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Pandemic Readiness and Response Toolkit [ Website ]
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The Pandemic Readiness and Response Toolkit was developed to empower communities to initiate a proper, measured response before an actual outbreak strikes the community. The Pandemic Readiness and Response toolkit was successfully used during the 2009-2010 H1N1 Pandemic by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department and regional partners. About The Toolkit: The Pandemic Readiness and Response toolkit provides: Sample Transitional Medical Model templates for the following jurisdictions - urban county, suburban county, rural county with a hospital, and rural county without a hospital. Also included are resources to develop tabletop and functional exercises that automatically create customized materials, specific to your jurisdiction. These resources will provide an agency with cost efficient, adaptable exercises they can use in preparing and exercising their Pandemic plan. This toolkit has been designed to support NACCHO’s Project Public Health Ready goals.

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Transitional Framework for Pandemic Readiness and Response (Website) 

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All disasters are local. It is incumbent on communities to prepare for and respond to any disaster that threatens it. However, infectious disease (ID) epidemic/pandemics can be catastrophic threats that often lack a well-defined beginning, middle or end. The actual spread of the disease may be so subtle that the opportunity may be missed to invoke an early response and implement containment strategies. Thus, it can quickly degrade a community’s healthcare infrastructure in advance of coordinated mitigation, preparation, and response activities. The Transitional Medical Model (TMM) was developed to empower communities to initiate a proper, measured response even before the actual outbreak has struck the community. During the 1918 pandemic, communities that delayed their response or shortened the duration of its counter-measures were condemned to a greater incidence of morbidity and mortality than more progressive communities. The hypothesis is that if a community’s TMM plan is robust, the severity of the outbreak can be mitigated. The TMM was successfully used during the 2009-2010 H1N1 Pandemic by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department and regional partners. About The Toolkit The Transitional Framework for Pandemic Readiness and Response toolkit provides: Sample Transitional Medical Model templates for the following jurisdictions: urban county, suburban county, rural county with a hospital, and rural county without a hospital. Resources to develop a tabletop exercise that includes an internal and external evaluation section. Resources to develop a functional exercise that includes an internal and external evaluation section. These resources will provide an agency with cost efficient adaptable exercises that they can use in preparing and exercising their Transitional Medical Model. This toolkit has been designed to support NACCHO’s Project Public Health Ready goals.


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Author: Toledo-Lucas County Advanced Practice Center
Related Topics: Pandemic Influenza Preparedness
Suggested Audiences: Business/Community/Civic leaders, Environmental health professionals, Epidemiologists, Law Enforcement (police/state/FBI, etc.), Nurses (public health nurse), Health officials, Laboratory professionals, Physicians/Clinicians, Pharmacist, Planners, Policy makers/analysts, Rural Public Health Professionals
Product PHEP Capabilities: Capability 1: Community Preparedness, Capability 3: Emergency Operations Coordination, Capability 6: Information Sharing, Capability 7: Mass Care, Capability 10: Medical Surge, Capability 11: Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions

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