Healthcare System Preparedness Overview
|Hospitals and other
healthcare system partners play a key role in the event of a disaster or
health emergency and are crucial to ensure the health and safety of everyone
in the community. Statewide, they are partners in response to disasters and
public health preparedness. The ongoing threat and occurrence of both
natural and man-made events continues to reinforce the need to increase our
capacity to respond. The community depends on our healthcare system to be
prepared to deal with all types of events that can impact its citizens.
Hospitals need to be prepared to respond to both traditional disaster
threats and potential terrorist attacks, including the use of chemical,
biological, radiological/nuclear weapons or explosives. Hospital emergency
preparedness is a priority!
The resources provided in this section will help all health care providers and hospital emergency personnel plan, prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural or man-made disasters and other public health emergencies.
|Healthcare System Webinars|
|this page has been developed to advertise upcoming webinars and to provide a link to information about past webinars including slide sets, recordings, and handouts|
|Provides links to specific areas of interest including Catastrophic Planning, Discharge Planning, Hospital Surge, Mass Casualty, and Pediatric Preparedness|
|Link to the Florida Department of Health Hospital Contracts page. This site contains information on Hospital Preparedness Program Contracts including contact information, templates, and news.|
|Links to organizations and State-Federal agencies who provide preparedness and response information for healthcare systems|
|Provides a comprehensive list of Training and Exercise resources|
|Reports and Publications|
|Provides links to reports such as the mid-year and end-of-year hospital survey reports and annual hospital performance reports.|
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Are you ready? Hurricane Season begins June 1. Visit www.FloridaDisaster.org for more information for hospitals and staff on creating a disaster business plan and personal family plans.
Resources are provided for information only. The inclusion of sites outside the Florida Department of Health does not constitute endorsement by the Florida Department of Health. The department is not responsible for content on any linked website.