In a recent survey of U.S. organizations, over 75 percent of respondents reported that their organizations currently have a business continuity plan, although only 55.6 percent of private organizations address the H1N1 flu. A slight majority of 51.6 percent of organizations reported that their senior management has communicated that it is very important to prepare for a possible swine flu epidemic. The Pandemic Prevention Council has released its survey results and analysis in the form of a White Paper, available at www.PreventPandemic.org.

The overall survey results show that organizations have made great strides to prepare against the possibility of pandemic. "The results suggest that senior management's communication and prioritization is an essential element for preparation. Although that concept might seem basic, senior management must take the time to make continuity planning a clear and primary initiative," said Jon Desenberg, Senior Policy Director of member organization, The Performance Institute.