Hawaii Pandemic Flu Public Engagement Program

The Hawaii State Department of Health (HDOH) public engagement demonstration project on pandemic influenza invites the people of Hawaii to enter into thoughtful dialogue addressing the question: “Who should receive vaccine in the early days of a pandemic when supplies are limited?” HDOH and project partners will actively recruit citizens and stakeholders from all sectors, integrating public engagement principles with culturally appropriate practices to design and implement a series of activities including community-based forums, a live, call-in public television series highlighting different perspectives on the priorities issue, a newspaper-linked blog, and radio public service announcements translated for non-English speaking audiences. The project seeks to increase public awareness and understanding of federal and state guidance regarding current vaccine priority group recommendations, and to engage the public in deliberation and discussion of their ideas, concerns and suggestions regarding pending policy decisions.

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The Hawaii State Department of Health (HDOH) public engagement demonstration project on pandemic influenza invites the people of Hawaii to enter into thoughtful HTTP://admin.icma.org/ewebeditpro2/upload/Hawaii_Color_logo_web_size.jpgdialogue addressing the question: “Who should receive the vaccine in the early days of a pandemic when supplies are limited?”

HDOH and project partners will actively recruit citizens and stakeholders from all sectors, integrating public engagement principles with culturally appropriate practices to design and implement a series of activities, including community-based forums; a live, call-in public television series highlighting different perspectives on the priorities issue; a newspaper-linked blog; and radio public service announcements translated for non-English speaking audiences. 

The project seeks to increase public awareness and understanding of federal and state guidance regarding current vaccine priority group recommendations, and to engage the public in deliberation and discussion of their ideas, concerns, and suggestions regarding pending policy decisions. 

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