Georgia Division of Public Health

Submitted Practices

Young Artists Foster H1N1 Awareness

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) designed an art contest as part of its Roll Up Your Sleeve campaign, aimed at educating the public about H1N1 flu. The Shoo-Flu-Shoo art contest and resulting calendar was a tool DCH used to engage children in flu prevention and increase awareness among families.

Pandemic Influenza Planning Kit for Community Organizations

The Planning Kit provides a pandemic preparedness framework for community, social service, and faith-based organizations. The materials contain information on adult social distancing, home care, preventive behaviors, and organizational pandemic plan development. Since this draft was written fairly recently, it reflects the CDC's interim community disease mitigation guidelines and use of the pandemic severity index.

Pandemic Influenza Planning Kit for Outpatient Providers

The Pandemic Influenza Planning Kit for Outpatient Providers is a clear and concise guide that nicely summarizes key information. The materials represent an integration of trusted and useful resources that are potentially useful for enhancing surge capacity at the local level. Although the planning kit does not provide tools to begin a plan or integrate plans across sectors, it provides a systematic framework for health care workers to extend planning within an organized context.

Pandemic Influenza Planning Kit for Schools

The Planning Kit for Schools has the potential to increase pandemic influenza awareness, assist schools in maintaining continuity of education, and serve as a resource for the greater community. The kit carefully describes tangible steps that schools can take to plan for a pandemic, and the templates require organizations to identify specific school personnel as part of an incident command structure.

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