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Story from the Field

Name of Health Department/Agency: Prowers County Public Health
State: CO
Date Added: 05/05/2009
Themes: State and Local Coordination
Issue Summary: Staff of small public health agency strained by H1N1 pandemic.
Description of Issue(s): The impact of H1N1 to our small public health agency created a lot of extra work, long days and hours for our staff and agency.
Actions taken to address the issue(s): Everyone agreed that because of all of our EPR and Pandemic training and exercising for the past 6-7 years we knew exactly what to do and our plans worked.
Outcomes that resulted from actions taken: We have had positive feedback from our partners who have told us "great job" Our state partners played a large role in our success and provided great leadership and quick response to our needs.

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