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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
 
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The Closed POD Partnerships: Train the Trainer website is designed for businesses, faith-based and community-based organizations, higher education institutions (colleges and universities) and federal agencies that are interested in partnering with their local health department as closed Points of Dispensing (PODs) for mass dispensing of antibiotics to employees, family members and/or clients in the event of a large scale infectious disease emergency.

This resource includes self-guided online training modules, forms, templates, fact sheets, planning resources, checklists, and information useful for staff setting up and working a closed POD.

San Francisco Bay Area Advanced Practice Center
 

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This toolkit is intended to serve as a resource to help you develop a plan for family assistance services that can be applied to all hazards. It contains four sections related to developing a Family Assistance Center (FAC) plan: Prepare to Plan, Components of Plan, Role of Federal Partners, and Training Resources.

Seattle & King County Advanced Practice Center
 

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The Guide to Multi-jurisdictional Collaborations is a resource for leaders in Public Health Emergency Preparedness who seek answers about their community's capacity to respond to disasters. This Guide provides examples of laws, inter-jurisdictional cooperation agreements, collaborations, policies, practices, and procedures. Additionally, the Guide addresses various formal and informal means to develop agreements, potential legal issues these agreements may generate, and the benefits and liabilities governments and their agents may reasonably expect when entering into such agreements.
Western New York Public Health Alliance Advanced Practice Center
 
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Discover the process for utilizing pharmacies as medication dispensing and vaccination sites during emergencies by building effective partnerships between local health departments and community pharmacists.

This toolkit contains four sections related to Developing Effective and Sustainable Medication Dispensing Strategies: Background, Planning, Activation & Operation, and Policy & Legal. A user guide and table top exercise are also available on the website.

Seattle & King County Advanced Practice Center
 
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During a public health emergency, time, accuracy, and data collection are essential in medical clinics. One way to improve results is through the use of an electronic medical screening tool.

eMedCheck, an ongoing project with the University of Maryland, is a medical screening tool used on iPhone/iPad, Blackberry, or Palm PDA. Two medical screening tools have been developed: one for a Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) anthrax scenario and a second for a hepatitis A outbreak.

Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center
 
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This two-page, step-by-step tip sheet outlines how to create partnerships with community hospitals around the issue of emergency preparedness. The tipsheet also summarizes some of the benefits of a hospital-public health partnership that will lead to a more effective emergency response.

Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center
 

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This two-page tip sheet provides information on how to enhance emergency preparedness efforts by creating and fostering a collaborative partnership with the community, with a specific focus on long term child care. The document helps identify needs and partners for initiating child care planning in a public health emergency and helps identify solutions for meeting child care needs of critical service workers.

Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center
 
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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
 
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Every community is made up of diverse groups of residents with varied and sometimes complex everyday needs. Is your community prepared to handle those needs so that no resident is left behind? Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable Populations: Equity in Emergency Preparedness is a web toolkit that will help you organize, communicate and connect with your community.

Seattle & King 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
 
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Preparing your Business for Emergencies, Natural and Man-Made Disasters is a CD-ROM toolkit designed to assist administrators of small- to mid-sized businesses in preparing for emergencies and disasters. This toolkit includes a 10-question self-assessment, emergency preparedness plan forms, educational presentations, disaster scenario and exercise, videos and additional resources. The materials were created from a variety of government and university sources specializing in the topic areas. Some of the topics covered include developing an emergency plan; evacuation and in-place protection; choosing a recovery location; communications; preparing for specific disasters; computer and data security; personal preparedness at home (training for employees); volunteer opportunities; and decision-making in a disaster.
Tarrant County Advanced Practice Center
 

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The Cambridge Advanced Practice Center for Emergency Preparedness has developed materials to assist local health departments in creating public health mutual aid agreements. These materials have been used to develop and implement a public health mutual aid agreement in a 27-community region in Massachusetts. The materials include 5 PDF documents that can help local health departments begin the process of creating jurisdiction appropriate mutual aid agreements: Public Health Mutual Aid Agreement: A Template Explanation of a Public Health Mutual Aid Agreement Scenarios for Use of a Public Health Mutual Aid Agreement Frequently Asked Questions: Public Health Mutual Aid A Public Health Mutual Aid Agreement: White Paper
Cambridge Advanced Practice Center, revised by the San Francisco Bay Area Advanced Practice Center
 
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This Toolkit can be used as a guide to support the development of a healthcare coalition, or as a topic-specific reference to complement existing health response planning in a community. It is designed as a framework, not a substitute, for the collaborative planning process that each health jurisdiction must undertake. This Toolkit provides a planning framework, tools and templates.
Seattle & King County Advanced Practice Center
 

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Strengthening the Strengtheners: A Toolkit in Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response for Congregations was provided to participants at the recent "Strengthening the Strengtheners: An Emergency Preparedness Conference for Faith Community Nurses/Health Ministries." It contains a list of resources, checklists, and assessment questions from various faith-based, community, and federal organizations which can be used to help congregations develop plans for a potential emergency. Special populations, such as children, seniors, persons with disabilities, animals and pets, are also addressed within this toolkit.
Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center