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National Flu Prevention Resources and Initiatives

The Centers for Disease Control

The CDC Collaborates to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. The CDC’s influenza page offers many helpful tips and a variety of additional resources.

The Interfaith Health Program

In partnership with the CDC, the Interfaith Health Program at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health coordinates innovative flu prevention projects across the U.S., with special attention to the role of faith communities as trusted messengers serving vulnerable populations.

Impact of Previous Deadly Pandemics

The C-SPAN video presentation is an engaging and humanizing history of the 1918 influenza pandemic, its toll on local communities and the decades-long effort to develop scientific understanding for preventive measures like vaccines.   Approximately 1-hour long.

Prevent Childhood Influenza

This collaborative group of national public health leaders are committed to “one strong voice”  in efforts to prevent childhood influenza.  The site has an impressive list of online resources, including multilingual resources.

National Influenza Vaccination Disparities Partnership Program Resource Toolkit

The NIVDP kit is an online resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NIVDP. It is designed to help you reach individuals with the facts about influenza and how it impacts the quality of life in critical areas, from lost wages and school days, to prolonged illness and even death. The kit is also intended to help you increase awareness about the importance of flu vaccination, specifically for high risk groups such as children, pregnant women, the elderly, and individuals with chronic health conditions.

A joint project of Advocate Health Care & the OCEAN-HP at the University of Illinois at Chicago.