Listening to Communities: Pandemic Flu and You
Listening to Communities invites Grant County residents to join together to figure out how our communities could survive a global outbreak of disease - a pandemic. The effects of an influenza pandemic will reach every sector of our communities:
- Health-care systems will be overloaded and medical supplies inadequate
- Schools and businesses will close and events will be cancelled
- Supplies - including food and medicines - will be difficult to obtain
- Services such as water, electricity, and natural gas may be cut off
You can't stop a pandemic - but you can prepare. Please attend a Listening to Communities meeting to find out the latest information about the threat and take part in creating an organized response to pandemic conditions.
Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding pandemic diseases,
Panel Presentation and Silver City Town Hall Meeting
- Margot White, J.D., University of New Mexico Institute for Public Health
- Gary Stailey, Chair, Grant County Community Health Council
- James Marshall, Gila Regional Medical Center
- Other speakers TBA
When: Saturday, October 21, 2-6 p.m.
Where: Grant County Administration Building, 1400 E Hwy 180
Cliff/Gila Town Hall Meeting
When: Sunday, October 22, 2-6 p.m.
Where: Cliff School, 622 State Hwy 211
Mining District Town Hall Meeting
When: Saturday, October 28, 2-6 p.m.
Where: Bayard Community Center, 290 Hurley Ave.
Mimbres Town Hall Meeting
When: Sunday, October 29, 2-6 p.m.
Where: Mimbres EMS Building, Highway 35
Listening to Communities sponsors include the UNM Institute for Public Health, NMDOH Office of Health Emergency Management, Grant County Office of Emergency Management, Grant County Community Health Council, Gila Regional Medical Center, and the BlackRange Resource Conservation and Development Council.
Questions or comments? Can't attend a meeting but want to participate? Call 575.388.1198
The Deadliest Epidemic: The Spanish Influenza Outbreak, 1918-1919
Griffon Campbell, PhD
Saturday, October 15, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Silver City Museum, 312 West Broadway
Join medical historian Griffon Campbell for a look at the deadliest outbreak of influenza in history. The "Spanish flu" (which is now thought to have started in Kansas) traveled three times throughout the earth 1918-1919, killing off more people than the Black Death (bubonic plague). Learn what happened during the 1918-1919 pandemic and how it affected Silver City. Dr. Campbell will also discuss the basics about how viruses work - and why health organizations worldwide are concerned that another pandemic is on the way.
All information is provided by UNM Institute for Public Health and NMDOH Office of Health Emergency Management. The Health Council takes no responsibility for the effectiveness of the posted information and guides.
Last Updated on Saturday, 16 November 2013 18:01