Helping communities improve healthcare delivery during large-scale emergencies
Healthcare preparedness and response enables the health care delivery system to save lives during emergencies and disaster events that exceed the day-to-day capacity and capability of existing health and emergency response systems.
ORAU healthcare preparedness experts conduct exercises; organize, facilitate and evaluate key stakeholder meetings; and develop state and local planning tools to help communities across the United States improve their healthcare preparedness and delivery during an emergency or event.
Industries we serve
- Federal preparedness agencies
- State, local and territorial public health departments
- Preparedness professionals
- National preparedness organizations and agencies
ORAU preparedness resources advance local readiness across the United States
ORAU, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthcare Preparedness and Response Team, conducted a series of community workshops aimed at improving healthcare responses during an influenza pandemic or other public health emergency. These collaborative community efforts brought together representatives from healthcare agencies and organizations, public health departments, emergency management agencies, and community support organizations to focus on healthcare surge in frontier, rural, and urban settings.
ORAU supports development of CDC’s Community Planning Framework
ORAU developed the Community Planning Framework for Healthcare Preparedness for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) Healthcare Preparedness and Response Team (HPRT).
The Community Planning Framework for Healthcare Preparedness is a tool for community planners to use to enhance existing community plans for medical surge or to develop new plans from the beginning.
ORAU provided technical writing, stakeholder coordination, and web design and architecture to develop this healthcare preparedness product.
For information about ORAU’s health communication, preparedness and response needs, contact Freddy Gray, director, Health Communication and Preparedness programs, at 865.576.0029 or firstname.lastname@example.org.