Retrospective on the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic to Advance All Hazards Preparedness

An HHS Retrospective on the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic to Advance
All Hazards Preparedness

 

This report is intended to stimulate discussion within HHS, with other federal departments and across relevant organizations—both governmental and non-governmental—about how to build upon the successful elements of the response and concretely address areas that warrant improvement. Every function, activity, role, and area of responsibility involved in the response, no matter how successful, represents a potential area for improvement. It is important to keep a sense of balance in mind, in that even successes can be improved upon, and even areas identified for improvement often had positive attributes. Discussions, accompanied by careful analysis of scientific evidence, can inform concrete actions to improve pandemic and all-hazards preparedness. This report represents an early step in a multifaceted improvement process that will require continued participation by the public, and health and preparedness officials at all levels, both public and private.

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Resource Details

Authors:
US Department of Health & Human Services

Published:
June 2012

Length:
121 pages

Tags:
Infectious Disease
Lessons Identified
Pandemic
Planning

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Introduction

Surveillance

Mitigation Measures – Addressing Medical Needs

Mitigation measures – Community Mitigation

Mitigation Measures – Medical Countermeasures

Vaccination

Communication and Education

Cross-cutting Issues

Summary and Conclusions

References

Appendix: List of Acronyms

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