EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EDUCATION/RESOURCES


September is National Preparedness Month

Know Plan Prepare Campaign Announced

Emergency Preparedness Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness for the important work being done to ensure our communities are safe, healthy, and ready for emergencies. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management (OPEM) is sponsoring a statewide campaign to encourage Massachusetts residents, families, and communities to make plans and prepare for public health and medical emergencies, threats, and disasters. Be sure to click on the link above for more details about this year’s planned activities.

Public Health Emerging Infectious Disease Workshop Finalized Resources

Below, please find the finalized resources and materials from the 4AB emergency dispensing workshop held on Thursday June 6th from 9:00-4:00 at the hotel Verve crown plaza in Natick. Additional resources from the workshop can be found in the previous post.

Emergency Dispensing Site Workshop- Workbook (Final)

Emergency Dispensing Site Workshop- Presentation Slides (Final)

Emergency Dispensing Site Workshop Evaluation

Emergency Dispensing Site Workshop Agenda

Public Health Emerging Infectious Disease Workshop Resources

Thank you to those who were able to attend the Public Health emergency dispensing workshop held on Thursday June 6th from 9:00-4:00 at the hotel Verve crown plaza in Natick. As part of the workshop a multitude of resources has been made available for emergency dispensing site planning from MDPH’s Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management and the CDC. Resources shared from the workshop can be found below:

Emerging Infectious Disease Guidance for EDS Planning Participant Workbook

Emerging Infectious Disease Guidance for EDS Planning Facilitator Workbook

Emerging Infectious Disease Workshop Presentation

EID Resources Mapping Table

CDC Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist

Responsibilities of Local Infectious Disease Coordinator

ARMED! ARE YOU READY?

In 2013, the Region 4AB Hospitals hosted Voices of Experience: The Impact of Violence on Health Care Settings. From this conference an Active Shooter Toolkit and was developed by an Active Shooter Toolkit Workgroup, sponsored by the Region 4AB Hospitals, with funding from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), as part of the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP), through a contract with the Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The Workgroup, in partnership with the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) and Last Minute Productions produced the educational videos below titled: “Armed! Are you read?”

ACTIVE SHOOTER TOOLKIT



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Bi-Annual HHS emPOWER data collection

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The Massachusetts Survivor and Family Assistance Plan

The Survivor and Family Assistance plan focuses on identifying resources and capabilities of local, regional, state, federal, non-governmental agencies, and private non-profit organizations, and on developing and setting forth a framework and organizational structure for the coordination of resources and capabilities in order to assist impacted communities in providing survivor and family assistance following a mass casualty or mass fatality incident. Roles and responsibilities for some of the agencies and organizations that may have a significant role in the implementation of this plan is outlined within. This Plan is intended to expand upon and coordinate actions taken under the Massachusetts Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, as well as the existing Emergency Operations Plans of state agencies and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that have operational responsibilities for establishing, maintaining, and/or delivering services at Family Reception Centers or Family Assistance Centers.


Incident Command System (ICS) Resources     December 26, 2017   Find the resources to learn more about the implementation of ICS in your community or facility.

Incident Command System (ICS) Resources

December 26, 2017

Find the resources to learn more about the implementation of ICS in your community or facility.


EDUCATION PROGRAMS

FEMA Emergency Management Institute

FEMA Independent Study Program

Columbia University National Center for Disaster Preparedness

DelValle/Hospital Preparedness Program Voices of Experience: Recovering After Disaster Conferences, 2011-2014 Files

All conference videos and files can be accessed via this link: https://delvalle.bphc.org/mod/wiki/view.php?pageid=146