Nevada Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan: Annex to the Mass Illness Plan [open pdf - 967KB]
"This Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan is a guide on how to prepare, detect, and respond to an influenza pandemic in the state of Nevada. This plan is written in accordance with guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and describes the emergency management concepts and structure under which the Nevada State Health Division (NSHD) may operate. The plan outlines the roles and strategies of NSHD in coordinating the public health response to a pandemic with local health authorities, the healthcare community, the federal government, and other key partners. Consistent with NSHD's mission 'to promote, preserve and protect the health of all Nevadans and visitors to the state through its leadership in public health and enforcement of laws and regulations pertaining to public health,' this plan provides a framework for NSHD pandemic influenza preparedness and response activities. The goal of these activities is to reduce the morbidity, mortality, and social and economic disruption caused by pandemic influenza. The plan is an annex to the NSHD Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) and is consistent with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Pandemic Influenza Plan, November 2005. Additionally, this plan may be utilized by local public health authorities as a guide for local pandemic influenza response. Finally, it may inform those who review it of the assumptions used for the development of this plan, the planning activities that must take place in developing a pandemic influenza response, the policies and authorities that regulate a pandemic influenza response and the appropriate actions that must be taken during each of the six phases of a pandemic."
2007 Nevada State Health Division.
Nevada State Health Division: http://www.health.nv.gov/