Public Health Practices

Epidemiologic investigation leads to multilingual carbon monoxide poisoning prevention campaign

Connecticut held focus groups and developed multilingual educational materials on carbon monoxide poisoning prevention during power outages and winter storms.

Partnership with Civil Air Patrol allows winter transport of emergency medications to Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Michigan partnered with the Civil Air Patrol to be able to deliver antivirals and other supplies to the Upper Peninsula when roads are unsafe and/or when other partners are unavailable.

Connecticut emergency guide focuses on local hazards and enhanced communication to prepare and inform state residents

Connecticut developed an emergency preparedness guide that includes information on radiological emergencies, blizzards, and flash floods, among other issues.

Preparedness book creates central location for essential medical information of seniors and people with disabilities during emergencies

The READY BOOK allows at-risk individuals to document vital information for caregivers and medical professionals providing assistance during a winter storm or other emergency.

Multi-format communications program readies Spanish-speakers for emergencies

The Immigrant Emergency Communications Program uses community health workers and translated materials to promote awareness of carbon monoxide dangers during ice storms/power outages and other emergencies.

Resources about winter weather and carbon monoxide address preparedness needs of new immigrants

Health planners worked with community groups and translators to convey the dangers of carbon monoxide exposure to new immigrants experiencing winter power outages.

Mobile vaccination clinic reaches rural areas

A West Virginia health agency used a mobile H1N1 vaccination clinic to reach rural areas and/or when snowy roads made travel to clinics difficult.

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