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Introduction: About the SPIVA Toolkit

Preparing for Vaccine-Preventable Pandemics

We’ve developed the Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Vaccination Assessment (SPIVA) Toolkit for local health department staff and others involved in planning and preparing for H1N1 and other potential vaccine-preventable pandemics.  The SPIVA Toolkit complements the mass vaccination implementation guidance provided by state and federal agencies to local health departments.


Community Assessment as a Preparedness Tool

If you’re looking for ways to inform effective educational and clinic services to improve vaccine uptake, the SPIVA Toolkit shows that community assessment, a key public health function, is appropriate for infectious disease emergency preparedness.


Benefits of Using the SPIVA Toolkit


Toolkit Components 

The SPIVA toolkit is designed to use in part, or in whole.  The toolkit highlights three data-collection methods for community assessment: key informant interviews, focus groups, and community-based surveys.  We describe those methods, identify their purposes, include practice tips, and present field examples throughout the toolkit.  Each section of the toolkit provides guidance and examples pertaining to different aspects of community assessment.  Each of the appendices can be used as a stand-alone resource to augment existing plans or assist with ongoing community assessments.  Taken as a whole, this toolkit provides guidance, examples, and functional resources to assist users with implementing community assessments in their jurisdiction.


The SPIVA Toolkit provides the following sections:


Download the SPIVA Toolkit Introduction

Download the entire SPIVA Toolkit


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The San Francisco Bay Area Advanced Practice Center represents a partnership between the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the UC Berkeley Center for Infectious Diseases and Emergency Readiness.  This program is funded by the National Association of County and City Health Officials in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.