Below is a list of resources alphabetically by subject matter that our partners may need to access periodically. If you do not see something you need, please email or call the Region 7 office. Resources are added weekly.
The Disaster Resistant Community Group created an online video library for just-in-time training during an emergency response. The videos found in this library cover disaster related mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery training for a wide variety areas. Read More>>
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) 2015 Network Profile of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) has been released and is available online. This report offers a snapshot of the MRC program nationwide. In support of public health and emergency response services, the MRC network covers 91% of the U.S. population. Some MRC unit statistics to note include the following:
67% are housed within a local health department
93% offer in-person CPR/first aid/automated external defibrillator (AED) training
19% participated in emergency response last year; responding to natural disasters, infectious disease outbreaks, hazardous materials spills, foodborne illness, and others
82% verify medical credentials of their medical volunteers through the ESAR-VHP system (i.e., MI Volunteer Registry)
Archived Webinar Brian Bunnett, Chair, Public Services Department, from the Cunningham Memorial Library at Indiana State University spoke about the library's current Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project. The Library, in partnership with Vigo County Emergency Management, has been exploring roles for integrating librarians into the planning and response activities of local disaster management groups and developing training sessions using disaster health information resources from the National Library of Medicine.
Evaluating Emergency Preparedness and Response Trainings: A Knowledge Repository
The Public Health Foundation released a new framework for evaluating public health emergency preparedness training. Read More>>
HIPAA AND DISASTERS: WHAT EMERGENCY PROFESSIONALS NEED TO KNOW
Disasters and emergencies can strike at anytime with little or no warning and the local healthcare system in the midst of an emergency response can be rapidly inundated with patients, worried family and friends looking for their loved ones, and media organizations requesting patient information. Knowing what information can be released, to whom, and under what circumstances, is critical for healthcare facilities in disaster response. This guide is designed to answer frequently asked questions regarding the release of information about patients following an incident. Read More>>
CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Resources at Your Fingertips
Attached is the American Hospital Association (AHA) and American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) Regulatory Advisory – Final Emergency Preparedness Rule and ASPR TRACIEAHA/ASHE regulatory advisory on the CMS Emergency Preparedness final rule, which was distributed to AHA members
*NEW* European Centers for Disease Control (ECDC) releases its first mobile application: infectious disease threats on the go
ECDC has released a new Threat Reports app, a free and open access application that gives you direct access to key updates and reports on communicable disease threats of concern to the EU on your mobile device. Read More>>