A healthy community is a resilient community boh 2010Presentation Transcript
A Healthy Community is A Resilient Community Public Health Preparedness Focus 2010 - 2013
EP Three Year Cycles
2004 – 2007 Mass Prophylaxis
2007 – 2010 Hospital/Medical Surge
2010 – 2013 National Health Security Strategy
National Health Security Strategy
The purpose of the National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) is to refocus the patchwork of disparate public health and medical preparedness, response, and recovery strategies in order to ensure that the nation is prepared for, protected from, and resilient in the face of health threats or incidents with potentially negative health consequences. This refocusing will strengthen the community, integrate response and recovery systems, generate a framework for accountability and continuous quality improvement, and create seamless coordination between all levels of the medical system. The resulting NHSS will provide a common vision for how the nation will achieve national health security.
National Health Security
National health security is a state in which the nation and its people are prepared for, protected from, and resilient in the face of health threats or incidents with potentially negative health consequences.
Foster informed, empowered individuals and communities
Develop and maintain the workforce
Ensure situational awareness
Foster integrated, scalable healthcare delivery systems
Ensure timely and effective communications
Promote an effective countermeasures enterprise
Ensure prevention or mitigation of environmental and emerging threats
Incorporate post-incident health recovery into planning and response
Work to enhance national health security
Ensure all systems are based on good science and quality improvement
When something goes wrong, do you tend to bounce back or fall apart? When you have resilience, you harness inner strengths and rebound more quickly from a setback or challenge, whether it's a job loss, an illness, a disaster or the death of a loved one. In contrast, if you lack resilience, you tend to dwell on problems, feel victimized, become overwhelmed and turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms. You may even be more inclined to develop mental health problems.
Because disaster disrupts so many aspects of daily life, many problems for disaster survivors are immediate and practical in nature. People may need help locating missing loved ones; finding temporary housing, clothing, and food; obtaining transportation; applying for financial assistance, unemployment insurance, building permits, income tax assistance; getting medical care, replacement of eyeglasses or medications; obtaining help with demolition, digging out and clean-up.
Health and Resiliency
Continued work with special needs
Continued work with other programs
Encouraging community preparedness
Mental health training
JCPH Program Integration
Produce Fairs/Food Security
Environmental Health/Community Plans
Community Health Assessment
Plans & Training
Maintain supplies and plans
Know your neighbors/community
Understand your needs
Good data to drive all of our programs
Community health assessment
What services we provide and how
An adequately sized, capable, and diverse workforce is a key ingredient of health security systems. The workforce for national health security includes but is not limited to employees in public health, health care, homeland security, pre-hospital emergency medical systems, volunteers and others.
During National Preparedness Month, we stress the importance of strengthening the security and resiliency of our Nation through systematic preparation for the full range of hazards threatening the United States in the 21st century, including natural disasters, cyber attacks, pandemic disease, and acts of terrorism