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Public Health

NEW information at www.cdphe.state.co.us/epr/H1N1.html includes the following H1N1 influenza and pandemic topics:

Colorado Home Healthcare Guides

  • Colorado Home Healthcare Guide: Providing Care at Home During Pandemic Flu (English)
  • Colorado Home Healthcare Guide: Providing Care at Home During Pandemic Flu (Spanish)

Colorado Home Healthcare Videos

  • Preparedness, Not Panic
  • Isolation of Sick Persons and Mask Use
  • Addressing Fever and Dehydration
  • Feeding and Breathing Exercises
  • Cleaning the Home
  • When to Seek Professional Care

Public health and flu pandemic information

An influenza, or flu, pandemic happens when a new flu virus appears that easily spreads from person to person and around the world. Experts cannot predict when the next flu pandemic may occur, or how severe it will be, but there are several websites with valuable information regarding what you can do to prepare yourself in the event of a public health emergency.

American Red Cross
Check here for recommendations on planning for pandemic flu. Information is included for families as well as communities.

READYColorado
1-800-639-READY (7323)
READYColorado.com is designed to help every Coloradan become prepared to respond to and recover from a wide array of disasters ... both natural and human-caused. Here, you'll find: the tools you need to develop a plan that keeps you and your loved ones safe, checklists for building well-stocked emergency kits for your home, car and even your workplace, strategies for managing specific types of disasters, and information about how you can become involved in community preparedness activities. Every citizen has a role to play in emergency readiness because when Coloradans are ready, Colorado is ready. Do your part today by resolving to make a plan and make a difference.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
1-800-886-7689 (toll-free)
303-691-7700 (TTD)
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Web site provides citizens with public notices and announcements regarding public health. This site includes disease and agent resources, pandemic influenza planning, preparedness fact sheets, quarantine and isolation, strategic national stockpile information and training and education. Also included: special information for businesses planning for a pandemic.

Colorado Help Line (CO HELP)
1-877-462-2911
303-739-1127 (TTY/TDD)
Public information telephone line sponsored by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website with the latest information on flu, mold, Hantavirus, small pox, anthrax and other public health information.

Colorado Influenza and Pneumococcal Alert Coalition
The mission of the Colorado and Influenza and Pneumococcal Alert Coalition is to decrease vaccine-preventable respiratory disease in Colorado through collaborative efforts in education and immunization. Information regarding flu shots and clinic locations can be found on this website.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services, especially for those people who are least able to help themselves.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
One-stop access to U.S. government avian and pandemic flu information. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

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