March 1, 2008

New Toolkit Helps Community Leaders Prepare for Pandemic Influenza

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a toolkit to help community leaders educate their constituents about steps they can take to prepare for an influenza pandemic. The 21-item toolkit, called, "Take the Lead: Working Together to Prepare Now," is aimed at leaders in the health care, business, faith-based, and civic communities. It is designed to help them spread the word about the critical need for individual pandemic influenza preparedness. It includes:

  • information about pandemic influenza
  • ready-to-use and ready-to-tailor resources prepared by HHS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) including fact sheets, posters, and sample e-mails and newsletter articles
  • incentive ideas and materials to encourage organizations to prepare and to encourage other leaders to get involved

HHS developed the kit with CDC and input from community leaders. The complete kit is available for download at the website. Visit

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