Pandemic Flu Toolkits
Pandemic flu toolkits helping to build partnerships with the international community
Preparing for a public health crisis like pandemic flu requires not only training health care providers, but also a more widespread education effort. Cooperation on a global and community level is essential to the success of preparedness programs.
In an effort to reach and engage businesses and community leaders, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) partners with government agencies and the international community to develop customized health emergency preparedness education and training.
For the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, ORISE is developing training materials to prepare the international community to respond to an influenza pandemic. The Pandemic Influenza Community Mitigation Measures and Business Continuity Planning Training toolkits support train-the-trainer workshops that have been presented to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and other nations around the world.
By developing training toolkits and providing evaluations, ORISE is helping the CDC build international partnerships and spread health diplomacy with external health communication and technical training participants (e.g., government ministries of health and commerce, media partners and community health and business leaders).
The workshops deliver high-impact training materials, based on guidance from the CDC, the World Health Organization and others. To date, more than 240 participants have been trained from 50 countries.