons learned from the global response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic and highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the response. The author also presents 15 recommendations developed by the World Health Organization Review Committee to improve response protocols. [Citation: Fineberg, H.V. New England Journal of Medicine. 2014; 370: 1335-1342. doi: 10.1056/NEJMra1208802]
Preparation for pandemic influenza in communities of faith - Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska
This tip sheet provides information on how communities of faith can prepare for and provide community support during an influenza pandemic.
Preparing for avian flu - American Psychological Association (APA)
This web page explains ways to reduce stress and anxiety about avian flu. Also available in Spanish at http://www.apa.org/centrodeapoyo/gripe-aviar.aspx
Public health preparedness - National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
NACCHO provides links to information and resources about advances in public health preparedness, pandemic influenza, public health preparedness law, and radiation preparedness.
Ready.gov: Pandemic - U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS, FEMA)
Ready.gov provides a pandemic checklist with the aim of presenting information on what to do before and during a pandemic outbreak.
State-by-state seasonal and pandemic flu resources - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS, CDC)
Through Flu.gov, CDC presents resources to help states, localities, and local entities to plan for pandemic influenza. The section about pandemic flu includes guides, checklists, and sample state plans to help states, counties, cities, and communities, as well as law enforcement, emergency medical services, and correctional facilities, to ensure that they are prepared for pandemic influenza.
The mental health system response to avian and pandemic influenza - New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
The authors of this PowerPoint presentation share information about the negative effects that a pandemic can have on the mental health of affected community members. The PowerPoint presents information on behavioral and emotional responses, grief and loss, and mental health planning and response.
Tips for managing "flu stress" - Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Connecticut Department of Children and Families
This fact sheet shares tips on reducing stress related to a pending or existing pandemic influenza. It also provides information on the flu, how to plan ahead and what to expect during a pandemic, and how individuals can protect themselves and their families.