If you are interested in tracking health alerts from around the world, check out the HEALTHmap from the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program at Harvard.
Here’s a link to the pdf version of the March 30, 2007 issue of Inside UVA. On the right hand column of the front page is a nice article about pandemic planning at the University of Virginia.
Here’s a link to a regional pandemic flu conference that was held last year at the Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington.
This three-part talk addresses how Harborview Medical Center is working together with the hospitals in Seattle, King County, and King County Public Health to create an emergency health care coalition – of hospitals, pandemic flu planning and emergency preparedness, and the biology of pandemic influenza – and what we have learned from it in the past.
Johnese Spisso, chief operating officer, Harborview Medical Center
Chris Martin, administrative director, Emergency Services, Harborview Medical Center
Timothy Dellit, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Medical Director, Antibiotic Management Program, Harborview Medical Center
CIDRAP is out of the University of Minnesota with a mission to “prevent illness and death from infectious diseases through epidemiologic research and the rapid translation of scientific information into real-world practical applications and solutions.” It’s a great site for finding pandemic influenza information.
Click here for a link to the RAND Pandemic Influenza Tabletop Exercise Template. It is customizable, so you can use it to see what a possible pandemic situation would like like for your area.
If you look through the latest pandemic preparedness report from the CDC (link to report in posting below), you’ll see that the new pandemic warning system is in categories, similar to hurricane warnings. To read about the new warning system, click here for an article in today’s San Francisco Chronicle.