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The Center’s Emergency Preparedness Program

The Center for Health Affairs' Emergency Preparedness program plays a key role in improving the level of emergency preparedness in Northeast Ohio by working with area hospitals to increase their capacity and capability to respond to and recover from natural and man-made disasters.

The Center’s Emergency Preparedness team works to improve the region's... 

  • Individual hospital preparedness
  • Regional hospital preparedness
  • Community healthcare entities
  • Preparedness partnerships with public health departments and public safety organizations (e.g., police, fire and emergency medical services) 

Since 2003, The Center’s emergency preparedness experts have served as the regional healthcare coordinators for 27 acute care hospitals over a five-county region including Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain. In this role, the team assists hospitals in strengthening their abilities to respond to disastrous events through planning, coordination, collaboration and grant administration.

Funds for this emergency preparedness program are made possible by the Ohio Department of Health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and grant funding.

Fund are used to increase and sustain capabilities in federal and state initiatives through...

  • Interoperable Communications
  • Bed Tracking System
  • Fatality Management
  • Hospital Evacuation / Shelter in Place / Surge
  • Partnership / Coalition Development
  • Pharmaceutical Caches 
  • Personal Protective Equipment 
  • Decontamination 
To learn more about The Center for Health Affairs’ Emergency Preparedness program, contact us.

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2016 Emergency Preparedness Highlights: 329 Enhanced Communications, 45 Technical Assistance Requests, 10 Drills.

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GCHA Board Update.