Avian Influenza: Preparation and Response Workshop


Full day training program targeting public health and emergency planners. This program is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the complexity of pandemic outbreaks in general while using Avian influenza as an example of the risk for impacts from world-wide novel influenza outbreaks.


  1. Perceive the impact of a world-wide influenza outbreak 
  2. Recognize the immense planning needs 
  3. Identify potential solutions 
  4. Recognize ethical and legal issues surrounding an outbreak 
  5. Facilitate interactions between public health and emergency response 
  6. Recognize established phases of pandemic and perceived social responses 
  7. Understand the importance of methodology of risk communication 
  8. Prepare for larger regional tabletops, exercises and drills

These projects are supported under a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Grant number 5U90TP000404-05. The contents of this program do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.