Florida Department of Health

Submitted Practices

Community reception center exercise tests Florida's radiological screening and decontamination process

Florida held an exercise to test skills related to radiological response, including screening, dosimetry, decontamination, and medical triage.

Florida uses dark site templates to prepare for internal and public communication during disasters

Florida created offline, customizable Web pages that allow communications staff to distribute fast, accurate information during an emergency.

Florida's virtual JIC creates a safe and effective work environment for communications responders

A virtual Joint Information Center (JIC) helps Florida keep agency staff safe as they keep the public informed of emergency events and precautions.

Rumor investigation process helped Florida prioritize communication response, conserve resources during Deepwater Horizon disaster

Florida developed a process to plan communications based on their monitoring of circulating information about the Deepwater Horizon oil spil.

Media monitoring process informs recommendations for public communications during H1N1

Florida developed a targeted process to monitor H1N1-related news and opinion, a practice that informed the direction of their communication plan.

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