There is a clear need within the Carolinas to develop a consensus on recommendations for responding to future pandemics in a more coordinated and timely fashion. The degree of devastation wrought by these pandemics will be determined by factors like a strong health and public health infrastructure, a well-prepared workforce, strong disaster response infrastructure, a robust social services safety net and adequate access to personal protective equipment, medicine and vaccines.
The Carolinas Pandemic Preparedness Taskforce was guided by a focus on equity, a cross-sector approach to health and well-being, and attention to the needs of vulnerable populations and historically marginalized communities. For more information compiled by IMPH regarding COVID-19 response, visit our COVID-19 Resources page
Steering Committee Meetings: March 2021 – April 2022
Taskforce meetings: July 2021 – April 2022
Final Report: August 2022