Protecting yourself and others from respiratory illnesses like
COVID-19 starts with you!
Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) are actions, apart from getting vaccinated and taking medicine, that people and communities can take to help slow the spread of illnesses like pandemic influenza (flu). NPIs are also known as community mitigation strategies. When a new flu virus spreads among people, causing illness worldwide, it is called pandemic flu. Because a pandemic flu virus is new, the human population has little or no ummunity against it. This allows the virus to spread quickly from person to person worldwide. NPIs are among the best ways of controlling pandemic flu when vaccines are not yet available.
For more tools that assist in decision making, and public health professionals with education tools, resources, pandemic planning guides, checklists, and select research about the types of NPIs and how they work in different settings, click HERE
Planning Guidance and Checklists:
Protecting yourself and others from respiratory illnesses like pandemic flu starts with good planning. Pre-pandemic nonpharmaceutical intervention planning guides are available to help public health departments and community settings, such as schools and workplaces, put the updated guidelines into action as part of their nonpharmaceutical intervention pre-pandemic planning. For links to the 2017 Community Mitigation Guidelines, NPI Planning Guides, and pandemic flu checklists that can help you create evidence-based strategy to prevent pandemic flu in your community, click HERE
The American Bar Association's Health Law Section's Public Health and Policy Interest Group is pleased to announce "Healthcare and Public Health Legal Preparedness: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)" a complimentary two-part webinar series hosted by CDC's Public Health Law Program and Center for Preparedness and Response, in collaboration with the National Governor's Association (NGA), Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP), and American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA).