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The following research was done in response to SECEBT Partner-identified needs.

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I. The Comparative Assessment of Eight Southeastern State Public Health Plans for Pandemic Influenza paper and presentation were developed for SECEBT’s Fall 2005 conference, “Pandemic Influenza Planning: The Reality of Implementation in the Southeast.” The objective of the comparative assessment project was to examine the key elements of existing Southeastern state pandemic influenza plans and, to the extent possible, identify assets or strengths of individual plans that could be of use to other SECEBT states.

From Planning to Action – Critical Issues in Responding to Pandemic Influenza is a summary of Pandemic Influenza Planning Conference workshop discussions. Issues discussed by invited faculty, public health officials and academicians from eight Southeastern states include containment and surveillance, healthcare and capacity, and the animal/human interface.

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Comparative Assessment of Eight Southeastern State Public Health Plans for Pandemic Influenza (PDF)

Comparative Assessment of Eight Southeastern State Public Health Plans for Pandemic Influenza, James W. Buehler, MD (PPT)

From Planning to Action: Critical Issues in Responding to Pandemic Influenza -- Conference Summary (PDF)

Workgroup Reports -- SECEBT Pandemic Influenza Conference, James W. Buehler, MD (PPT)




II. SECEBT partners attending the January 2004 conference, “Pandemic Influenza: Addressing an Unrelenting Threat,” expressed concern about how states were dealing with the 2003-2004 influenza vaccine shortage. A study was undertaken to determine how Southeastern state and local health departments purchase, distribute and fund influenza vaccine; whether they experienced a shortage; and how they prepared for distribution in 2004/05.

Downloads:

Letter to the Editor (JPG)
Impact of bioterrorism preparedness on the public health response to the 2003-2004 influenza vaccine crisis. Public Health Rep. 2005 Nov-Dec; 120(6):589.

Preventing Influenza: Vaccine Systems and Practices in the Southeast, Julie Gazmararian, PhD, MPH (PPT)