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Pandemic Flu and Infectious Disease Prevention Resources

CDC's Pandemic Flu Website
"An influenza pandemic is a global outbreak of a new influenza A virus. Pandemics happen when new (novel) influenza A viruses emerge which are able to infect people easily and spread from person to person in an efficient and sustained way. The United States is NOT currently experiencing an influenza pandemic."

A virtual guide of the symptoms of Hepatitis C and how it affects the body
Hepatitis C is a viral disease that primarily causes inflammation of the liver, but the effects can be felt throughout the body. Hepatitis C is caused by a virus that is passed through contact with the blood of an infected person. The infection leads to inflammation of the liver.

Addressing the Social Determinants of Health Inequities Among Gay Men & Men Who Have Sex With Men
With support from the M·A·C AIDS Fund, TFAH undertook a literature review and convened a one-day consultation to consider strategies to mitigate the social determinants of health inequities among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM).† Invited participants included research scientists, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)‡ health service providers, public policy advocates, and federal officials.*

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--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.

Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal
A collection of articles relating to emerging infections worldwide.

HIV Prevention for Gay Men & Men Who Have Sex with Men: Development of a Comprehensive Policy Agenda
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.

Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security
Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security 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.

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.

NACCHO National Profile of Local Health Departments
NACCHO releases the National Profile of Local Health Departments report on its new Profile website, The most report demonstrates continued funding cuts across several programmatic areas at local health departments (LHDs), including emergency preparedness. Funding for emergency preparedness, particularly per capita funding, saw a significant drop in 2013, with LHDs reporting median per capita funding of $1.15 in 2013 compared to $2.07 per capita in 2010.

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.

National Partnership for Women & Families Paid Sick Days Website

The Infectious Diseases Society of America
The IDSA represents physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases.

The National Report Card on Protecting Children During Disasters,
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.

The Prevention Fund: A Matter of Life and Death ad version 1
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.

The Prevention Fund: A Matter of Life and Death ad version 2
Just 10 of the reasons why the Prevention Fund is deadly serious.

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.

Zika Prevention Resources
Social media posts, downloadable images, Congressional letters -- all focused on prevention & response.