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Leaders and members of community and faith-based organizations play an important role in helping to keep communities healthy during the flu season or a pandemic outbreak. The tools and resources listed here provide CFBOs with guidance and action plans to help limit the spread of flu.

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Community Planning

CFBO GuideH1N1 Flu: A Guide for Community and Faith-Based Organizations (Site exit link)
This document was produced by the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



CFBO ToolkitPreparing for the Flu: A Communication Toolkit for Community and Faith-Based Organizations (Site exit link)
Find fact sheets, easy-to-use template letters or e-mails, and other materials to assist community and faith-based organizations communicate about the flu, including seasonal and 2009 H1N1 flu, with their staff, members, and those served in their communities.


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Faith-Based & Community Organizations Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Checklist ( Site exit link)
Identifies specific action for community organizations to prepare for a pandemic.

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VaccineH1N1 Tort Liability Immunity ( Site exit link)
The H1N1 vaccine declaration provides tort liability immunity to a group named "program planners". Program planners can include private sector individuals and organizations, community groups, schools or businesses.



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Face Masks and Respirator Use (CDC Site exit link)

CDC Recommendations for the Amount of Time Persons with Influenza-Like Illness Should be Away from Others (Site exit link)

CDC Guidance for Emergency Shelters for the 2009-2010 Flu Season (Site exit link)

CDC: Interim Guidance on Day and Residential Camps in Response to Human Infections with the Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus (Site exit link)

CDC: Guidance for Public Gatherings in Response to Human Infections with Novel Influenza A (H1N1) (Site exit link)

Community Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Mitigation (Site exit link)
CDC guidelines on actions, designed primarily to reduce contact between people, that community government and health officials can take to try to limit the spread of infection should a pandemic flu develop. Appendix 8 (Site exit link) contains information for faith-based and community organizations.

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Planning Guides

Plan Now to be Ready for the Next Flu Pandemic (Site exit link)

Interim Planning Consideration for Mass Gatherings in the Context of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Influenza (World Health Organization Site exit link)
Get risk assessment, planning and coordination, detection, monitoring, and transmission reduction of event-related flu, medical management , and public health messages guidance.

Mass Medical Care with Scarce Resources: A Community Planning Guide (U.S Department of Health and Human Services Site exit link)
For State, local, community, and facility planners, this guide discusses ethical and legal issues, and considerations regarding pre-hospital care, hospital/acute care, palliative care, and alternative care sites. Chapter 8 is a 29-page case study for a flu pandemic.

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