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: Wednesday, Jan 11, 2023, (All day)

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HHS Region II webinar “Identifying Risk Factors for Human Trafficking After Natural Disasters”:

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Human Trafficking Response: Resources for Health Care Professionals:

FEMA Faithful Action: Preventing Exploitation & Human Trafficking Among Youth in a COVID Environment:

WITH Webinar 1 Part 1 Understanding Human Trafficking and How Patients with Disabilities are at Risk:

Human Trafficking Training for First Responders:

EMS workers and human trafficking awareness training: