Emergency Preparedness

The importance of preparing ourselves for disasters is universal. Emergencies can happen anywhere - at home or at work - and everyone must take action to prepare for emergencies in case something unexpected happens. This is very important to health centers which need to get back to the business of providing health care to their patients, keep revenue coming in, and payroll going out. In fact, Community Health Centers are required by HRSA to have an emergency plan in place.

The Nevada Primary Care Association (NVPCA) collaborates with the 
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)California Primary Care Association (CPCA), and a National Emergency Preparedness Coalition to provide trainings and information related to emergency preparedness and training.


To request more information on utilizing Emergency Preparedness within your health center, please contact: 
Jim Godwin

Resources

Tracie (HHS) -  The Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange features resource materials, a help line, just-in-time suggestions and tools to share info from real-life experiences in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters. TRACIE is the nation’s first and most comprehensive system of resources designed specifically to help communities better prepare for and manage the health impacts of disasters.
 
Emergencies Happen - Prepare Now (NACHC) -This guide provides information, tools, and templates that will assist health centers as they develop and implement comprehensive emergency management programs
 
Business Continuity Plan Template (NACHC and PCDC) - In the face of a disaster, health centers must manage their ability to continue caring for the patients in the community. Maintaining operations in the event of a disaster becomes possible through effective business continuity planning. This template will guide you in the process of developing a comprehensive business continuity plan for your health center.
     
Rural Communities and Emergency Preparedness (HRSA) - This compendium provides guidance and information for rural health centers.