The threat of emergency disasters and medical surges to the nation’s hospital and healthcare systems has always been present. Carson City Health and Human Services receives grant funds from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response to assist local hospitals and healthcare system partners in the prevention, response, and rapid recovery from these threats.
When it comes to a healthcare systems response, it takes a village. Agencies throughout the community come together to form healthcare coalitions targeted to identify response assets, write and assemble plans, to organize and implement the mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery actions of medical and healthcare providers in a jurisdiction’s healthcare system.
Carson City Health and Human Services participates in the following healthcare coalitions:
Douglas County Healthcare Coalition
The Douglas County Healthcare Coalition is a partnership of healthcare agencies, providers, and community partners working together to promote, consolidate, and coordinate a unified response to emergencies affecting our community.
The coalition endeavors to develop and promote emergency preparedness and response capabilities of Douglas County healthcare entities by:
Strengthening medical surge capacity and capabilities
Building relationships and partnerships
Facilitating communication, information and resource sharing
Maximizing movement and utilization of existing resources
Coordinating training, drills, and exercises
Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties
The Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties is a grassroots based partnership whose vision is to mobilize, share, and collaborate for healthy communities where all have opportunities to grow, live and learn. Their mission is to strive to promote and support sustainable, culturally inclusive prevention services, community initiatives, and capacity building systems that address all factions of a healthy community for all members. The coalition membership focuses on federal, state and local agencies, service providers, and community members who work in strategy teams such as youth prevention, senior issues, and basic health issues to address needs as they surface in our communities. Our strategy teams lead the coalition members and task forces to help meet those needs through effective collaboration.
Inter-Hospital Coordinating Council
The Inter-Hospital Coordinating Council was organized in 1994 for the purposes of collaborating and coordinating the efforts of healthcare facilities and community stakeholders to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from hazards impacting Northern Nevada’s healthcare community and their patients.
Activities of the IHCC shall include, but are not limited to:
Collaborating and sharing preparedness information between healthcare organizations as well as community preparedness partners.
Coordinating preparedness activities and training among healthcare organizations as well as community preparedness partners.
Sharing information, best practices, and lessons learned between healthcare organizations as well as community preparedness partners.
Rural Healthcare Preparedness Partners (RHPP)
The Rural Hospital Preparedness Partners is a partnership or rural community hospitals and healthcare facilities organized for the purpose of collaborating and coordinating the efforts of healthcare facilities and community stakeholders to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from hazards impacting Rural Nevada’s healthcare community and their patients. The RHPP meets in-person every quarter at different hosting locations throughout the rural community and has regularly scheduled webinars in between the in-person meetings.
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program – Healthcare Preparedness Capabilites
Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan Guidelines for Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities
Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning Template for Long-Term Care Facilities
Nevada POLST Newsletter – February 2015
Healthcare Facility Preparedness Evaluation Form
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
TRACIE|Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Information
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March 5, 2014 – NV Division of Public & Behavioral Health: Saline Shortage in Nevada and Nationwide
September 12, 2011 – Nevada State Health Division: Use of Tdap Vaccines in ERs, Urgent Cares and for Health Care Workers
June 1, 2011 – Nevada State Health Division: Nevada Immunization Requirements for Public and Private School Attendance