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Pandemic Influenza Planning Guides for Schools, Human Service Agencies, and Service Providers


Practical Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenza is a twelve page guide for schools, human service agencies, and service provider organizations concerned with continuity of operations planning for a pandemic influenza.  The guide begins with a brief self assessment of the organization’s readiness for a pandemic, and then identifies action steps in eight important areas, and provides materials needed for planning in each area.

Severe pandemics overwhelm health systems, disrupt schools and businesses, stress families and interfere with many other social routines. Public service agencies and private service providers like senior centers and home health care companies need to plan ahead for staff shortages, scarce supplies, and a spike in infected clients. Schools expect to face similar problems.

In this economy it is especially important for schools, agencies, and providers to stretch their limited resources as far as possible.  This guide highlights low cost actions that can be implemented quickly to help your organization continue to operate during a flu pandemic and return to normal operations as soon as possible.

Specific guides are available for schools and for human service organizations as workbooks in both printed and electronic formats.  Online versions are in development and will be available in Fall 2009.

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Pandemic Influenza Planning Guides for Schools, Human Service Agencies, and Service Providers