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2011 HCPHES Pandemic Influenza Planning Projects
2011 HCPHES Pandemic Influenza Planning Projects Community Engagement & Pandemic Care Fatality Parner Workshop  

2011 Community Engagement Meetings

Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services (HCPHES) held eight community engagement meetings to learn the public’s views on how they think scarce medical supplies should be distributed during a severe pandemic. The meetings were held at various locations across the county and were conducted in four languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and Vietnamese. The community members were invited to make their voice heard on important questions like:

  • If vaccines are in short supply, who should be vaccinated first?
  • If we have a limited amount of antiviral medications, who should get them?
  • If there aren’t enough ventilators (breathing machines), who should get them?

    2011 Community Engagement Documents

Agenda Participants English | Espaņol
Answers FLU English | Espaņol
Assumptions for Discussion English | Espaņol
Polling Questions – Antivirals English | Espaņol
Poling Questions – Vaccines English | Espaņol
Polling Questions – Ventilators English | Espaņol
Posttest Survey English |
Pretest Survey English |
Scenario Participants Ventilators English | Espaņol
Seasonal vs Pandemic English | Espaņol
Value Statements – Antiviral English | Espaņol
Value Statements – Vaccine English | Espaņol

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2011 Pandemic Mass Care/Mass Fatality Parner Workshop

On July 6-8, 2011, HCPHES hosted a planning workshop during which over 100 response partners came together to address the critical and complex problems related to mass care and mass casualties/mass fatalities during a severe influenza pandemic. Participants represented a wide-range of stakeholder groups including representatives from ambulatory service, hospital systems, traditional and non-traditional clinical surge, community services and volunteers, funeral and forensics, public health, public and private emergency management, and pre-hospital and fire. This multi-sector planning workshop identified strengths, strategies, gaps, and proposed solutions for many of the issues that are certain to arise as a result of a severe influenza pandemic or other large outbreak of a highly contagious, highly fatal respiratory disease.

Workshop Summary Steering Committee - Workshops Summary - Workshops Resources

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