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Community-Based Mass Prophylaxis

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

This resource was part of AHRQ's Public Health Emergency Preparedness program, which was discontinued on June 30, 2011, in a realignment of Federal efforts.

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Figure 1: Elements of a Local Mass Prophylaxis Plan (Text Description)

Figure 1, shows an outline of Chapter 2, "Overview of Planning for Mass Prophylaxis Using DVCs." An axis starts in the upper left corner and ends in the lower right corner at "Mass Prophylaxis Plan." Five elements, each with its own subcomponents, feed into the axis from either side, in the order listed:

A. Who

  1. Population.
  2. Public Health.
  3. Emergency Management.
  4. Health Care Professionals.
  5. Law Enforcement/Legal.
  6. Community Relations.
  7. Health Care System.
  8. Media.
  9. Liaison (Interagency/Interregional).

B. What

  1. Supplies and Stockpiles.
  2. Staff.
  3. Protocols.
  4. Floor/Flow Plan.
  5. Support Services.
  6. Transportation.

C. Where

  1. Location.
  2. Size.
  3. Security.
  4. Access.
  5. Storage.
  6. Support Services.
  7. Communication.

D. When

  • Local Triggers.
  • Regional/Federal Activation.

E. How

  1. Planning.
  2. Incident Command/Management.
  3. Public Information.

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