Initial Response

  • What is the scope of the incident and the response?
  • How will it affect service delivery?
  • Where are the impacted communities?
  • What population is impacted?
  • What is the anticipated medical surge?
  • Determine communication means
  • Evaluate healthcare organization, staff and supplies
  • Healthcare facility status
  • Consider healthcare facility incident command status
  • Determine health department status
  • Identify who need to know
  • Identify resources to be deployed
  • Consider healthcare facility decompression initiatives
When: Monday, Sep 23, 2019, 10:00AM - 2:30PM

ABOUT THIS PROJECT The University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center (UI IPRC) seeks to create an information-sharing network with the goal of addressing drug misuse, abuse, and overdose in rural areas of Iowa. This project will build off a very successful previous UI IPRC project (2017) that gathered stakeholders across Iowa to identify policy and program priorities to address prescription opioid concerns in Iowa; identified next steps in addressing priorities; and identified ways to reach policymakers with priority recommendations. This project will highlight evidence-based strategies to address rural overdose deaths and inform change. Such strategies include standardizing clinical guidelines, improving surveillance, treating addiction, improving naloxone access, expanding harm reduction strategies and combating stigma (among others). The UI IPRC will seek input from stakeholders in Iowa via a stakeholder meeting to create a report based off the 2017 UI IPRC’s report: The Prescription Opioid Crisis: Policy and Program Recommendations to Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths in Iowa. Our 2019 report will reflect Iowa’s priorities, and its results will be disseminated to leaders and policy makers across the state ahead of the legislative session.

Please RSVP to Ann Saba at


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