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Emergency Preparedness Resources

Friday, May 11, 2012
Family Readiness Guide

DHH Office of Public Health produced this guide to give Louisiana residents tips for keeping their families, coworkers and communities safe in the event of an emergency.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
For the Public

Emergency Preparedness resources for the general public to understand public health precautions against and response to disasters.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
What To Expect In A Special Needs Shelter

A guide for non-medical DHH Employees assigned to work in a Special Needs Shelter.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011
2011 Vaccination Pandemic Influenza Guidance

The Vaccination Annex of the Louisiana Pandemic Influenza Guidance describes the system that will be used to order, store, distribute, track and administer influenza vaccine during a pandemic. This Vaccination Guidance is an annex to several other plans and guidance documents in which the State of Louisiana has planned for an ¨Dall-hazards¡¬ mass distribution system for the receipt, storage, distribution, and dispensing of vaccinations/medications to the general public.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011
2011 Pandemic Influenza Containment and Mitigation

The Containment and Mitigation Annex directly addresses non-pharmaceutical intervention (NPI) strategies for an influenza pandemic in Louisiana. A variety of NPI have been used during past pandemics with varying degrees of success. Containment and mitigation strategies included in this Annex include isolation of ill individuals; self care / home care for ill individuals; policies and procedures for advising voluntary quarantine of household contacts to known or suspected cases, with monitoring; and social distancing practices within the school, workplace and community settings.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011
2011 Laboratory Pandemic Influenza Guidance

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Office of Public Health (OPH) has created this Pandemic Influenza Guidance as a comprehensive containment and treatment plan to assist in the control of an outbreak of a novel influenza virus, such as the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus (“swine flu”) or avian influenza.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011
2011 Infectious Disease Epidemiology Pandemic Influenza Guidance

This Infectious Disease Epidemiology (IDEpi) Pandemic Influenza Annex is designed to explain virologic epidemiology procedures, review investigative requirements for epidemiological surveillance in humans, components of veterinary surveillance, and communications regarding IDEpi findings. In order to support a coordinated approach, steps have been taken to ensure that IDEpi pandemic influenza plans are consistent with Federal, State, and local guidance, plans, and policies.