EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EDUCATION/RESOURCES
September is National Preparedness Month
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.
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:
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
TECHNICAL AND SITUATIONAL AWARENESS RESOURCES
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.
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