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Texas Department of State Health Services Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan   [open pdf - 2MB]

"The goal of influenza pandemic preparedness and response is to minimize serious illness, hospitalizations, and death; to preserve critical infrastructure; and to minimize social disruption in Texas as a result of an influenza pandemic (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2005). The objectives of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan (PIPP) include: 1) To assist and facilitate appropriate planning and response at all levels of government by: Developing a state plan through a collaborative process which is acceptable to stakeholders that clearly identifies roles and responsibilities; Developing a Plan that is sufficiently flexible to account for the unknown epidemiology of a pandemic and the needs of different stakeholders; Recommending planning considerations for the appropriate prevention, patient care, and treatment during a pandemic; and Advocating planning considerations for appropriate communications, resource management, and preventive measures to minimize infrastructure and social disruption. 2) To provide a comprehensive and clearly operational plan that is reviewed on an annual basis to ensure incorporation of new developments and to ensure consistencies with best practices."

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2005-10-24
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2005 Texas Department of State Health Services. Posted here with permission. Documents are for personal use only and not for commercial profit.
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Internet Archive: http://web.archive.org/web/20070216233002/http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/disease/influenza/pandemic/Draft_PIPP_10_24_web.pdf
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