Hawaii Department of Health Pandemic Influenza Preparedness & Response Plan   [open pdf - 1007KB]

"The Hawaii State Department of Health (HDOH) is the State agency entrusted with leading the medical and public health disaster response. The Hawaii Department of Health Pandemic Influenza Preparedness & Response Plan augments the State Plan for Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Response and Assistance, Version 3, and the State Continuity of Operations Plan. It guides coordination and execution of medical and public health activities required to respond to a potential influenza pandemic. As the pandemic escalates, the State government's response will likely include support from agencies with responsibilities outside of medicine and public health. When interagency cooperation is required, HDOH will coordinate all medical and public health activities through State Civil Defense (SCD) under the direction of the Governor. […] This plan is intended to assist all agencies, organizations, and individuals in the State, County, and the private sector with the coordination and integration of resources required to efficiently respond to an influenza pandemic. Planning efforts require everyone and every agency or organization to communicate with each other and identify critical skilled people, equipment, facilities, resources, and operations. To be successful in our response, everyone must take responsibility and work together in preparing for a potential pandemic or other similar infectious disease emergency."

2008 Hawaii State Department of Health.
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