Role of Regional Healthcare Coalitions in Managing and Coordinating Disaster Response

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  • Date Posted: 12 June 2013
  • Source: Dan Hanfling, MD for an IOM Workshop

A white paper prepared for the January 23-24, 2013 workshop on Nationwide Response to an Improvised Nuclear Device Attack, hosted by the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Medical and Public Health  Preparedness for Catastrophic Events together with the National Association of County and City Health Officials.  This paper explores the public health and healthcare issues and challenges that are forced upon the areas outside of the blast zone but that are geographically adjacent to the affected community.  The paper will present a framework for coordinating responses between existing healthcare coalitions and emergency management infrastructure, including emergency operations centers and community reception centers.

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