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."

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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