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.
What we offer
ORAU has been supporting CDC’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program since the development of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Extranet in 2003. Our experts work with federal agencies and national preparedness organizations by providing the following services:
- Federal, state and local Emergency Operations Center (EOC) support
- Healthcare system surge drills
- Mass fatality drills
- Operational guidance during emergencies
Industries we serve
- Federal preparedness agencies
- State, local and territorial public health departments
- Preparedness professionals
- National preparedness organizations and agencies
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 solutions, contact Freddy Gray, director, Health Communication and Preparedness programs, at 865.576.0029 or firstname.lastname@example.org.