Public Health Practices

West Virginia develops participatory, data-based health risk assessment

The West Virginia Center for Threat Preparedness developed a county health risk assessment toolkit that gave local jurisdictions the resources they needed to involve communities in risk data collection and analysis.

Program for veterans with dementia increases disaster preparedness in home-based care setting

A multidisciplinary group developed a disaster preparedness program for veterans with dementia and their caregivers.

Local health departments and community organizations work with paramedics to provide flu vaccine to homebound individuals

Oregon counties worked with paramedics to bring H1N1 vaccine to homebound people and people with disabilities.

Use of H1N1 funding to contract with advocacy groups and CBOs

Arizona's Maricopa County expanded existing outreach activities to get key messages about influenza to hard-to-reach communities.

Community Action Partnership/Area Agency on Aging MOA

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.

The Prepared Community Initiative

Planners in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, developed a phased project to train community organizations in assessing and providing outreach to at-risk populations.

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 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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