"It is likely that another influenza pandemic will occur sometime in the future. Arizona needs to be prepared for such an event. To lessen the impact of an influenza pandemic, the State of Arizona has created this Influenza Pandemic Response Plan to promote an effective response throughout the pandemic. The plan was originally crafted in 2000, through a coordinated effort of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM), local health departments and other partners and stakeholders. It is also an annex to the Arizona State Emergency Response and Recovery Plan (SERRP). The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has incorporated the World Health Organization (WHO) Pandemic Planning Periods and Phases into its influenza pandemic response plan. These periods represent different levels of impact on society, based on the progression of a novel influenza virus and its potential to cause a pandemic; therefore, pandemic preparedness requires determining the appropriate capabilities, roles, and responsibilities needed to respond to the different periods. In keeping with the national model, the Arizona Influenza Pandemic Response Plan identifies responsible parties and prescribes necessary actions, based on the WHO/HHS pandemic periods."
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