This purpose of this Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan developed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to define and recommend preparedness activities that should be undertaken before a pandemic that will enhance the effectiveness of a pandemic response. It is also to describe federal coordination of a pandemic response and collaboration with state and local levels and to describe interventions that should be implemented. The plan includes a core section, which describes coordination and decision making at the national level; provides an overview of key issues for preparedness and response; and outlines action steps to be taken at the national, state, and local levels before and during a pandemic. Annexes 1 and 2 provide information to health departments and private sector organizations to assist them in developing state and local pandemic influenza preparedness and response plans. Annexes 3-13 contain technical information about specific preparedness and response components.
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