Pandemic Planning for Academic Institutions 


Elizabeth Hosmanek, JD 
Program Associate
University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory & Institute for Public Health Practice

This program is co-sponsored by the Upper Midwest Center for Public Health Preparedness, and features Ms. Hosmanek who currently serves as facilitator for the University of Iowa Pandemic Influenza Task Force and also played an instrumental role in the ASPH/CDC Pandemic Influenza Collaborative Group which developed the forthcoming "Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Resource Kit for Academic Institutions." She will share information and resources available to academic institutions to support their pandemic influenza preparedness efforts, and lessons learned during the development and execution of the April 2007 tabletop exercise designed to prompt rapid decision-making and test the current Pandemic Plan at the University of Iowa.

Learning Objectives 
  1. Identify strategies to help plan response for Pan Flu at schools 
  2. Describe isolation and quarantine procedures for Pan Flu 
  3. Identify strategies for communicating with parents and students 
Public Health Preparedness Core Competencies 

Domain 1:
1.3 Facilitate collaboration 

Domain 3: 
3.2 Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans 
3.3 Participate in improving organization’s capacities 

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Capabilities 

Capability 1: Community Preparedness 

Capability 4: Emergency Public Info  

Capability 11: Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions 

The archived webcast is available via Real Player