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[ HostedVideo, PDF ]

Help businesses, government agencies, and community-based organizations in your jurisdiction with pandemic flu planning efforts.

This 20-minute video profiles leaders from a variety of organizations as they prepare for the consequences of an influenza pandemic.

Seattle & King County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ CD ]
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department Advanced Practice Center created The Emergency Dark Site Toolkit: A Toolkit on How to Build, Use and Maintain an Emergency Dark Site for Public Health Emergencies. This toolkit is intended to serve local health departments in setting up a public health department emergency dark site -- a static Web page used to post critical public health emergency messages when a server goes down. The Santa Clara County APC, in conjunction with Stanford University and Google, tested their newly created Dark Site during the April 2009 H1N1 outbreak. Due to an overwhelming number of web hits, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department's server went down, resulting in the activation of their Dark Site. When the site was activated, the Public Information Officer had a new tool to manage the public demand for H1N1 information. The Emergency Dark Site Toolkit: A Toolkit on How to Build, Use and Maintain an Emergency Dark Site for Public Health Emergencies includes step-by-step instructions to build your own emergency dark site for public health emergencies. Insert the CD into your computer or download the program and follow the interactive menus to view the simple instructions.
Santa Clara County Advanced Practice Center
 

[ Word ]

This “Best Practices Resource Guide” will help public health agencies develop and implement special policies and procedures during an emergency. Please note that this tool is currently being revised and a new version will be released in 2012.

Dekalb County Board of Health Advanced Practice Center, revised by the Multnomah County Advanced Practice Center
 

[ Website ]

Effective communication with the public during an emergency is vital to protect the community's health. This module provides an overview of how to plan for an emergency, create effective messages, and interact with the media and community in times of crisis.

Seattle-King County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ Website ]
Designed for use with the Food Safety & Security Self-Audit Checklist, this picture guide and poster set—English and Spanish—clarifies best practices for comprehensive food protection that includes food security and emergency preparedness. This resource is useful for staff training and in situations where literacy or language barriers exist.
Twin Cities Metro Advanced Practice Center
 
[ HostedVideo ]

Marta the Planner is an educational video on the Plan to Be Safe Campaign that encourages individuals to plan and prepare for an emergency, and should be used in conjunction with the Plan to Be Safe Campaign materials. The CD-ROM includes closed captioning for the hearing impaired, with universal preparedness messages for all localities and regions.

Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center
 

[ PDF, Website ]

Every community is made up of diverse groups of residents with varied and sometimes complex everyday needs. Is your community prepared to handle those needs so that no resident is left behind? Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable Populations: Equity in Emergency Preparedness is a web toolkit that will help you organize, communicate and connect with your community.

Seattle & King County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ PDF ]

No Ordinary Flu is a comic that illustrates a compelling story through the eyes of a survivor of the 1918 pandemic. The comic connects the audience to the present-day threat, communicating crucial preparedness messages to limited-English-proficient, non-English-proficient, and low-literacy groups.

Seattle & King County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ PDF ]
The Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center has developed an educational tool that promotes preparing a disaster kit with at least 9 items. The toolkit includes the following items: Poster; Take-away brochure; and Tri-fold brochure. In addition to emphasizing the 9-item disaster kit, the materials also introduce a three-step disaster plan, which includes: Starting a conversation; Making a plan; and Making a kit. Each product within the toolkit is available in a downloadable format that will allow for individual customization.
Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center
 

[ CD ]
The Preparar Su Negocio Para Emergencias Naturales y Causadas por el Hombre tool is a Spanish translation of APC’s Preparing Your Business for Emergencies, Natural & Man-Made Disasters CD toolkit, developed in 2006. The original product was developed to guide business decision-makers through the planning process in preparing for emergencies and disasters. Completed in September 2010 and available at no cost to NACCHO members, the translated product reflects the need to address preparedness planning among small to mid-size businesses in the Latino community, a vulnerable population. This tool uses best practices identified to assist local Latino businesses in preparedness planning. It provides a guideline for the management of actions and operations required to respond to an emergency or disaster. The tool offers information on actions to be taken, key resources required, and procedures to be followed. The benefits of using this product for preparedness planning are to reduce the impact of disasters, prevent injury, and facilitate business continuity. Specific topics covered include developing an emergency plan, evacuation procedures, shelter-in-place training, recovery locations, communications, preparing for specific disasters, computer and data security, personal preparedness at home and work, decision-making in a disaster, and volunteer opportunities. All of these topics are translated into Spanish. Hispanic business owners can use the resources on this product “as is” or customize them for their unique needs. Users can complete a self-assessment before they start reviewing the various topics on the CD. This self-assessment allows them to determine areas that may require further information and review. Users can select relevant topics and even complete and print out forms and planning guides that may help better prepare their business for disasters and emergencies. The product requires no special training or computer equipment other than the availability of a CD drive or access to the Internet.
Tarrant County Advanced Practice Center
 

[ PDF, Word ]
The customizable Pandemic Flu Pocket Guide outlines what the public should know about pan flu. This easy-to-carry guide folds to wallet size. It describes the distinctions between seasonal flu and pandemic flu; provides information on what to expect during a pandemic event; and explains how to control the spread of disease. It can be customized with local emergency broadcast information local emergency resource listings and personal contact numbers. It is also available in most languages that can be customized to your area. This tool was developed by Santa Clara County Public Health Department with the assistance of Worldways Social Marketing. A Web sample of the Santa Clara County Pocket Guide is available here. To create a Pocket Guide customized for your area, contact Worldways Social Marketing at 303.779.3004 ext. 3517.
Santa Clara County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ PDF, Word ]
This tool kit identifies techniques for conducting pre-event public education activities, as well as strategies for pre-event and event risk communication planning. The tool kit is organized into three sections: Plan, Prepare and Perform. Each section includes Santa Clara County Public Health Department insights, key tactics, lessons learned and tools when communicating to the public during a health or medical emergency event.
Santa Clara County Advanced Practice Center, revised by the Toledo-Lucas County Advanced Practice Center
 

[ Website, Podcast ]
Risk Communicating Resources for Rural Areas is a toolkit to help rural public health clinics communicate their message to the community during an emergency or disaster. The goal of this tool is to put comprehensive, accessible, and ready-to-use materials in the hands of local health departments. The tool contains information on the following topics: Communicating during a natural event Communicating during a biological event Communicating during a chemical event Communicating during a radiological event Communicating during a mass vaccination/medical event How to have a Joint Information Center in your community Non-traditional ways to communicate
Ware County Board of Health -- APC Mini Site
 
[ Word, PowerPoint, PDF ]
Speak First: Communicating Effectively in Times of Crisis and Uncertainty is a proven, practical training for building the skills to delivering first messages in the early hours of a crisis. Learn what you need to know, how to sharpen your skills, and how to teach others how to master these best practices. This training was designed for two types of users: (1) Trainers who will be teaching Speak First skills to others; (2) Self-directed individuals and group learners. Those who will benefit from acquiring these skills include anyone who may have to speak to the public during a crisis. This could include public health directors, communication specialists, receptionists, on-scene responders, call center operators, elected officials, and others.
Seattle & King County Advanced Practice Center
 

[ Website ]
This tool focuses on infection control measures clinics and office settings can take to prevent the spread of germs, including influenza. It was developed to engage the medical community in pandemic flu preparedness. It has been reviewed by infection control professionals as well as those who work in offices and medical clinics. It includes office and clinic information, patient education materials and an audio slide presentation on infection control measures. It is available in CD-ROM format and materials are customizable for your local health department.
Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center