Business Continuity During a Flu Pandemic
Length: 20 minutes
This presentation by Emily Eidner, MPH-candidate and David Bergmire-Sweat, MPH, gives you an overview of continuity of operations during an influenza pandemic, focusing specifically on business continuity and public health concerns.
These learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness. These modules are created by faculty and guest lecturers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
- Describe the unique characteristics of continuity planning for a pandemic
- Identify key components of business continuity plan
- Describe steps public health agencies can take now to prepare for pandemic influenza
Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed
This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions as noted below. (Please note: The following training does not provide comprehensive or in-depth treatment of specified competencies or capability functions, it provides basic knowledge of the competencies or capability functions listed below.)
|Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals|
|5) Uses decision analysis for policy development and program planning (2: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills)|
|7) Develops a plan to implement policies and programs (2: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills)|
|4) Analyzes internal and external problems that may affect the delivery of Essential Public Health Services (8: Leadership & Systems Thinking Skills)|
|8) Modifies organizational practices in consideration of changes in the public health system, and the larger social, political, and economic environment (8: Leadership & Systems Thinking Skills)|
|Public Health Preparedness Capabilities|
|Capability 3, Function 4: Manage and sustain the public health response|
|Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies|
|3.2. Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans.|
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Glendale, Ohio Job Action Sheet. Available from: www.glendaleohio.org/JobActionSheets.pdf. Accessed October 10, 2007 North Carolina State University "Major Incident Flow Chart". Available from: www.ncsu.edu/ehs/BCP/Incident_flow. Accessed October 10, 2007.
Oil Spill Training (OST) Exercises. Available from: www.oilspilltraining.com/training/exercises.asp. Accessed October 10, 2007.
Ready Business" Sample Emergency Plan. Available from: http://www.ready.gov/america/_downloads/sampleplan.pdf. Accessed December 2, 2007.
United States Department of Health and Human Services "Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist". Available from: http://www.pandemicflu.gov/plan/pdf/businesschecklist.pdf. Accessed December 2, 2007
North Carolina Pandemic Influenza Plan. "Continuity of Operations Guidance for Businesses ". Available from: http://www.epi.state.nc.us/epi/gcdc/pandemic/AppendixS1_2007.pdf. Accessed December 2, 2007
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Pan Flu Preparedness Website. Available from: http://www.ncpanflu.gov/. Accessed December 2, 2007
Author and Narrator:
The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose.
Continuing Education Credit:
The UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness offers the following continuing education credit/s on this training. Eligibility for all continuing education credit is determined on an annual basis.
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