Essential Service #5: Develop Policies and Plans

Policy iconDevelop Policies and Plans 

Develop policies and plans that support individual and community environmental public health efforts

The alignment of resources and strategies to develop policies and plans that support individual and community vector health efforts involves implementing an effective governmental presence at the local, state, and tribal levels.

Vector program activities that fit into Essential Service #5 include, but aren’t limited to:

  1.       Build understanding and support for having a response plan for vector-borne disease
  2.       Develop a response plan for vector-borne disease
  3.       Develop policies that support response plan objectives

Tools

Creating a Mosquito Control Policy A guide for understanding and developing effective and enforceable mosquito control policies

Public Health Confronts the Mosquito A guide for developing sustainable state and local mosquito control programs focused on planning ahead, involving others, using the best science/data, and informing the public
 

Resources 

Mosquito Control Policies and Plans

New Hanover County Board of Health Mosquito Control Policy 

The Town of Highland Park Mosquito Control Policy

California Mosquito-Borne Virus Surveillance and Response Plan 

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