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Pandemic Influenza: Quarantine, Isolation and Social Distancing - Field Guide for Public Health


This field guide for pandemic influenza addresses human behavior as a consideration during planning efforts. The document contains checklists for consideration in risk communication, addressing fear, personal protective equipment, compliance, psycholgical first aid and stressors unique to healthcare workers. Written by P.J. Havice-Cover and Curt Drennen with the Colorado Division of Behavioral Health as a disaster mental health and public health resource.


For more information, please contact Curt Drennan at the Colorado Division of Behavioral Health at 303-866-7403 or at Curt.Drennen@state.co.us

Primary Toolkit:

EQUIPh Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Influenza Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Mental Health, Pandemic Influenza, Risk Communication, Strategic Planning


Institutional Author:

P.J. Havice-Cover and Curt Drennen, Colorado Dept. of Human Services Division of Behavior Health





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