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Emergency Preparedness Policies & Procedures Guide: A Resource Tool for Local Health Departments [ Word ]
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This “Best Practices Resource Guide” will help public health agencies develop and implement special policies and procedures during an emergency. Please note that this tool is currently being revised and a new version will be released in 2012.


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Emergency Preparedness Policies and Procedures Guide

Product details

Author: Dekalb County Board of Health Advanced Practice Center, revised by the Multnomah County Advanced Practice Center
Related Topics: Continuity of Operations Planning, Risk Communication
Suggested Audiences: Administrative/clerical staff, Administrators/managers, Communication Specialists, Health officials, Planners, Policy makers/analysts, Rural Public Health Professionals
Product PHEP Capabilities: Capability 9: Medical Materiel Management and Distribution, Capability 11: Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions, Capability 14: Responder Safety and Health, Capability 15: Volunteer Management, Capability 4: Emergency Public Information and Warning

Goals and Objectives:

Examples of the policies and procedures included in the Guide:

• Human resources/personnel issues (e.g., duty to report to work in an emergency, Fair Labor Standards Act, sick leave, overtime, credentialing of volunteers, employee assistance)
• Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP)
• Security
• Multiple uses of facilities in an emergency
• Procurement and purchasing
• Media relations and communication
• Information technology
• Telecommuting
• Flexible scheduling
• Alternate worksites
• …and other policies and procedures that may be needed during an emergency.