Government Technology

American Indian Nation Plans for a Pandemic



April 22, 2009 By

The Oneida Indian Nation, and other health professionals around the United States, are ramping up preparedness efforts in case of a pandemic, such as the bird flu, which infected hundreds in Hong Kong in 1997.

A team from the Center for Domestic Preparedness, located in Anniston, Ala., delivered a three-day pandemic awareness course to the Oneida Indian Nation on nation lands in central New York in March. The Oneida Indian Nation is currently establishing several emergency response protocols in writing and the Pandemic Influenza Planning and Preparedness (PIPP) course promoted pandemic awareness and also provided insight for responses to other emergencies.

"We have a small police force and in the event of a pandemic or emergency we will assume other response roles as well," said Capt. Joseph Smith of the Oneida Indian Nation Police Department through a press release. "We're an integral part of the planning process and knowing our role in an emergency, pandemic or not, is important."

The United States Indian Health Service has recommended that all tribal sectors create their own emergency preparedness plans based on the impact of weather and other emergencies that have recently affected their respective regions. Visit the Center for Domestic Preparedness for more information on the training opportunities or call 866/213-9553.


| More

Comments

Add Your Comment

You are solely responsible for the content of your comments. We reserve the right to remove comments that are considered profane, vulgar, obscene, factually inaccurate, off-topic, or considered a personal attack.

In Our Library

White Papers | Exclusives Reports | Webinar Archives | Best Practices and Case Studies
Improving Emergency Response with Digital Communications
Saginaw County, Mich., increases interoperability, communication and collaboration with a digital voice and data network, as well as modern computer-aided dispatch.
Reduce Talk Time in Your Support Center by 40%
As the amount of information available to citizens and employees grows each year, so do customer expectations for efficient service. Contextual Knowledge makes information easy to find, dropping resolution times and skyrocketing satisfaction.
Emerging Technology Adoption in Local Government
In a recent survey conducted by Government Technology, 125 local government leaders shared their challenges, benefits and priorities when adopting emerging technologies such as cloud, mobility and IP. Read how your jurisdiction’s adoption of technology compares to your peers.
View All

Featured Papers