With the recent declaration of a global pandemic, people are especially concerned with protecting themselves and their families from the spread of 2009 H1N1 and seasonal influenza alike. Having a Family Emergency Plan can help you prepare for these and many other types of emergencies or natural disasters that could affect your daily life.
Keeping your family healthy and practicing good health habits will limit the spread of viruses of all types, including influenza. Always remember to:
Click on any of the following to open an outside link for more H1N1 information:
General Pandemic Preparedness Information: Click on any of the following to open an outside link.
Pandemic Flu Resource Guide - A comprehensive guide to various aspects of H1N1 as well as pandemic flu in general. Topic areas include planning, general facts, caring for others, taking action, staying healthy and resources.
Wisconsin Pandemic Influenza Toolkit for Families - Comprehensive toolkit from the State of Wisconsin.
Ready America – General Preparedness information from Homeland Security to help your family prepare for all types of emergency situations including an influenza pandemic. Included here is how to stay informed about pandemic influenza, and recommended items for kits and plans.
American Public Health Association Get Ready Campaign - Provides information, resources and tools to help all individuals, families and communities prepare for a potential influenza pandemic or other hazard or disaster.
Set Your Clocks-Check Your Stocks - Comprehensive planning tool based on the idea of rechecking your emergency stockpile each time you set your clocks ahead or back. This toolkit includes information on preparing and rotating your stockpile of emergency supplies, food and water.
It’s not Flu as Usual, Individuals and Families - Downloadable brochure from the Trust for America’s Health, containing general information on Pandemic Flu, differences between annual and pandemic flu, the role of government, and steps you and your family can take now to prepare.
Some aspects to consider during your planning include:
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