235824 Facing a Pandemic: Wisconsin's Response to 2009 H1N1 Influenza

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 1:19 PM

Diane L. Downie, MPH , Department of Health Services, Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Madison, WI
Fred Wessel, MA , Education and Production Services, Wisconsin Public Television, Madison, WI
Lisa Pentony , Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Department of Health Services, Madison, WI
The documentary film, "Facing a Pandemic: Wisconsin's Response to 2009 H1N1 Influenza" illustrates key aspects of Wisconsin's public health response to the 2009-2010 H1N1 Influenza pandemic through the eyes of public health professionals and other key stakeholders. Illuminating the stories, situations, and perspectives of local health officers, physicians, nurses, preparedness planners, infection control professionals, teachers, and members of the community, the film seeks to educate and document important elements in a public health emergency.

Learning Areas:
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe how the documentary process can capture qualitative data from a public health emergency. 2. Analyze how the documentary tool can be used to drive quality improvements in practice. 3. Discuss the scope of the response to H1N1 Influenza in Wisconsin. 4. Discuss perspectives, lessons learned, and impacts of key aspects of the response to H1N1 Influenza in Wisconsin.

Keywords: Communication, Emerging Diseases

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present because I am the Public Health Advisor for the Wisconsin Preparedness Program and the director of this film.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.