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, Nov 4, 2022, 12:30PM - 3:30PM


We recommend all new staff and current staff who have not taken the course in the past three or four years participate.

Basic Epidemiology is a prerequisite for Advanced Epidemiology. If you have not taken Basic Epidemiology, it is an online course. It can be found at the Prepare Iowa website at Search for Basic Epi in the course offerings. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one. Once at the site, please search for Basic Epidemiology. Please print the certificate when you are done for your training records.

Friday, November 4th 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Registration link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Diana L Von Stein (she/her) MPH

Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology

Iowa Department of Health and Human Services