Mounting an effective emergency response to a public health threat, such as a pandemic influenza, is a common challenge of state and local public health agencies across the country. The PREPARE toolkit provides a brief tutorial on using quality improvement methods to build agency capabilities and public health emergency preparedness.
This overview of the results of a survey of adults age 18 and over on their receipt of the influenza vaccine will inform public health officials and other stakeholders on progress toward vaccinating adults prior to the end of the vaccination season.
This detailed data from a survey of adults age 18 and over on their receipt of the influenza vaccine will inform public health officials and other stakeholders on progress toward vaccinating adults prior to the end of the vaccination season.
Discusses the potential of community-based participatory research (CBPR) to reduce the burden of chronic health problems on poor and minority neighborhoods and describes three successful CBPR programs.
Discusses the benefits of linking epidemiological modeling with international health resource allocation decisions and examines experimental models of influenza outbreak and antiretroviral policy in India.
Coordination and communication among community partners-including health departments, emergency management agencies, and hospitals-are essential for effective pandemic influenza planning and response. As the nation's largest integrated health care system, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) could be a key component of community planning.
Comparing the costs and health value associated with alternative quality improvement efforts , this study employs expert panel methodology to elicit numerical estimates based on a 0 to 1 utility scale of the health benefit of usual treatment patterns for 2 medical conditions, depression and asthma.
Pharmaceutical regulations in 19 developed countries from 1992 to 2004 are analyzed for their affect on pharmaceutical revenues. There has been a trend toward increased regulation, and most regulations reduce pharmaceutical revenues significantly.
Provides a curricula that can be used to train hospital and clinic staff as well as department of mental health staff about how to prepare for and respond to the psychological consequences of large-scale disasters.
This research brief summarizes research that has identified the advantages and disadvantages of some approaches used to measure public health preparedness and suggested avenues for developing new preparedness tools.