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Prepare for medical surge by engaging community pharmacies/pharmacists with preparedness efforts.

Federal, state, and local governments must reach out to pharmacists to ensure that they are included in policy decisions and emergency planning, and to seek their input on the pharmaceutical needs of vulnerable populations. Rx4Prep is an interactive, educational website to help local health departments obtain information about collaborating with pharmacies and connect with other users.

Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ Website, Podcast ]

Foster relationships with community partners and incorporate volunteers into local preparedness and response.

This toolkit was developed to help hospitals and public health agencies integrate volunteer support into hospital inpatient, emergency department, and incident response operations through deployment of just-in-time training (JITT) and exercise curricula.

Mesa County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ Podcast, Website ]

This module provides an engaging educational experience that simulates field-based decisions related to environmental health issues for two scenarios: a major flood and a chemical spill caused by a train derailment.

Twin Cities Metro Advanced Practice Center, revised by the Mesa County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ Website, Podcast, PowerPoint, Word, PDF ]

This web-based training course focuses on the role of environmental health professionals in emergency preparedness.

Divided into two modules, “Emergency Preparedness and Response Fundamentals” and “Putting Principles into Practice,” this course addresses basic environmental health concepts important to front-line staff with years of experience as well as those new to the field.

Twin Cities Metro Advanced Practice Center, revised by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department Advanced Practice Center
 
[ CD, Podcast ]
This toolkit is intended to assist healthcare facilities in thinking through critical issues related to healthcare surge and to create comprehensive plans to address these needs including: providing medical surge capacity; patient tracking within the hospital and during patient forwarding activities; status reporting; requesting resources and establishing alternate care sites. The Hospital Surge Capacity Toolkit is designed to give you easy access to all the documents you will need to create your program.
Santa Clara County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ PDF, Word, HostedVideo, Podcast ]

Inclusive Just-in-Time Training (I-JITT) for Mass Prophylaxis/POD Operations is a comprehensive and systematic toolkit designed to support individuals leading and responding to a public health emergency. Its approach to training is aligned with best practice from the field of adult learning theory.

The toolkit consists of five components: Implementation Instructions for the Preparedness Planner, an Operational Briefing Checklist for the Mass Prophylaxis/POD Supervisor, a Field Training Guide for Team Leaders (complete with Job Action Sheets), a “Go-Guide” job aide for surge responders to utilize during an incident, and a short evaluation form to evaluate the I-JITT approach.

Multnomah County Advanced Practice Center
 

[ PDF, HostedVideo, Word, Podcast ]

Inclusive Just-in-Time Training (I-JITT) for Public Health Investigations is a comprehensive and systematic toolkit designed to support individuals leading and responding to a public health emergency. Its approach to training is aligned with best practice from the field of adult learning theory.

The toolkit consists of five components: Implementation Instructions for the Preparedness Planner, an Operational Briefing Checklist for the Epidemiology/Surveillance Group Supervisor, a Field Training Guide for Team Leaders (complete with Job Action Sheets), a “Go-Guide” job aide for surge responders to utilize during an incident, and a short evaluation form to evaluate the I-JITT approach.

Multnomah County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ Podcast, Website ]

Master the Disaster!LIVE (MTD!/LIVE) is an online, web-based tool that will run on any computer platform (Windows, Linux, or Mac) that offers a simplified, step-by-step process for creating your own customized tabletop exercise (TTX) slide presentation for several chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) and natural disaster scenarios.

Tarrant County Advanced Practice Center
 
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This resource contains peer reviews of a variety of exercise and evaluation documents that have been prepared to assist public health emergency planners. Most are directed to public health practitioners, while some are written for first responders and others are designed for use in a hospital setting, highlighting the roles of partners in emergency preparedness. All may be adapted for use by local health departments.

Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ HostedVideo, CD, Podcast ]

On The Safe Side: A Security Planning Toolkit for Public Health Emergencies was developed to assist local public health agencies, hospitals, and law enforcement agencies in planning for and responding to public health emergencies.

South Carolina Region 7 Advanced Practice Center
 

[ Website, PDF, HostedVideo, Podcast ]
This online training module serves as a companion to our APC white paper on Inclusive Just-in-Time training as well as a primer for LHD leaders and administrators in understanding the model of I-JITT and how it can be adopted, adapted, and tailored in their organization. Learning Objectives By the end of this training, the learner should be able to: Define Inclusive Just-In-Time Training (JITT) Describe how to apply Inclusive JITT in a public health response Explain the importance of incorporating Inclusive JITT into ongoing organizational training and preparedness efforts Describe how to adopt Inclusive JITT at the local level The online module uses the example of Susan, a health administrator, and the type of training she received during a mass vaccination event. Additionally, through the use of video, the module reinforces the learnings and provides examples to illustrate visually, the concepts within. Contained within the course are knowledge checks and interactive activities intended to stimulate the learners in applying the content in the module.
Multnomah County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ PDF, Podcast ]
The Site Signage and Pocket Translator tools were developed for use in Point of Dispensing (POD) operations. They are intended to enhance understanding of POD stations/functional areas and related activities for individuals with limited English proficiency or disability.
Cambridge Advanced Practice Center, revised by the Multnomah County Advanced Practice Center
 

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This guide offers insight to help local public health departments develop a Web-based portal using open source software to facilitate health information exchange between the local health department and schools and childcare facilities.
Tarrant County Advanced Practice Center
 
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Risk Communicating Resources for Rural Areas is a toolkit to help rural public health clinics communicate their message to the community during an emergency or disaster. The goal of this tool is to put comprehensive, accessible, and ready-to-use materials in the hands of local health departments. The tool contains information on the following topics: Communicating during a natural event Communicating during a biological event Communicating during a chemical event Communicating during a radiological event Communicating during a mass vaccination/medical event How to have a Joint Information Center in your community Non-traditional ways to communicate
Ware County Board of Health -- APC Mini Site
 
[ CD, Podcast ]
The Signs for Mass Decontamination provide essential instructions in a simple and easy to understand format to help victims safely navigate through the decontamination process. The use of pictograms and simple descriptions address communication barriers caused by languages differences, physical impairments or environmental factors such as noise or responder PPE. The CD contains 8 design files of pictograms with 13 translations and a User Guide.
Cambridge Advanced Practice Center
 

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This tool guides an experienced Local Health Department (LHD) administrator or Incident Commander (IC) through decision-making processes to allocate staff between two major types of public health operations both in advance of, and during, a public health emergency. Disease investigation (surveillance, investigation, contact tracing, and case management) due to a naturally occurring disease, food-borne outbreak, or bioterrorist event Mass prophylaxis (using medicines or vaccines to mitigate disease) While the tool applies to any incident calling for both disease investigation and prophylaxis operations, it is aimed at larger scale emergency operations requiring rapid decision-making to obtain and allocate surge staff resources—decisions that may have to be justified to and approved by authorities within, or outside of, the LHD. This tool is comprised of three distinct worksheets: Decision points in a flow diagram representing various points in disease investigation and mass prophylaxis operations Response questions for decision-makers to consider when collecting information to make decisions Staffing needs based on plans, the scenario, and specific decisions Although intended for disease investigation and mass prophylaxis operations, this tool operates within a greater public health context that may involve other interventions (e.g., isolation & quarantine, social distancing, and risk communication). This tool organizes complex information into simpler categories that will help determine resource needs based on the local situation, operational objectives, plans, and partnerships. For example: Tested plans that will achieve operational objectives. Risk communication plans to make the public an informed partner able to adhere to public health recommendations or requirements. Partner organizations that provide staffing resources to LHD operations, or that independently conduct operations. The tool includes a example emergency scenario to illustrate the proper use of the tool and a related public health decision-making pathway.
Multnomah County Advanced Practice Center
 

[ Podcast, PDF ]
This product includes three comic books with stories told by real-life disaster survivors. In Deep Water (flood), Aftershocks (earthquake), and Eye over Houston (hurricane) are all designed around the theme of personal preparedness and community resilience. These stories showcase how neighbors and communities can pull together and provide practical tips from actual survivors.
Seattle & King County Advanced Practice Center
 

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This toolkit contains ten sections related to continuity planning, including: Prioritizing Services, Line of Succession, Delegation of Authority, Mission Critical Staff, Mission Critical Vendors, Contingency Planning, COOP Exercise Planning, ICS Integration, Resource Management and Status Reporting Outcome Objectives: • Advance BC planning in areas of essential function identification, order of succession, vital resource management, human capital management and emergency operations center management • Enhance leadership decision-making regarding allocation of resources across continuity and response operations • Integrate continuity of operations into incident command
Seattle & King County Advanced Practice Center