Continuing Education course by CDC and the Joint Commission: "Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing in Ambulatory Settings." This course is intended for physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses in ambulatory settings and medical office staff that collect respiratory specimens or perform rapid influenza diagnostic testing. Four 30-minute topic-specific modules are available that offer .5 CE credits each.
National Inventory of Core Capabilities for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response [560 KB, 125 pages]
May 2010 The National Inventory of Core Capabilities for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response (National Inventory) has been used in more than 40 countries to document select capabilities at a single point in time, and determine progress toward enhanced preparedness over time. For each of the 12 capabilities included in the National Inventory, key indicators address the coverage, timeliness, or quality of specific public health functions. The tool complements WHO guidelines by providing information to guide ongoing investment in preparedness and response; inform strategic and program planning across pandemic phases; and review logistic and operational needs, and address deficiencies according to available resources (also available en Español [910 KB, 125 pages]
and en Français [998 KB, 125 pages]
Webcast: Avian Influenza: State, National & Worldwide Response September 8, 2005 Addresses the impact of a flu pandemic on public health organizations & communities & how to plan responses. Provided (in collaboration with CDC) by the Center for Public Health Preparedness at the University at Albany School of Public Health.
Online Course: Preparedness & Community Response to Pandemics 2005 Continuing Education course for public health professionals & community responders. Explores the epidemiology, historical context, & response efforts related to both seasonal & worldwide flu outbreaks. Provided (in collaboration with CDC) by the Center for Public Health Preparedness at the University at Albany School of Public Health.