Governor's Pandemic Flu Summit
On January 12, 2006, Governor Jim Douglas and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt addressed public health officials, business and community leaders about pandemic flu preparedness as the nation prepares for a potential influenza pandemic.
Vermont was the third state to host a summit, and the first to sign a federal/state Memorandum of Understanding.
- Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Paul Jarris' speech (pdf)
- Federal/State Memorandum of Understanding (pdf)
Regional Planning Summits
Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs) are hosting regional summits on pandemic influenza planning for community leaders and first responders around the state. These follow on the Governor's Pandemic Flu Summit and a meeting hosted by the Vermont League of Cities and Towns on March 24.
State health, emergency management and homeland security officials present information on emergency management coordination, public health response, emergency risk communication and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The summits are sponsored by Vermont Emergency Management, Vermont Department of Health and Vermont Homeland Security.
- Overview of Pandemic Flu (ppt, 640 KB)
- Department of Health Response (ppt, 17.6 MB)
- Communication Readiness (ppt, 2.15 MB)
- State Emergency Response (pdf, 1.91 MB, 14 pages)
Schedule of Regional Summits
- April 12 - White River Junction
- April 26 - Middlebury
- May 04 - Arlington
- May 15 - St. Albans (Comfort Inn)
- May 16 - Brattleboro (Quality Inn)
- May 31 - Lyndonville (Lyndon Institute Auditorium)
- June 06 - Pittsford
- June 13 - Montpelier (Montpelier High School)
- June 14 - Morrisville (Hillary's Restaurant)