Emergency Preparedness for H1N1

Dates: 2009-2010

State: Massachusetts

Client(s): MA Department of Public Health Emergencies

Service: Health Care & Public Health Planning

Technical Expertise: State and Local Public Health


JSI assisted the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Bureau (EPB) as they worked to address outbreaks of the novel H1N1 influenza virus.

JSI worked to provide documented guidance and protocols for the state Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) as well as health care facility SNS shortages for H1N1. JSI also helped put in place systems for tracking scheduled flu vaccination clinics and distribution of assets from the state SNS for H1N1. JSI assisted with activities to prepare the After Action Report. As part of this activity, JSI worked in partnership with Harvard University to conduct interviews with selected key stakeholders who were involved in the planning, coordinating. and addressing the H1N1 pandemic.

JSI analyzed and prepared a report on data collected by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Bureau from hospitals in Massachusetts on their stock status and usage of N95s and surgical masks.

Learn more about the initiative: Rapid rollout of pandemic response in Massachusetts