The Public Health Response to 2009 H1N1: A Systems Perspective

Paperback | February 27, 2015

EditorMichael A. Stoto, Melissa A. Higdon

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The 2009 H1N1 pandemic tested the limits of the public health emergency preparedness systems in the US and abroad. The successes and failures from this pandemic remain relevant, particularly as pathogens like MER-CoV and Ebola continue to proliferate. As the world's population continues totravel farther and with more frequency than ever before, the lessons of 2009 stand as important touchstones for future public health infrastructures and interventions.The Public Health Response to 2009 H1N1: A Systems Perspective draws lessons from the public health system's response to the influenza pandemic, offering a collection of chapters that are highly relevant to all public health emergencies. Not simply a historical case study, this analysis employs asystems perspective that encompasses both government health agencies and community-based entities such as care providers, schools, and media. The chapters demonstrate rigorous qualitative research approaches that can be used to analyze public health system responses to both pathogens and a widevariety of other public health emergencies.With contributions from a broad panel of experts, the book will be useful for anyone seeking to learn from pH1N1 and to see public health systems in current, specific contexts. The Public Health Response to 2009 H1N1 draws important insights from this global event and will help improve public healthemergency preparedness systems for future pandemics.

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The 2009 H1N1 pandemic tested the limits of the public health emergency preparedness systems in the US and abroad. The successes and failures from this pandemic remain relevant, particularly as pathogens like MER-CoV and Ebola continue to proliferate. As the world's population continues totravel farther and with more frequency than eve...

Michael A. Stoto, PhD, is a Professor of Health Systems Administration and Population Health at Georgetown University. As an epidemiologist, statistician, and health policy analyst, Professor Stoto's research focuses on public health practice, especially with regard to preparedness; the evaluation of public health interventions, and in...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 0.79 inPublished:February 27, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190209240

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Table of Contents

1. Michael A. Stoto: Introduction2. Michael A. Stoto and Ying Zhang: Did Advances in Global Surveillance and Notification Systems Make a Difference in the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic?3. Michael A. Stoto: The Effectiveness of U.S. Public Health Surveillance Systems for Situational Awareness during the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic4. Tamar Klaiman, John D. Kraemer, and Michael A. Stoto: Variability in School Closure Decisions in Response to 2009 H1N15. Matthew W. Lewis, Edward W. Chan, Christopher Nelson, Andrew S. Hackbarth, Christine Vaughan, Alonzo Plough, and Brit K. Oiulfstad: Wearing Many Hats: Lessons About Emergency Preparedness and Routine Public Health from the H1N1 Response6. Jennifer Coleman Hunter, Daniela C. Rodriguez, Tomas J. Aragon: Variation in the local management of publicly purchased antiviral drugs during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic7. Allison T. Chamberlain, Melissa A. Higdon, Katherine Seib, and Ellen A. S. Whitney: The H1N1 Response from the Perspective of State and Territorial Immunization Program Managers: Managing the Vaccination Campaign8. Michael A. Stoto and Melissa Higdon: Implementing a national vaccination campaign at the state and local level: Massachusetts case study9. Elena Savoia, Pierluigi Macini, and Maria Pia Fantini: The Italian Response to the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic10. Tamar Klaiman, Katherine O'Connell, and Michael A. Stoto: Local Health Department Vaccination Success During 2009 H1N111. Elena Savoia, Leesa Lin, and K. Viswanath: Public Communication during 2009 H1N1 Pandemic12. Sam Halabi: Obstacles to pH1N1 Vaccine Availability: the Complex Contracting Relationship between Vaccine Manufacturers, WHO, Donor and Beneficiary Governments13. Michael A. Stoto: Implications for Policy and Practice