What is the Colorado Health Alert Network?
The Colorado Health Alert Network is a statewide, integrated information and communication system intended for the distribution of health alerts; dissemination of prevention guidelines, for example guidelines to contain the spread of illness; and communication with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) all-hazards preparedness and response program. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Health Alert Network (HAN) communications are most frequently distributed to infection control practitioners, disease physicians, emergency departments, local public health agencies, laboratories, coroners, and key state stakeholders.
The purpose of the Health Alert Network (HAN) is to:
HAN Communications and Classification Levels:
There are several HAN classification levels as defined by the CDC, which will be used by Colorado HAN to classify the messages. Each HAN classification level is clearly stated at the beginning of each communication. This is to aid in quick identification and differentiation of HAN messages from other types of communications.
Information flows from one level to the next as illustrated below:
HAN communications can be initiated by authorized personnel at Federal, State, or local public health level.
More Information: Any questions, or to be added to the Colorado Health Alert Network, please email the Colorado Health Alert Network program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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