Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response – Resources
Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response.
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars
Up-to-date guidance for clinicians from subject matter experts on key emergency preparedness and response topics. Many recent calls are focused on COVID-19 vaccination and related concerns. Slides and webinar recordings for past COCA calls are available.
Date: 05/2022 Type: Calendar/Event List Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Public Health Foundation: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Training
A list of COVID-19 training opportunities available through the TRAIN Learning Network. Includes training options for public health, healthcare, and emergency preparedness professionals addressing COVID-19, vaccination, contact tracing, crisis and emergency risk communication, infection control, and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Date: 05/2022 Type: Tutorial/Training Sponsoring organization: Public Health Foundation view details
COVID-19 County Workforce Deficit Estimator
Online tool showing county-level projected COVID-19 hospitalizations and intensive care unit (ICU) bed counts estimated to occur in the next 30 days, as well as estimated number of available critical care physicians in the county and the number available for each 12-hour shift. Intended to help state and federal planners ensure a sufficient heath workforce for COVID-19.
Date: 04/2022 Type: Tool Sponsoring organization: Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity view details
2021 National Preparedness Report
Summarizes progress made and challenges that remain in building and sustaining capabilities needed to prevent and recover from threats and incidents that pose the greatest risk to the nation. Uses events of 2020, including the COVID pandemic, to draw conclusions about national risk and capabilities and identifies management opportunities to build those capabilities and reduce risk. Includes a section on inequities affecting rural residents, including longer response times for emergency medical services and healthcare facility closures.
Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Federal Emergency Management Agency view details
Emergency Management Resource Guide
An overview of features and functions of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (FirstNet), which agencies might use before, during, and after an emergency. Covers topics applicable for coordinating response in rural and remote areas or when an emergency operations center has been activated. Includes reference links and suggestions for obtaining additional information.
Date: 09/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: FirstNet Authority view details
Emergency Preparedness Information Session with CMS
Recording of a September 15, 2021, webinar discussing health center emergency preparedness planning in compliance with federal, state, and local requirements. Provides an overview of recent regulatory changes and clarifications.
Date: 09/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration view details
Disaster Resiliency and Recovery Resources: A Guide for Rural Communities
Provides an overview of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) programs and services for rural residents, businesses, and communities impacted by disasters, as well as programs that support long-term planning and recovery efforts. Includes information on technical assistance providers to help rural planning and recovery efforts. Highlights examples of how three rural communities used USDA RD programs to aid their recovery.
Date: 09/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development view details
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