Memoranda of Understanding have been developed and signed between internal university departments related to the use of facilities for Point of Dispensing (POD) sites. These departments are: Health Center, Environmental Health & Public Safety Department, Physical Facilities Department, Vice President of Student Services, and Recreation Sports Center.
A memorandum has been developed and signed between Purdue University and the Tippecanoe County Health Department that allocates responsibility between the Health Department and the University for activities related to the prophylaxis of students, employees, dependents, and others according to eligibility guidelines as determined by the health department in the event of a public health emergency.
The Oklahoma Department of Health developed a Push Partner Program in response to Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21, which asked all communities to be prepared to provide prophylaxis to their entire population within 48 hours. The "push" strategy involves distributing medications to partner agencies, which then dispense the medications to their employees, employees' family members, and the agencies' clients.
An Idaho health district worked with community-based organizations to create a thorough Memorandum of Understanding for outlining technical assistance and emergency communication to at-risk populations.
A Nevada health department established a potential Memorandum of Understanding with resorts in the Las Vegas region for distribution of Strategic National Stockpile medications in the event of a public health emergency. The MOU template provides an avenue of collaboration between local public health and private resorts or casinos in which resort employees and citizens needing treatment all benefit from this agreement.
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. The papers address issues such as how to identify unattended remains; prioritize Medical Examiner/Coroner services; expedite processing of remains; recruit volunteers and vehicles to transport remains; and process death certificates.
Tennessee Department of Health - Mid-Cumberland Region
The Extended Childcare materials provide a process through which state employees could contract childcare services if they are required to respond to an emergency. This practice may be seen as an all-hazards approach to recognizing and assessing childcare availability as a potential barrier to HCWs' willingness to work during a pandemic.
This practice contains materials that formed the basis of a community outreach project among 22 American Indian tribes in New Mexico. These materials include a PowerPoint presentation that was used to give tribal members talking points about pandemic influenza and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Health Department and an unspecified tribe. Tribal preparedness is a significant component of overall preparedness, especially in the American Southwest and Plains states.
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