Infectious disease pandemic planning and response: Incorporating decision analysis

Once an outbreak of pandemic potential has been identified, models have enormous potential to improve the effectiveness of the response. Models can be used to synthesize data to provide enhanced situational awareness, predict the future course of the pandemic, and to plan mitigation strategies.

Exploring Lessons Learned from a Century of Outbreaks: Readiness for 2030: Proceedings of a Workshop (2019)

This publication summarizes two workshops held by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to examine lessons from influenza pandemics and other major outbreaks, understand the extent to which the lessons were learned, and discuss how the lessons could be applied further to ensure that countries are sufficiently ready for future pandemics.

When It Comes to Disease, Why Wait for a Pandemic to Respond?

Researchers are now able to take advantage of mobile technologies that can mimic viral properties and combine them with people’s thirst for adventure games. Which means that every student body, housing complex, and workplace could prepare for the public health and sociological implications of an outbreak.

Pandemic Influenza Triage Tools

This toolkit consists of a Pandemic Influenza Triage Algorithm to triage patients with influenza-like illness, a Community Site-of Care Tool to determine the appropriate care site for patients based on the Pandemic Influenza Triage Algorithm, and the Community Healthcare Decision Pathway to assess resource and medical surge to determine appropriate care sites.