ProjectsPRR WPCommunity Healthcare Center

Community Healthcare Center


Benefits / Facts
Tweet CMS – Emergency Preparedness Rule information to your followers.

The focus of the Federally Qualified Health Center (Healthcare Center) – Learning Center is to provide the management and staff of the nations Healthcare Centers with easy access to numerous disaster planning, training and exercising resources.

These resources are designed to assist your Healthcare Center in preparing for, responding to and recovering from future disaster.

Learning Center Categories


CMS – Emergency Preparedness Rule – Requirements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Emergency Preparedness Rule contains the set of requirements that all Healthcare Centers must adhere to in regards to disaster planning, response and recovery.

CMS – Emergency Preparedness Rule Back To Top
     Emergency Preparedness Rule

FEMA Independent Study Courses

Access a series of internet based FEMA courses that Healthcare Center management and other appropriate staff members should participate.

FEMA Independent Study CoursesBack To Top
     IS-100.HCB: Introduction to the Incident Command System for Healthcare Access
     IS-100.HCA: Applying the Incident Command System to Healthcare Organizations Access
     IS-547.A: Introduction to Continuity of Operations Access
     IS-808: Emergency Support Function # 8 (ESF # 8) – Public Health Access

Healthcare Center Exercise Opportunities

Access a series of internet based Healthcare Center exercise opportunities.

Healthcare Center Exercise OpportunitiesBack To Top

HHS / HRSA – Requirements

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Policy Information Notices (PIN) # 2007-15, 2007-16 and 2014-05 contain guidelines for Healthcare Centers to follow regarding disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

HHS / HRSA Requirements Back To Top
     Policy Information Notice # 2007-15
     Policy Information Notice # 2007-16
     Policy Information Notice # 2014-05

Virtual Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery Training

These short training sessions are designed to provide a disaster preparedness, response and recovery learning opportunity for Healthcare Center management and staff.

Best Practice – Training Session Usage

Individual training sessions should be shared with Healthcare Center management and staff on a weekly basis. By asking employees to participate in a session each week your Healthcare Center will be able to maintain an enhanced level of disaster readiness.

Upon completing assigned sessions employees can request a certificate of participation. These certificates should then be added to employee personnel files.

Access a set of template e-mails that can be used to share and encourage management and staff to participate in selected training sessions.

Virtual Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery Training
Community Disaster Response SupportBack To Top
     Point of Dispensing (POD) Operations Access
     Shelter Operations – Caring for People who Need Additional Assistance Access
     Shelter Operations – Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS) Access
     Shelter Operations – Special Medical Needs Access
Incident Command / Management SystemsBack To Top
     Incident Command System (ICS) Access
     Incident Command System (ICS) – Planning Cycle Access
     Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) Access
     Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) – An Introduction for Hospital Staff Access
     Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) – An Introduction for Physicians Access
Office / Workplace Disaster PreparednessBack To Top
     Computer Security Tips for the Workplace Access
     Continuity of Operations (COOP) Access
     Cyber Security for the Workplace Access
     Disaster Preparedness for Businesses Access
     Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses Access
     Emergency Building Evacuation Access
     Emergency Exit Routes and Fire Action Planning Access
     Fire Safety for the Workplace Access
     Hazard vs Risk Access
     How to Handle Bomb Threats Access
     How to Handle Suspicious Bio-Chemical Letters Access
     How to Inspect a Fire Extinguisher Access
     How to Use a Fire Extinguisher Access
     Influenza Pandemic Preparedness – Workplace Access
     Introduction to Becoming a Closed Point of Dispensing (POD) Access
     Mail Center Security Access
     Risk Management Access
     Shelter In Place – Hazardous Materials – Workplace Access
     Strategic Risk in Disaster Planning Access
     Workplace Active Shooter Safety Access
     Workplace Tornado Safety Access
Office / Workplace Disaster ResponseBack To Top
     Workplace Active Shooter Response Access
Office / Workplace Disaster RecoveryBack To Top
     Workplace Active Shooter Recovery Access
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) UsageBack To Top
     Difference Between Respirators and Surgical Masks Access
     Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Usage Access
     Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Usage – Biological Access
     Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Usage – High Risk Healthcare Setting Access
     Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Usage – Low Risk Healthcare Setting Access
     Respirator Fit Testing Access
Staff Personal / Family Preparedness, Response and RecoveryBack To Top
     Personal / Family Disaster Preparedness Access
     Personal / Family Disaster Response Access
     Personal / Family Disaster Recovery Access

Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Development

Access information on an intuitive internet based system to develop a COOP for your Healthcare Center.

Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Development Back To Top
     Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Builder

On-Site Training Opportunities

Throughout the United States local Emergency Management Agencies, Health Departments and Healthcare Coalitions conduct a wide range of FEMA’s on-site training. For a schedule of up-coming locally delivered training opportunities contact these agencies today.

On-Site Training OpportunitiesBack To Top