The resources below provide information on how to help you protect yourself, your family, and your community in the event of an influenza pandemic. Please click on the links below to access specific resources, which include checklists, brochures, and posters.
"We recognize that preparedness is shared responsibility between federal, tribal, state, local governments, private organizations and individuals. We are doing our part to be as prepared as possible for the impact that this infectious disease could have on our country."
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Health and Human Services
INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES
"Individuals, families, businesses, government - we all
need to ask ourselves - Are we ready for a flu pandemic?
There is no better time to prepare than now. I ask you
to do this for yourself, your family and your community."
Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter
INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES:
PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS:
FAMILY EMERGENCY HEALTH INFORMATION SHEET:
SCHOOLS (K-12 & INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION) & CHILD CARE
"All of us involved in schools -- school leaders, teachers,
parents and students -- need to pitch in and do our part
to prevent the spread of this flu virus."
Secretary Arne Duncan
Department of Education
CHILD CARE & EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS:
K – 12 SCHOOLS:
INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION:
BUSINESSES & EMPLOYERS
"Businesses play a key role in protecting employees'
health and safety as well as limiting the negative
impact to the economy and society, whether in
regular flu season or during an outbreak of H1N1."
Secretary Gary Locke
Department of Commerce
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA) GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS:
OSHA GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYEES:
OTHER FEDERAL RESOURCES:
ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT:
HEALTH CARE WORKERS
"Each of us has an important role to play: educator,
vigilant clinician and responsible health partner."
Nancy Nielsen, MD
President, American Medical Association
HOSPITALS, CLINICS, MEDICAL OFFICES:
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS):
NEIGHBORHOODS AND COMMUNITIES
"By building resilient communities as a part of our ability or
preparedness approach, we can better minimize the
impact pandemic flu will have on all of us."
Executive Director, American Public Health Association
PEOPLE AT HIGH RISK
"H1H1 flu appears to be impacting a group of people who not
only aren't used to getting serious cases of the flu, but are not
used to getting flu shots. They are also people who get their
information in different ways and places than public health
information has traditionally been given out"
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Department of Health and Human Services
PEOPLE WITH ASTHMA:
PEOPLE WITH DIABETES:
PEOPLE WITH HIV INFECTION:
PEOPLE WITH HEART OR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE:
INFO FOR SPECIFIC GROUPS
"And most importantly we need everyone to get
informed about individual risk factors, and we
need everyone to take the common-sense steps
that we know can make a difference"
President Barack Obama
September 1, 2009
"The Obama Administration has been working
together across the government and will
continue to do so over the weeks and months
ahead to keep the American people safe."
Secretary Janet Napolitano
Department of Homeland Security
PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICTS
"As we are now observing, local health department
officials are taking appropriate steps in response to
the specific conditions in each of their communities.
Planning, training, and countless outbreaks of other
diseases since 2001 serve as preperation for this very
Executive Director Robert M. Pestronk
National Association of County and City Health Officials
IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT PANDEMIC INFLUENZA RESOURCES: