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: Friday, Sep 17, 2021, 10:00AM - 11:15AM

Zoom Details Sent Out and Under Meeting Agendas/Minutes

Reschedule Date TBD due to IT issues.

Audience: Service Area 5 Coalition Members/Partners, and Planning Stakeholders. 

Purpose:  Provide an opportunity to review the region’s vulnerable population’s data for Service Area 5, by each county.  Utilize data for planning purposes at the local and regional level.


  1. Acquire and submit emPOWER and SVI data for all service area membership counties. Due 1/30/2022 and 6/30/2022.
  2. Understand different terminology: Access FN, Vulnerable Populations; Disability: High Risk Populations
  3. Share emPOWER and SVI data with service area members for utilization in identifying special at‐risk populations to develop strategies and fill gaps related to at‐risk populations in the service area.
  4. Review data during work session to discuss these implications on emergency preparedness planning for high risk populations.
  5. Review materials at local emergency planning meetings to assist with vulnerable populations planning.


  1. High Risk Populations & Preparedness
  2. Inclusion of Access & Functional Needs
  3. Disability Definition
  4. HHS emPOWER Overview & Data Review
  5. SVI Data Review
  6. Local/Regional Planning
  7. Next Steps