At-Risk Populations

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Through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ASTHO developed a definition for at-risk populations and recommendations for addressing the needs of these populations during an influenza pandemic. We were assisted by the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, NACCHO and the Keystone Center

At-Risk Populations Guidance Document

The guidance provides a framework and recommendations to assist planning. Many jurisdictions may not be able to implement the full set of detailed recommendations. Planners are encouraged to consider how to refine current activities rather than initiating new activities. The supplement, “Proposed Timeline for Enacting Recommendations,” adapts the recommended planning activities to the various levels of proximity and severity of a pandemic to help planners further refine their activities.

Executive Summary (pdf)

Full Guidance (pdf)

Individual Chapters

Proposed Timeline

Background Materials

At-Risk Populations Project Tribal Engagement Meetings Final Report (pdf)

Meeting the Needs of At-Risk Populations During the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Response (pdf)

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Planning Resources

HHS Community Planning Toolkit for State Emergency Preparedness Managers (external site)

Public Health Practices (Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy) (external site)

Staff

Connie Jorstad, MPP, MA, Director, Emerging Infections

Kathy Talkington, MPAff, Senior Director, Immunization and Infectious Disease