News from NACCHO: Mass Fatality Planning for Pandemic Influenza: A Planning Model from a Seven-County Region in Kentucky [open pdf - 54KB]
Within Kentucky, the responsibility for pandemic influenza preparedness and response lies heavily on public health. Angela Woosley, a regional public health preparedness coordinator in Kentucky, called upon the cooperation and expertise of coroners, the medical examiner, local funeral home directors, emergency management, hospitals, academia, the healthcare community and professional associations to develop a unique Natural Death Surge Plan for Catastrophic Public Health Emergencies' for western Kentucky. This plan would be activated if the mortuary capacity in Region 3 were overwhelmed by an influenza pandemic or other long-term catastrophic mass fatality event.
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). Posted here from Lessons Learned Information Sharing database (LLIS). Documents are for personal use only and copyright laws apply.
Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)