Pandemic Flu and Infectious Disease Prevention Resources
It's Not Flu As Usual - What Businesses Need to Know About Pandemic Flu Planning
Community Transformation Grants, one major initiative funded under the Prevention and Public Health Fund, are targeted at addressing the leading causes of chronic diseases to improve the health of Americans and reduce health care costs over the long term. The investments being made are critical to make sure people can take personal responsibility for their health care, outside of the doctor’s office, and allow individual communities to address their greatest health needs. CTGs will benefit more than one in three Americans, approximately 145 million people.
It's Not Flu As Usual: What Faith-Based and Community Organizations Need to Know About Pandemic Flu
Half of Americans could be obese By 2030...or we could invest in the Prevention Fund. An analysis conducted by the National Heart Forum, based on a peer-reviewed model published last year in The Lancet, estimates that that 50 percent of Americans are on track to be obese in the next 20 years.1 Obesity could even top 60 percent in 13 states. Right now, 36 percent of Americans are obese.
The President released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (National Strategy) in July 2010 with an aim to reduce new HIV infections, increase access to care for people living with HIV and to reduce HIV-related health disparities in the United States. Although the National Strategy identified several priority populations, the document specifically cited CDC surveillance data that reported that gay and bisexual men are the only population in the U.S. where new cases of HIV are rising. In response, amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research and the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), supported by funding from the M∙A∙C AIDS FUND, convened a meeting of experts on October 26, 2010, to: • Develop a comprehensive public policy agenda to more effectively prevent HIV transmission among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM). • Engage HIV/AIDS and gay health advocates to re-think and improve current methods of prevention. • Provide guidance to decision-makers on how to formulate the most effective HIV prevention strategy.
It's Not Flu As Usual: What Individuals and Families Need to Know About Pandemic Flu
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Security and Emergency Preparedness Department released It’s Not Flu as Usual: An H1N1 Business Preparedness Guide to provide businesses with suggestions on how to keep employees healthy and maintain business operations during the upcoming flu season.
A Major Gap in More than Half of the States' Disaster Preparedness Regulations for Child Care Facilities Puts Many Vulnerable Children at Risk, Save the Children Reports. Called "The National Report Card on Protecting Children During Disasters," the report assesses all 50 states and the District of Columbia on four basic disaster preparedness and safety standards for children in child care and at school. Three of the standards focus on child care facilities and the fourth is for schools.
Prevention saves lives, reduces health care costs, and makes the country a healthier, more productive place. More than half of Americans live with at least one serious preventable health condition, like diabetes or heart disease, which forces taxpayers to spend billions of dollars a year on health care. And, today’s children are in danger of becoming the first generation in American history to live shorter, less healthy lives than their parents. The Prevention and Public Health Fund enables communities around the country to invest in proven strategies to improve health. That’s why the Fund has the support of more than 760 national, state and local organizations.
Shouldn’t America try to prevent diseases, instead of just treating people after they’re already sick, and it’s often too late? Just three of the reasons why the Prevention Fund is deadly serious.
Just 10 of the reasons why the Prevention Fund is deadly serious.
Center for Bio Security
The Center for Biosecurity is an independent, nonprofit organization of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The Center works to affect policy and practice in ways that lessen the illness, death, and civil disruption that would follow large-scale epidemics, whether they occur naturally or result from the use of a biological weapon.
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
Part of the Academic Health Center at the University of Minnesota, CIDRAP fosters the adoption of science-based best practices in public health and conducts original interdisciplinary research.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention--International Emerging Infections Program
The International Emerging Infections Program is the core of the CDC's Global Disease Detection Program. The program's goals are to identify, as well as rapidly respond to emerging infections around the world.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention--National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases
The National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases protects global populations from emerging infectious diseases through surveillance, research, and prevention.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention--West Nile Virus
The Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases includes information with surveillance, statistics and control of west nile virus. The website also includes a map reflecting West Nile Virus activity in the United States.
Coordinating and Integrating Community Prevention, Public Health, and Primary Care: Building an Inventory of Evidence and Developing the Business Case
Over the last several years, a growing consensus has emerged that our health system, to succeed, must commit to an approach that incorporates what has become known as the triple aim: improving the individual experience of care; improving the health of populations; and reducing the per capita costs of care for populations. Through implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and through experiments generated in communities across the nation, policy makers, health systems, and public health officials are all struggling with how to define each element of the triple aim, including what it means to – and how we should go about – improving the health of populations. To that end, the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), with support from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The California Endowment and the Kresge Foundation, held a convening with key stakeholders designed to move from anecdote to evidence in order to build the business case for integrating and coordinating primary care, public health and community prevention – with the goal of improving population health and reducing health care costs.
Department of Defense--Global Emerging Infections System
The Department of Defense GEIS was established in response to Presidential Decision Directive NSTC-7, in 1996. In the directive, the President stated that the mission of the DoD will be expanded to include the support of global surveillance, training, research, and response to emerging infectious disease threats.
Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal
A collection of articles relating to emerging infections worldwide.
Flu Wiki Forum
An online collaboration that allows anyone (including you) to edit any page on the website. The purpose of the Flu Wiki is to help local communities prepare for and perhaps eventually cope with a possible influenza pandemic.
Health Care Flu Brochure
It's Not Flu As Usual: What Health Care Professionals Need to Know About Pandemic Flu
Local Health Departments in the News
“Local Health Departments in the News”, a first-ever, ongoing, publicly-available collection of news stories about public health issues facing communities across the nation. News clips are searchable by state or in the following subject areas: budget cuts, County Health Rankings, H1N1, good news and more.
National Association of County and City Health Officials
NACCHO supports efforts that protect and improve the health of all people and all communities by promoting national policy, developing resources and programs, seeking health equity, and supporting effective local public health practice and systems.
National Institutes of Health--National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
NIAID works to develop comprehensive programs aimed at controlling antimicrobial (drug) resistance.
No es la gripe de siempre
Que necesitan saber las organizaciones comunitarias y basadas en la fe sobre la gripe pandemica
The federal government's official website on pandemic flu preparedness, with links to activities at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and across the federal government. Includes links to state plans.
The Infectious Diseases Society of America
The IDSA represents physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases.
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
Since its founding in 1969, USAMRIID has developed medical solutions--vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, and information--to protect service members from biological threats.
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
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