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From S/T Health Departments: Zika Prevention

Materials and guidance from state and territorial health agencies to aid in preparing for and minimizing future cases and outbreaks of Zika

Alabama

Zika Virus Video Contest for Alabama Teens - April 17, 2017
To educate Alabama teenagers about protecting themselves, their families, and their friends from mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases like the Zika virus, the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Environmental Health Association sponsored a video contest for Alabama high school-age students. To view the videos, visit the Alabama Public Health YouTube page

Zika Virus: Information for Local Elected Officials - June 10, 2016
This webcast provides local elected officials with a general overview of Alabama Department of Public Health preparedness activities and the Alabama Zika Action Plan for prevention, control, and mitigation of the Zika virus within Alabama 

Zika Guide for Public Health Environmentalists, Municipalities, and County Commission - June 10, 2016
Provides information on the Aedes mosquitoes lifecycle and breeding environments, as well as preventive measures

Zika Virus: An Update for Clinicians - May 24, 2016
This webcast provides important information on the Zika virus for clinicians that provide care for pregnant women, infants and children

Zika Virus: Information for Clinicians - Mar. 17, 2016
This webcast provides a general overview of the Zika virus including transmission, vector, exposure history and affected countries. It also provides important information for clinicians that provide care for pregnant women, infants and children

Arizona

2017 Great Arizona Mosquito Hunt
The Great Arizona Mosquito Hunt is a partnership between the Arizona Department of Health Services, the University of Arizona, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, and other local public health departments to work with high schools across the state to teach students about emerging mosquito-borne diseases and mosquito biology. The associated curriculum is available for download.

Zika Prevention Messages for Patients - Sept. 27, 2016
Zika summary handout for clinicians to use when counseling women of reproductive age 

California

Zika Outreach and Education Materials
These toolkits contain posters, talking points for sexual health educators and those who provide information to women who are pregnant or planning pregnancy. The toolkit includes Facebook posts and Tweets, and the accompanying graphics that can be shared on social media sites

Zika Toolkits
These toolkits contain posters, talking points for sexual health educators and those who provide information to women who are pregnant or planning pregnancy. The toolkit includes Facebook posts and Tweets, and accompanying graphics related to pregnancy, sex, travel, and family planning that can be shared on social media sites

Zika and Pregnancy: Info for Clinicians – Aug. 19, 2016
PowerPoint presentation of a webinar conducted by the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, in collaboration with the California Department of Health, to educate clinicians on the pregnancy risks of Zika virus infection

FAQs on Infection Control Practices in Health Care Settings When Caring for Patients with Zika Virus Infection – Aug. 5, 2016
Addresses frequently asked questions regarding the safety of healthcare workers when caring for patients with Zika virus infection

Connecticut

MotherToBaby CT 
A state-funded program that provides current information about different types of exposures (including Zika) for women who are pregnant or considering a pregnancy

Gov. Malloy and Dept. of Public Health Unveil Springtime Awareness Campaign Aimed at Travelers Heading to Areas Affected by Zika Virus – Mar. 10, 2017
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino announced the launch of a new springtime public awareness campaign aimed at warning travelers heading to the Caribbean and other areas where the Zika virus is being actively transmitted about the risk of contracting the virus

Zika Virus Surveillance and Response Plan - Apr. 22, 2016
Provides an overview of the history of Zika, as well as the State's role in mosquito management, surveillance, and prevention activities

Vector-Borne Disease Symposium - May 2016
Video presentations of the Zika forum held by the Connecticut Department of Public Health in May 2016

Delaware

DHHS Emerging and Travel-Related Infectious Disease Screening Tool - Feb. 4, 2016
Provides a flowchart for providers and healthcare staff to evaluate and screen for travel related diseases

Florida

Spill the Water
Florida's "Spill the Water" campaign is aimed at educating kids, pre-K to high school, in a fun way to cover up and also help the fight against Zika by literally "spilling the water" around their homes and yards. The campaign includes posters, activities for parents and teachers to use, and a 30-second public service announcement called "Spill-the-Water Heroes"

State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong Testifies Before U.S. Congress on Zika Virus Readiness - Feb. 24, 2016
Dr. John Armstrong testified before the United States Congress Transportation and Public Assets Subcommittee on Florida's preparedness and response for Zika virus

Think Zika – February 2016
A flyer for providers on identifying, testing and reporting possible Zika cases (Spanish version)

Indiana

Authorization of Specimens for Zika Virus Testing
This flowchart details the process of whether or not specimens should be tested for Zika

Illinois

Illinois Department of Public Health Communications Materials
Webpage with resources to help educate communities, such as flyers and press releases

Power of Prevention Campaign
the Illinois Department of Public Health launched an awareness campaign to help Illinoisans navigate the higher risk of Zika that accompanies destination wedding season and summer vacations through important updates, information, and tools

Zika Virus: Prevention and Family Planning; Briefing for Primary Care and Family Medicine Practitioners – Aug. 8, 2016
Webinar recording designed for primary care and family medicine practitioners that provides a background on Zika transmission, pregnancy complications, laboratory testing, and the Illinois Department of Public Health’s preparedness and response plan

Zika Virus: Prevention and Family Planning; Briefing for Community Partners – Aug. 8, 2016
Webinar recording designed for community partners that provides a background on Zika transmission, pregnancy complications, laboratory testing, and the Illinois Department of Public Health’s preparedness and response plan

Indiana

Authorization of Specimens for Zika Virus Testing
This flowchart details the process of whether specimens should be tested for Zika

Kentucky

Public Health Showcases Fight the Bite Zika Prevention at State Fair – Aug. 18, 2016
Health and Family Services Cabinet Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Department of Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, and representatives from the Kentucky Department for Public Health and University of Kentucky gathered at the Kentucky State Fair for a Zika awareness and prevention event 

Public Health, Kentucky Fish & Wildlife and State Parks Officials Work Together to Fight the Bite to Prevent Zika Virus in Kentucky - June 23, 2016
A statewide news release announcing the Kentucky Department for Public Health's collaboration with Kentucky Fish & Wildlife and State Parks to educate citizens on the risks of Zika and how to stay safe

Louisiana

Zika Viral Infection – Epidemiology Manual - Feb. 13, 2016
Provides information regarding viremia, transmission, diagnostics, laboratory tests, and complications 

Maryland

Zika Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
The Maryland Department of Agriculture has developed several Zika focused PSAs to raise awareness about Zika 

Zika Prevention PSA (Spanish version) - July 7, 2016
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene developed a Zika prevention PSA for families who are pregnant or may become pregnant

Massachusetts

Free Zika Materials
Free printed and downloadable Zika materials in English, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish. Materials include prevention information and encourage all women and their partners to talk to their doctor before traveling to Zika-affected areas, or to seek appropriate prenatal care after spending time in an area with active transmission

Zika Conference NJDOH Commissioner Bennett – May 17, 2017
Vide of opening remarks by New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Bennett at the New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials’ “Zika Conference: Public Health Updates and Resources for New Jersey Communities”

Missouri

Tire Recycling Program
The program works to protect and improve the environment by developing a scrap tire management system that creates economic incentives for the proper management of scrap tires in Missouri

New York

Video, Photos & Transcript: Governor Cuomo Directs Department of Health and MTA to Take Aggressive Action to Prevent Zika Virus in New York City Subway System
Under Governor Andrew Cuomo's direction, the state Department of Health is leading a series of new aggressive initiatives to combat the Zika virus in New York State

North Carolina

Prevention Tips for Schools
A fact sheet with recommendations for schools on how to protect children and personnel

Pennsylvania

Zika Virus Media Room
A webpage dedicated to PSAs, prevention kits, social media graphics, and other educational materials to educate public about Zika

Puerto Rico

Plenary – Arboviral Diseases in Puerto Rico: Zika (Spanish) - Feb. 8, 2016
The Puerto Rico Department of Health held a Plenary to provide guidance to providers and public health professionals

South Carolina

Mosquito Control and Zika: Readiness Checklist for Local Governments
A checklist that includes recommended items to be considered as part of a Zika readiness plan 

Zika: How to Communicate Effectively
Highlights resources for states to use when making their own Zika Action Plan and recommendations on channels of communication, tools and key messages to include in plan

Zika Toolkit: Outreach and Education Materials
A webpage dedicated to communication tools, PSAs, and guidance about Zika virus. Here you will also find presentations and materials from the South Carolina Zika Forum help in April 2016 

Tennessee

Zika Virus County Mayors Teleconference - Mar. 15, 2016
Provides county mayors with an overview on Zika virus disease, as well as prevention and preparedness activities led by the Tennessee Department of Health

Texas  

Zika Materials
A webpage dedicated to posters, push cards, fact sheets, TV and radio PSAs, and social media graphics on Zika virus prevention   

Enhanced Zika Disease Surveillance in High-Risk Area – Oct. 3, 2016
The Texas Department of State Health Services expands Zika testing criteria in the southernmost areas of the state, considered to be at greater risk of supporting local mosquito transmission of Zika virus

DSHS Prevention Guidelines for Schools, Child Care, and Summer Camps – June 22, 2016
This document offers guidelines to help schools, child care facilities, and summer camps decrease potential exposure to mosquitos

Virginia

Information for Physicians Offices
A flyer informing Virginians of Medicaid coverage for insect repellant 

Zika Frequently Asked Questions - Clinicians
This document provides updated information for clinicians on Zika Virus Disease

Zika Virus Literature Review - July 13, 2016
A Zika virus literature review

Asian Tiger and Zika Virus Training - Apr. 19, 2016
An instructional video created for the Virginia Mosquito control Association and the Governor's Zika Task Force to teach public and private mosquito control agencies the best pest management techniques for controlling mosquitoes that transmit Zika virus

Information for Colleges & Universities - Feb. 8, 2016
Provides background information and recommendations for colleges and universities, staff and students

Wisconsin

Zika Fast Facts
A resource created to be used on social media for a fast way to communicate facts about Zika in Wisconsin

  

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