Pandemic Influenza

ASTHO Meetings and Webinars


Meeting Summary: Building Community Capacity to Prevent Flu through Faith-Based Collaboration
This report presents the rationale for public health and faith-based organization partnerships, describes a model practice framework, and provides examples of partnerships in different geographic settings.

Meeting Summary: Integrating Immunizations in Healthcare Settings
ASTHO convened a meeting with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to explore examples of successful public health and primary care integration efforts in the transforming U.S. health system. This report examines key points for consideration, using vaccine administration in obstetric practices as a model.


Pandemic Preparedness and Response: Public Health and Faith Community Partners Ensuring Reach and Support to Vulnerable, At-Risk, and Minority Populations
Recorded May 29, 2015
The purpose of this learning event, hosted by the Emory University Interfaith Health Program along with ASTHO and CDC, is to create an engaging participatory experience that builds the capacity of public health and faith-based organizations (FBOs) to work together in ensuring reach to vulnerable, at-risk, hard to reach, and minority populations during pandemic preparedness action and response. The focus of this modified table top exercise is on how outreach through networks of faith-based and community organizations can mobilize the strengths of FBOs alongside health departments to reach hard-to-reach populations with disease prevention and treatment services.

What Does Ebola Have to do with Flu? Engaging FBOs in Community Outreach During a Public Health Emergency
Recorded Dec. 9, 2014
ASTHO, with support from CDC, hosted this webinar for state health agency staff to share lessons learned in preparing for and responding to Ebola in communities and the application of those lessons to seasonal influenza prevention. Two state health agencies, Minnesota and Rhode Island, provided overviews of work they have done to prepare their diaspora communities for Ebola, a representative from Texas' VOAD shared the experience of working with community and faith-based organizations in Dallas to support the Mr. Duncan's displaced family, and a representative from CDC provide his insights on the importance of partnerships with community and faith-based organizations during emergencies. 

Strengthening Partnerships between Public Health and Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs): Building Community Capacity to Prevent Influenza
Recorded June 5, 2014
ASTHO, with support from CDC, hosted this webinar for state health agency staff to share two states' experiences in implementing action plans to build or enhance relationships with FBOs to prevent flu and build equitable health outcomes for communities. Arkansas and New Jersey were each provided a small grant to support expanded efforts to build and strengthen their state health agencies' partnerships with FBOs in their jurisdictions.