Please view this video on Emergency Preparedness Planning from the CHC's Weitzman Institute focusing on the role of FQHC leadership, staff support, and key strategies for preparedness and easing anxiety.
FQHC’s Emergency Preparedness
Community Health Center, Inc.
Sharing Our Best Practices
Veena Channamsetty, MD, FAAFP
Chief Medical Officer – CHC, Inc.
Mary Blankson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Chief Nursing Officer – CHC, Inc.
Natalie Bycenski, MSN, RN
Nurse Manager, Chair of Infection Control – CHC, Inc.
Review Established Plan
Emergency Preparedness Planning
Readiness assessment & risk assessment
Review Established Emergency Preparedness Plan
Understand the evidence and guidelines to address
Operationalize guidelines to each practice
Acknowledge how challenges are similar across sites and
Support your teams
The Role of Leadership
Personal protective equipment
Remote working policies
Communicate often and to everyone
Identify point person who regularly
reviews updated CDC guidance
Proactively reserve time to communicate
Cleaning and disinfecting
COVID-19’s Global Spread: NIH’s Lead
on Coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Talks
about the Growing Epidemic and
Whether America is Safe
What You Need to Know About
COVID-19 with Dr. Saad Omer of
the Yale Institute for Global Health
Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times
correspondent and Executive Producer of
the Netflix documentary “Pandemic: How
to Prevent an Outbreak,” Dr. Sheri Fink