EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE RESOURCES
HOW TO RECEIVE DISASTER ASSISTANCE
Contact your L&C District Office
Call your L&C District Offices ASAP to notify of clinic operation status. Here is the regulation requiring licensed clinics to do so.
Contact your Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC)
If you have an emergency/disaster incident medical or health resources request, contact your county’s Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC). The MHOAC fulfills responsibilities that include the coordination of disaster medical and health resources, to include healthcare personnel. The MHOAC may activate the Disaster Healthcare Volunteers (DHV) Program to allow volunteer healthcare professionals to deploy and assist in disasters. Visit this link for your local MHOAC.
Regional Disaster Medical and Health Coordinator (RDMHC)
If you request cannot be filled with the local Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator MHOAC, the request may be directed to the Regional Disaster Medical and Health Coordinator (RDMHC) by the MHOAC. The RDMHC is responsible for supporting the mutual aid requests of the MHOAC for disaster response within the region and providing mutual aid support to other areas of the state in assistance to the state medical response system. The RDMHC also serves as an information source to the state medical and health response system. Visit this link for RDMHC Information.
Disaster Healthcare Volunteers Program Information
Direct Relief provides targeted assistance to help safety net providers prepare for and respond to emergencies. Response efforts—which include distribution of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, personal care items, equipment, and cash—are swift, involve local partners, and are coordinated with other nonprofit organizations and public health authorities to ensure the most effective use of resources.
Senior Program Manager, Katie Lewis: Cell =805-440-2948 and KLewis@directrelief.org
Director, U.S. Programs, Damon Taugher: Cell =805-403-3345 and DTaugher@DirectRelief.org
FEDERAL DISASTER RELIEF RESOURCES
Emergency Preparedness and Response Resources for People Experiencing Homelessness
Disaster Relief Resources from Capital Link
To assist health centers in obtaining Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding for damaged or destroyed facilities, Capital Link (a BPHC-funded NCA) has developed Disaster Relief Resources, a series of resources supported by HRSA. Please note, FEMA resources can be used for any area where disaster is declared, such as areas affected by California wildfires.
National Health Care for the Homeless Council, a BPHC-funded NCA, offers emergency preparedness resources to meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness. Many of these resources were developed by the Council on Disaster Planning for People Experiencing Homelessness.
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DISASTER RESOURCES
SAMHSA Resources - Traumatic Events and Disasters
Visit their website to learn about who is most at risk for emotional distress from incidents of mass violence and where to find disaster-related resources.
The Disaster Distress Helpline offers emotional support after disasters like Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey and tragedies like the recent Las Vegas shooting. If you are having a hard time coping, it can help to reach out to someone. The Disaster Distress Helpline is available 24/7/365, by text or by phone, in English and in Spanish. Learn More >>
Unplanned evacuations during a disaster can cause great stress on a community and on the individuals in that community. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry offers Helping Families Deal with the Stress of Relocation After a Disaster—a handy guide for practitioners to offer patients in need of behavioral health support.
SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Care - Trauma
National Council of Behavioral Health Trauma Informed Care Resources
HOW TO HELP
You can make a difference, help people affected by disasters big and small.
Blood donations help millions of patients in need. To make the journey from “arm to arm,” every unit goes through a series of steps and tests to ensure that it is as safe as can be.
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLANNING
Kaiser Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA)
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLANNING
Communications Plan Template
Evacuation Plan Template
Emergency Operations Plan Template
Shelter-in-Place Plan Template
Multi-Year Training & Exercise Plan (MYTEP) Template
Training Pre- and Post- Test Template
Emergency Preparedness Guidelines for CHCs
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