Public Health Practices

Toolkit encourages health departments to engage pharmacies in all-hazards preparedness and response

A partnership between Maryland and Florida counties created a toolkit for engaging pharmacists in preparedness.

H1N1 Public Service Announcements in American Sign Language

A set of video public service announcements in American Sign Language (ASL) describe essential information for preventing and treating H1N1 influenza. The videos include an overview of H1N1 and address signs and symptoms, transmission, illness prevention, medications, how to care for someone who is sick, the seriousness of the virus, and an update on CDC's activities. A brief video from Health Information Translations complements the information by providing basic hand washing tips in ASL.

Linking home care and public health

The Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center developed a toolkit to train home health providers in emergency response.

Emergency preparedness training curriculum for Latino Promoters

A train-the-trainer program enables community health workers, or promotores, to bring emergency preparedness information to Maryland's Latina/o community.

Communications campaign and toolkit provide preparedness resources for individuals and organizations

Flip-charts, posters, and brochures provide all-hazards preparedness information in Chinese, Farsi, French, Khmer, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Emergency preparedness checklist for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and group homes

The Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center developed an interactive tool for emergency continuity planning in nursing and group homes.

Emergency preparedness checklist for case management and home care services

The Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center developed emergency continuity of operations tools for home care providers.

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Toolkit equips places of worship with planning and response resources

Strengthening the Strengtheners: A Toolkit in Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response for Congregations offers multiple resources and addresses emotional distress and coping.

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Emergency response planning for child care providers

A guidebook gives child care providers the knowledge and tools to establish an emergency response plan for their program and help children cope with trauma.

Stay At Home Toolkit for Influenza

Montgomery County's Advanced Practice Center has published a toolkit to help people manage influenza at home. This simple toolkit represents an effort to orient the public to that reality and provide some helpful guidelines on home care. The overall structure and concept behind the toolkit are worthy of highlighting. It includes sections on preventing the spread, covering one's cough, general health, and more detailed items such as a disinfection formula and a personal care log.

7 Weeks to Preparedness

Ready? Set? Good! is a communications campaign that encourages personal emergency preparedness through use and storage of a radio, flashlight, and water. Baltimore extended the campaign into a program titled "Caring about Preparing-7 Weeks to 72 Hour Kit," which offers step-by-step guidelines on preparedness activities and items to obtain over the course of 7 weeks. Both of these practices may be applicable to the all-hazards communications needs of state and local health departments.

Ready? Set? Good

Ready? Set? Good! is a communications campaign that encourages personal emergency preparedness through use and storage of a radio, flashlight, and water. Baltimore extended the campaign into a program titled "Caring about Preparing-7 Weeks to 72 Hour Kit ," which offers step-by-step guidelines on preparedness activities and items to obtain over the course of 7 weeks. Both of these practices may be applicable to the all-hazards communications needs of state and local health departments

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