Remember our responses to the 2009-2010 H1N1 Pandemic?  One of the reasons why Arizona’s public health responses were so effective was that we had a well researched and tested pandemic readiness plan.  But… public health readiness isn’t a static process, and once the pandemic was finished we set out to revise our plan with lessons learned.  Over the last few months our public health preparedness team has put together a new and improved 2011 Pandemic Influenza Response Plan.  Hopefully we won’t need it in the near future- but as you might recall from the last influenza pandemic- novel viruses come at unexpected times and without warning… so it makes sense to stay on your toes.