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Pandemic Preparedness for Faith-Based Organizations

Course Materials

These resources are available to help local leaders teach pandemic preparedness for their community’s faith-based organizations. No training or fee is required to use the materials. The Extension Disaster Education Network encourages that the resources be used for local planning.

The materials are appropriate to accommodate churches, congregations, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship. Please adapt the information to meet your needs.

A future goal is to provide examples of completed pandemic preparedness plans by a variety of faith-based organizations. If you have a completed plan you’d be willing to share, please send it to

Instructor Guide

Section 1

Reducing Illness and Death from a Pandemic in Your Faith-based Organization (FBO)
Instructor Guide
PowerPoint Slides

Section 2

Building Hope: Understanding the Potential Impact of a Pandemic and Creating a Plan
PowerPoint Slides 
Considering the impact: Brainstorm (Handout 2.1) (.doc)
Potential Impacts (Handout 2.2) (.doc)

Section 3

Putting Your Community Back Together: The Role of Your Faith-based Organization
Instructor Guide
PowerPoint Slides

Pandemic Preparedness and Response Plan Template
Community Recovery Plan Template

Certificate of Completion

Evaluation (coming soon)

Additional Resources – Health and Human Services
Seasonal Flu versus Pandemic Flu – Health and Human Services
Ebola Virus Disease – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
HIV/Aids – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Cover Your Cough – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – includes posters in multiple languages
Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – includes information, videos, lessons, activities, posters in multiple languages
Why Don't We Do It In Our Sleeves? Coughing and Sneezing Hygienically – ORL Productions – videos in multiple languages

If you have questions about or suggestions for this program, contact Becky Koch at or 701 231-7875.


Last Updated:10/21/2014 9:10 PM

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