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Podcast interviews, AMA/CDC Second National Congress on Health System Readiness (July 18-20, 2007)

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U.S. Health and Human Services Pandemic Planning Update #4 July 18, 2007

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National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Implementation Plan One Year Summary and press conference July 17,2007

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Saving Lives in the Next Pandemic Stanford University Student Project to Improve Communication and Increase Resilience in the next flu pandemic.

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With the Public’s Knowledge, We Can Make Sheltering in Place Possible (Report and Policy Implications of Shelter-in-Place Findings) [743 KB .pdf] from Center for the Advancement of Collaborative Strategies in Health. Redefining readiness website is here.

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Rapid Response Training: The Role of Public Health in a Multi-Agency Response to Avian Influenza in the United States from CSTE

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3 amusing PSA’s from Florida Dept of Health on washing hands, staying home when sick, and covering your cough

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U.S. HHS Pandemic Flu Leadership Blog May 22 to June 27, 2007.
Share your thoughts with Secretary Leavitt and other Pandemic Flu leaders.

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New OSHA pandemic guidance for Health Care Workers and Employers and press release
May 21, 2007

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The Public Engagement Project on Community Control Measures for Pandemic Influenza
Report from Keystone Center, May 2007 (based on meetings in late 2006)

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Pandemic Influenza Preparedness for Schools from California Distance Learning Health Network
Satellite Broadcast • Tabletop Exercise • Online Toolkit
Launches: May 17, 2007
Live Broadcast: 9:00–10:30 a.m. PT—Tabletop exercise to follow

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CDC Interim Guidance for the Use of Facemasks and Respirators in Public Settings During an Influenza Pandemic
Press conference webcast or transcript
May 3, 2007

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Avian Flu: 10 Questions, 10 Answers: What You Can Do; What the Government Is Doing from WebMD

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New CDC.gov website up April 19, with recent webcasts

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