Local H1N1 information may be found here:
The potential of a pandemic of influenza is reason for serious planning efforts.
Skamania County is in the process of PanFlu Planning, headed by Public Health (PH) and the Department of Emergency Management (DEM). Representatives from many departments and organizations are meeting to open a planning dialog beyond PH and DEM.
At that meeting "Pandemic Influenza Planning and Preparedness - Desired Capabilities" and "Proposed Pan Flu Preparedness Organization" document were reviewed.
Next steps are for workgroups (as defined here).
Each Workgroup has a Workplan to guide their efforts. A Taskforce Representative will assist in the process. Workgroup members are encouraged to contact their TaskForce Rep. for guidance.
Note that the Public Educators Workgroup is a part of the Medical Care Workgroup. This structure reflects the process of the Panflu Message being developed by the Medical Care folks, and then delivered by the Public Educators.
Any suggested additions to Workgroups are welcome.