Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions for Pandemic Influenza
Length: 20 minutes
This presentation by Emily Eidenier, MPH candidate, gives you an overview of non-pharmaceutical interventions for pandemic influenza.
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.
- Define Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs)
- Describe the rationale for NPIs
- Describe the benefits and consequences of NPIs
- List different types of NPIs
- Describe when to use NPIs
- Describe important considerations: Isolation, Quarantine, & Social Distancing
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|
|4) Describes the implications of policy options (e.g. health, fiscal, administrative, legal, ethical, social, political) (2: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills)|
|Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies|
|3.2. Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans.|
Cetron, M. (2007). Interim Pre-pandemic Planning Guidance: Community Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Mitigation in the United States--Early Targeted Layered Use Of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions and Pandemic Severity Index. CDC-Community Mitigation Strategy Team presentation: July 11, 2007.
CDC (2007). Community strategy for pandemic influenza mitigation. Available at: http:www.pandemicflu.gov/plan/community/commitigation.html#I Accessed on December 10, 2007.
Hatchett, Richard J. et al. (2007). Public health interventions and epidemic intensity during the 1918 influenza pandemic. PNAS 104(18): 7582-7587.
Harvard School of Public Health (2006). In the case of an outbreak of pandemic flu, large majority of Americans willing to make major changes in their lives. Available at: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/press/releases/press10262006.html Accessed on December 10, 2007.
Markel, H. et al. (2007). Non-pharmaceutical interventions implemented by US cities during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic. JAMA 298(6): 644-654.
US Department of Health and Human Services (2007). Nonpharmaceutical interventions during a human influenza pandemic. Available at: http://www.pandemicflu.gov/nonpharminterv.html. Accessed on December 10, 2007.
Author and Narrator:
Jennifer Horney, MPH
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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