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Pandemic Flu Resources

PowerPoint Trainings| Online Training Modules | Avian and Pandemic Influenza Symposium Series | Other Resources | For More Information

In previous years, UNC CPHP staff have worked with partners all over North Carolina. Our "quick-strike" assessment of knowledge and intent to receive influenza vaccine provided actionable information to North Carolina state and local health departments and was published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

In addition, UNC CPHP pandemic influenza staff were assigned to specified regions throughout the state of North Carolina to provide technical assistance to local health departments in revising pandemic influenza plans in light of changes due to H1N1. UNC CPHP staff also worked to develop guidance and tools for local health departments addressing the impact of an influenza pandemic on their continuity of operations or "COOP" plans.

Below are links to various resources related to pandemic influenza, including PowerPoint trainings, online training modules, resources from the Avian and Pandemic Influenza Symposium Series, and other helpful materials.

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PowerPoint Trainings

Seasonal, Avian, and Pandemic Influenza Training Course
This training course is designed for public health workers who may be involved in a pandemic influenza response. All 11 PowerPoint modules and 2 case studies are available.

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Online Training Modules

These free online training modules from UNC CPHP are self paced and range from 30 to 60 minutes in length. Registration is required. CEU credits are available.

Overview of the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic
This presentation by Richard Rosselli, MPH, CPH, gives you an overview of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza events.

ABC's of Pandemic Influenza
This presentation by Richard Rosselli, MPH, gives you an overview of pandemic influenza, its history, the current risk of a pandemic and what can be done to contain it.

Avian Influenza
This presentation on avian influenza by Aaron Wendelboe, PhD, MSPH, helps the viewer to understand 1) how avian influenza is a threat to the public's health, 2) what avian influenza is and how it relates to human influenza, and 3) the epidemiology and transmissibility of avian influenza.

Business Continuity During a Flu Pandemic
This presentation by Emily Eidenier, MPH-candidate, and David Bergmire-Sweat, MPH, gives an overview of continuity of operations during an influenza pandemic, focusing specifically on business continuity and public health concerns.

Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions for Pandemic Influenza
This presentation by Emily Eidenier, MPH candidate, gives an overview of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI) for pandemic influenza, including the rationale for NPIs, benefits and consequences of NPIs, different types of NPIs, when to use NPIs, and important considerations of isolation, quarantine, and social distancing.

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness for Local Health Departments
This series of 9 modules includes pandemic influenza planning, command and control, surveillance, antivirals, vaccines, community containment, vulnerable populations, and crisis and emergency risk communication.

Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: Focus on Local Preparedness
This presentation by Dr. David Weber, MD, MPH, MHA, Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gives an overview of preparations for an influenza pandemic, with a focus on local preparedness. This is a three-part series with presentations broken into 30 minute segments.

Self-Care for Disaster Responders
This presentation is part of the North Carolina Disaster Response Network Training series and builds awareness of the importance of self-care and basic self-care principles for a disaster responder.

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Avian and Pandemic Influenza Symposium Series

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Various avian and pandemic influenza lectures were developed as part of the 2006 - 2008 Symposium Series on Public Health Preparedness. These trainings cover several topics specific to pandemic influenza preparedness measures including veterinary perspectives, ethical considerations, mental health preparedness, local preparedness, non-pharmacological interventions, outpatient center preparedness, risk communication, and more. View these slide presentations here.

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Other Resources

Information on Avian Influenza from the CDC
This web page provides background information about avian influenza, including recent outbreaks, the viruses, and the risk to human health.

Information on Pandemic Influenza from the CDC
This web page provides background information about pandemics, the national pandemic flu plan, and answers to many questions about pandemic flu.

NC Pandemic Influenza Plan
North Carolina's pandemic influenza plan developed by the Division of Public Health in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Avian Influenza Information from the World Health Organization
WHO is coordinating the global response to human cases of avian influenza and monitoring the corresponding threat of an influenza pandemic. Information on this page tracks the evolving situation and provides access to both technical guidelines and information useful for the general public.

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More Information

UNC CPHP offers numerous resources in the area of pandemic and avian influenza. We also work with health agencies at the local, state, national and international level on influenza planning and training. For more information about UNC CPHP's pandemic flu resources please contact cphp@unc.edu or call 919-843-5561.

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