FAITHFULLY PREVENTING THE FLU–
RESOURCES FROM AND FOR
What You Will Find Here
How to Host Vaccination Clinics
Print Resources Ideal for Faith Communities (English & Spanish)
Video Messages from Faith Leaders: Spanish, Chin, Arabic, Haitian Creole
Links to Regional Flu Prevention Leaders
Links to National Resources for Flu Prevention
HOST A FLU VACCINATION CLINIC
In partnership with the Chicago Area Immunization Campaign, Walgreens will set-up and staff clinics at faith and community organizations during this flu season. While the emphasis of community clinics is on providing free flu vaccination for the uninsured, Walgreens will bill insurance, Medicare and Medicaid for those who have this coverage. For more information, contact Melissa Ponce at Chicago Area Immunization Campaign (firstname.lastname@example.org 312.491.8161 x33).
Check out this Flu Prevention Action Checklist to explore how to get started.
PRINT RESOURCES FROM ADVOCATE HEALTH CARE
Lifestyle Prevention Tips for Seasonal Flu
Faithfully Preventing the Flu- A Call to Commitment for Faith Communities
Faithfully Preventing Flu Bulletin Insert
Testimonial Faces of Influenza – Sample Newsletter Excerpts for Faith Communities
Pandemic Flu Prep Checklist for Organizations (English)
LOCAL SPIRITUAL LEADERS ENCOURAGE FLU PREVENTION (MULTILINGUAL)
Imam Kifah Mustapha, Mosque Foundation, Bridgeview, Illinois
Pastor Danny Bawi Thianhlun, Chicago Chin Baptist Church
Deacon Fred Ortiz and Parish Nurse Dora Albert of St. Sylvester Church in Chicago, Illinois.
Watch for more videos coming soon!
REGIONAL LEADERS FOR FLU PREVENTION
The Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation continues to catalyze connections for faith-based flu prevention by sharing expertise about faith partnerships and coordinating projects with area leaders like these:
A project of the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition, the Chicago Area Immunization Campaign (CAIC) is a broad-based coalition of more than 100 Chicago area public and private sector organizations working together to increase immunization rates and prevent diseases by promoting the delivery of safe, effective and timely immunizations. Their website has numerous links to flu prevention resources.
Steps to prevent getting the flu, links to resources, information about the flu situation in Chicago, and directory with where to get a flu shot.
Links to resources, information about flu clinics in suburban Cook County and guidelines and reports for employers, health care providers, first responders, municipalities.
This site offers FAQS, vaccination clinic schedules and instructions, and advice for a variety of local institutions, such as schools and day care centers.
This site includes FAQS, myths about flu shots, attractive posters for distribution, and links to state and national flu prevention information.
This program, funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), will partner with IDPH, and four suburban Public Health Departments, as well as five Asian community based organizations (CBOs) to develop and implement a culturally sensitive and language appropriate program targeting the hard to reach Asian populations with limited English proficiency.
Comprehensive flu pandemic preparation and response information, including flu basics, planning and preparing, at-risk populations, communication plans, cultural diversity, and practical tools and resources. This site also has basic seasonal flu information.
FLYERS, POSTERS AND GUIDES
- Guide for Faith Communities on Seasonal Flu from HHS Office for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: HHS Seasonal Flu Guide
- One page flier on tips for preventing flu: 5 things to do to fight the flu
- World Health Organization Poster: WHO Influenze Poster–English
- CDC “Cover Your Cough” in multiple formats and languages: Seasonal Flu Resources
- flu.gov has many resources that you can print or download
- Guide for community leaders on handling a flu outbreak: www.pandemicflu.gov/takethelead
NATIONAL FLU PREVENTION RESOURCES/INITIATIVES
The CDC Collaborates to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. Click here for the CDC’s influenza page.
In partnership with the CDC, the Interfaith Health Program at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health coordinates innovative flu prevention projects across the U.S., with special attention to the role of faith communities as trusted messengers serving vulnerable populations.
These following sites provide additional factual resources and share the human story and history of the costly impact of influenza.
“Testimonial” Faces of Influenza
The Faces of Influenza campaign offers testimonials from influenza survivors and those who have lost loved ones to the disease. Find here various ready-to-use tools from the American Lung Association that you can customize for community members, journalists, an whoever would benefit in your area as part of your ongoing influenza vaccination educational efforts.
Impact of Previous Deadly Pandemics
This C-SPAN video presentation is an engaging and humanizing history of the 1918 influenza pandemic, its toll on local communities and the decades-long effort to develop scientific understanding for preventive measures like vaccines. Approximately 1-hour long.
This collaborative group of national public health leaders are committed to “one strong voice” in efforts to prevent childhood influenza. The site has an impressive list of online resources, including multilingual resources.