[Arizona] Governor's Council on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response: Preliminary Report   [open pdf - 8MB]

From the Executive Summary of Council Report: "This report highlights the work of the Council to examine, develop, and implement a coordinated and comprehensive plan to ensure Arizona's public health infrastructure is prepared for the potential outbreak of infectious diseases and can respond rapidly to protect the health of Arizonans. The Council's work included an analysis of the healthcare and public health systems' readiness to handle a patient with infectious disease, an examination of the points where a patient might present and enter the healthcare system, where services would be needed, and finally, a series of recommendations designed to improve patient and community safety and strengthen the public health and healthcare infrastructure. Charge 1: Develop and implement a coordinated statewide plan to address potential outbreaks of infectious diseases, including Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), and ensure a rapid response that protects the health and welfare of Arizonans. […] Charge 2: Serve as a reliable and transparent source of information and education and strengthen collaboration among healthcare organizations, medical communities, government agencies, law enforcement, non-profit organizations, and the community-at-large in order to effectively address infectious disease transmission and treatment. […] Among the members of the council, there was broad consensus that the healthcare and public health infrastructure needs a clear communication plan, as well as development of a statewide, tiered healthcare system to respond to outbreaks of infectious disease. This report serves as an initial roadmap to developing a statewide system to respond to infectious diseases and improve the safety and well-being of Arizonans. In response to the recommendations, the Council identified and completed many deliverables in support of these charges."

Report Number:
Executive Order 2014-08
State of Arizona
Retrieved From:
Arizona Department of Health Services: http://azdhs.gov/
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