Crisis Preparedness Planning at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health .


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MDPH Center for Emergency Preparedness . Gives a solitary purpose of contact for crisis readiness at MDPH and directions reaction endeavors crosswise over MDPH related to:BioterrorismChemical
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Crisis Preparedness Planning at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health With a Focus on Populations with Special Needs Jeff Timperi Massachusetts Department of Public Health Center for Emergency Preparedness

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MDPH Center for Emergency Preparedness Provides a solitary purpose of contact for crisis readiness at MDPH and directions reaction endeavors crosswise over MDPH identified with: Bioterrorism Chemical & Radiological Emergencies Hospital Preparedness Laboratory Support Behavioral Health & Special Populations Risk Communication Drills & Exercises Working with Local Boards of Health Working with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

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"Extraordinary Populations" There are numerous meanings of exceptional populaces, and MDPH\'s Special Populations admonitory gathering has built up the accompanying definition, implied not to prohibit bunches, but rather to simpler encourage exchange. Uncommon populaces can be shaped into two noteworthy gatherings: \'Socioeconomics Group\' Demographically various people (e.g., race, ethnicity, culture, dialects, seniors, youngsters, outcasts, foreigners, and dialect capability and so on.) \'Conditions Group\' Individuals with physical or subjective incapacities (e.g., hard of hearing/in need of a hearing aide, outwardly weakened, utilization of a wheelchair, emotional well-being/substance manhandle conditions, and so on.)

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Current & Proposed Emergency Preparedness and Special Population Initiatives Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) Crisis Counselor Training for Local Officials to Enhance Emergency Management Services for Populations with Special Needs Proposed Statewide Task Force on Emergency Management for Populations with Special Needs Emergency Shelter Development

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Continuity of Operations Planning Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) is being done crosswise over state government to guarantee fundamental taxpayer driven organizations are not hindered in case of a crisis, for example, a flu pandemic.  A COOP distinguishes basic administrations, office drives, designations of expert, and other key bits of data basic to the support of administrations amid an amplified crisis. Activities are being arranged in conjunction with Harvard School of Public Health and the Executive Office of Public Safety ( http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=eohhs2subtopic&L=6&L0=Home&L1=Provider&L2=Guidelines+and+Resources&L3=Guidelines+for+Services+%26+Planning&L4=Emergency+Preparedness+and+Planning&L5=Continuity+of+Operations+Plan+(COOP)&sid=Eeohhs2)

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Crisis Counselor Training Behavioral Health Disaster Responders, or \'emergency advisors\', give a fleeting mediation with people or potentially aggregates encountering mental responses to a noteworthy crisis as well as fiasco and its repercussions. This sort of intercession is not treatment in the customary sense – responders (or instructors) connect casualties to fiasco help relationship inside the most brief measure of time while evaluating casualties for their requirement for directing administrations There will be various instructional classes held all through the Commonwealth. If you don\'t mind check this site for data on future trainings: http://www.cmmh-cmtp.org/administrations bhdrtp-trainingdates.php An update specifying how state debacle behavioral wellbeing administrations can be gotten to is accessible here: http://www.mass.gov/dph/points/bioterrorism/statedbhservices_memo_3_06.pdf

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Training for neighborhood authorities to improve crisis administration administrations for populaces with uncommon needs Training for nearby authorities to upgrade crisis administration administrations for populaces with exceptional needs is being produced. A far reaching report is relied upon to be spread in December 2006 took after by a preparation module by March 2007. This expands upon the accompanying: Special Populations Guide for Local Boards of Health: http://www.mass.gov/dph/bioterrorism/advisorygrps/pdfs/spop_guidance_5_05.pdf Emergency Planning and Special Populations – Community Planning Guide: http://www.mass.gov/dph/bioterrorism/advisorygrps/pdfs/spop_community_plan.pdf

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Statewide Task Force MDPH, the MA Emergency Management Agency, and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs have proposed to assemble a statewide team on crisis administration for populaces with unique needs. The team would focus on the accompanying five concentration ranges: Strategies for recognizing extraordinary populaces amid a fiasco at the neighborhood and state levels by means of a registry Promotion of individual and \'unique populace office\' (e.g., nursing homes) readiness Evacuations Sheltering and Influenza Specialty Care Units (ISCU) Communications notwithstanding these five regions, a 6th territory (characterizing "special populations" and conceding to adequate phrasing) would be an issue for the whole team. It is proposed the team will meet by March 2007.

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Emergency Shelter Development MDPH, MEMA, and the American Red Cross are right now meeting on statewide crisis protect issues. From these gatherings, a safe house definition and idea of operations archive will be produced. This archive will be utilized for bigger ESF6 (MassCare) examinations.

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Individual Preparedness Develop a Family or Individual Disaster Plan (one specimen is accessible through MassSupport: www.mass.gov/samh ; 866.237.8274; TTY 617.536.5872 Consider enlisting with the 9-1-1 Disability Indicator Program Participate in your group\'s crisis readiness handle Contact your nearby wellbeing office or neighborhood crisis administration chief Become a debacle volunteer Medical Reserve Corps ( http://www.mamedicalreservecorps.org/) Connect & Serve ( http://www.volunteersolutions.org/mass-benefit/volunteer/enlist/) Massachusetts System for Advance Registration ( http://www.volunteersolutions.org/mass-benefit/volunteer/enlist/)

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Contact Jeff Timperi, MPA Behavioral Health and Special Populations Liaison Massachusetts Department of Public Health Center for Emergency Preparedness 250 Washington St., 2 nd floor Boston, MA 02108 Tel 617.624.5275 Jeffrey.Timperi@state.ma.us

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