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Community-Based Mass Prophylaxis: A Planning Guide for Public Health Preparedness

Description:

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a report that provides an overview of the five components of a mass prophylaxis response to epidemic outbreaks: surveillance, stockpiling, distribution, dispensing, and followup. Sections focus on planning and conducting dispensing operations using specially-designated dispensing clinics, and on describing the implementation of a comprehensive operational structure for dispensing/vaccination clinics based on the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

The document is available online at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) website.

Toolkit:

STOCKbox Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

Weill Medical College of Cornell University - AHRQ

Submitted:

02/23/2005

Modified:

01/25/2008

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