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Public health emergency preparedness

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Public Health Emergency Preparedness
2010


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  • 1. Public Health Emergency Preparedness Jody Erwin Emergency Response Coordinator
  • 2. Where it Started The need for a Public Health response in Emergency Preparedness was highlighted: • Following 9/11 • After anthrax scares in Washington and Florida
  • 3. Planning - Colorado Involves a regional approach to emergency response for all hazards Planners, Epi’s, Trainers, Coordinators
  • 4. Regional Approach • A large scale emergency would likely cross jurisdictional borders • Mutual Aid • Building relationships is imperative for response
  • 5. Public Health Response • No level A / B PPE • No emergency vehicles • Environmental sampling in coordination with local hazmat • No guns, no badges, no sirens • Evolves slowly/geographically dispersed • Decision by committee
  • 6. Public Health Roles Prevention Not Sick Care Surveillance Intervention
  • 7. Prevention • Education • Inspections • Monitoring • Vaccinations
  • 8. Surveillance • Reportable Diseases • Bio-Terror Agents • CEDRS • Trends • Air and Water
  • 9. Intervention • Disease Control Investigation • Food Inspections • Case Interviews • Data/Statistics/Epidemiology • Education/Public Information • Prophylaxis
  • 10. Response • We would do all of these same things except on a larger scale.
  • 11. Grants • Cooperative Agreement/Base Funding • Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) • Pandemic Flu
  • 12. Plans • PHEOP  Overall plan – Strategic National Stockpile/Point of Dispensing Annex – Risk Communications Annex – Chempack Annex – Pandemic Influenza Annex – Mass Fatality Annex – Continuity of Operations (COOP)
  • 13. Strategic National Stockpile • Federally Controlled • Cache of medical supplies/pharmaceuticals • 12-Hour push package • Managed Inventory (MI) • Supplement local inventories • Coordinated by public health • Access via Governors request (GEEERC)
  • 14. How The SNS works • Local airport • Receipt Storage and Staging (RSS) • Regional Transfer Points • Hospitals • Clinics/Dispensing
  • 15. Dispensing Clinics • Known as POD’s (Points of Dispensing) • Location familiar to community • Easy access • Secure /Security • Size considerations • First responders through local inventories
  • 16. Regional Coordination • Clinic operations • Public information • Communications • Integration with first responders • Mutual aid/surge capacity • Alternative delivery methods
  • 17. Incident Command System (ICS) • Developed in response to wildfires • Established Command and Control for multi-agency response
  • 18. ICS • Proven on-scene, all-hazard concept Interdisciplinary and organizationally flexible • Appropriate for all types of incidents • Based on organizational best practices
  • 19. ICS Features • Common terminology • Organizational resources • Manageable span of control • Organizational facilities • Use of position titles • Reliance on an Incident Action Plan • Integrated communications • Accountability
  • 20. Common Terminology ICS requires: Common terminology. • “Clear” text. • Reduces confusion between ICS role and day-to-day role.
  • 21. Span of Control • From 3 to 7 reporting elements per supervisor • 5 reporting elements per supervisor is optimum
  • 22. IC PIO Safety Officer Liaison Officer Planning Section Chief Operations Section Chief Logistics Section Chief Finance Section Chief Command and General Staff
  • 23. Incident Command: 2009 H1N1 Emergency Operations Incident Commander Joint Information Center Safety IMT Division Supervisor Public Health Supervisor VNA Clinical Supervisor Public Safety Supervisor PIO Communication s Logistics Spokesperson Patient Intake Behavioral Health VNA Clinical Lead Law Enforcement EMS R1 Staff
  • 24. JCDHE Teams • Incident management Team (IMT) • Epidemiology Response Team
  • 25. Response Partners • Public Health • Hospitals • Law Enforcement • Fire • EMS • Schools • CERT • Community Corrections • Emergency Managers • Medical Examiner • State Health Department • CDC • RETAC • DOT • Mental Health • Volunteer Organizations • Other Agencies
  • 26. COTRAIN • Colorado Training Database • Tracking • Registration
  • 27. COHAN • Document Sharing • Dialogics
  • 28. Project Public Health Ready PPHR • Standardizes our department • Requires top to bottom support of EP • Should increase funding opportunities
  • 29. Contacts • Jody Erwin 303-271-8391 • Jesse Weaver 303-271-8394 • Christine Billings 303-271-5742

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