Prepare for the 2014-2015 Flu Season
An average of 200,00 people are hospitalized due to flu-related complications each year.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity peaked during the week ending December 28, 2013 for the 2013-2014 flu season. The CDC recommends getting vaccinated soon after the vaccine is available, ideally by October, to ensure maximum protection from the flu.
Time for a Flu Vaccine: CDC's Blog Post
n this blog post
, Dr. Joseph Bresee, Chief of the Epidemiology and Prevention Branch in the Influenza Division at the CDC, discusses the importance of flu vaccination for public health and healthcare professionals. He also highlights resources to help communicate the importance of the vaccine to patients, colleagues, and others.
Seasonal Flu Campaign Resources
| Use Seasonal Flu Campaign Resources, developed by the CDC, to educate your staff and others on how to prevent and manage the flu. |
The following resources explain the importance of preventing the flu, as well as, who is at high risk for flu complications.
|Additional Resources from CDC|
In addition to traditional resources, the CDC has developed web based resources to help promote flu vaccination, including:
TRAIN Offers Seasonal Flu Prevention Courses
TRAIN, the nation's premier learning management network for public health professionals and volunteers, offers local, state, and national trainings in many subject areas, including seasonal flu prevention.
CDC Learning Connection Offers
CDC Learning Connection
is a one-stop learning resource that can help increase public health knowledge and skills and meet professional development needs.
- Quality e-learning
- A monthly spotlight on public health topics, including the Strategic National Stockpile Course
- CDC TRAIN, a dynamic public health learning management system
- Quick-Learn lessons for mobile learning on the go
These public health resources can be accessed by public health professionals, as well as the general public.
About the Learning Resource Center
PHF's Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides public health, healthcare, and others with high quality training materials at an affordable price. These informative materials cover areas such as quality improvement, performance management, infectious diseases, epidemiology, preparedness, and immunization. Materials are available in a variety of formats, including print, software, guides, and brochures.
Contact Antoinette Barber if your organization would like to partner with LRC to offer your public health or healthcare products to a wider audience.
PHF offers hand hygiene resources
to help protect patients and providers from catching and spreading the flu by reminding personnel of the importance of washing hands regularly.
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