"Planning for pandemic influenza is critical for Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units. The following guidance identifies important, specific activities MRC units can do now to prepare for such an event. Many activities are specific to pandemic influenza, but a number also pertain to any public health or other emergency. This guidance is adapted from the State and Local Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist developed by HHS [Department of Health and Human Services] and found on the federal government's pandemic influenza website (www.pandemicflu.gov). It also includes relevant elements from the Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist and Faith-Based & Community Organizations Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Checklist, also from HHS and available at the aforementioned website. This guidance is not intended to set forth mandatory requirements for MRC units. Rather, each MRC unit should determine for itself whether it is adequately prepared for disease outbreaks in accordance with the laws, plans and procedures of its local jurisdiction and state."
2006 Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council
Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council: http://www.nwtemc.org/