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What’s the Medical “Standard of Care” in an Emergency?

By |January 23rd, 2014|

Good question.  Disasters and public health emergencies can stress health care systems to the breaking point and disrupt delivery of vital medical services. For example-  hospitals and long-term care facilities may be without power; trained staff, ambulances, medical supplies, and beds could be in short supply; and alternate care facilities may need to be used.  [...]

Strategic National Stockpile Readiness

By |February 27th, 2013|

The CDC's “Strategic National Stockpile” is a large quantity of medicine and medical supplies that are available to states in case there’s a public health emergency (flu outbreak, asteroid, etc.) severe enough to cause local health supplies to run out.  Once federal and local authorities agree that the stockpile is needed, meds and supplies are [...]

Annual Preparedness “Reportcard”

By |January 15th, 2013|

Every year a group called the Trust for America’s Health puts out a ‘Report Card” regarding what they believe is an assessment of each state’s readiness for a public health emergency.  They use various measurements that they can find and grade each state against each other.  The implication is that states that do poorly won’t [...]

Regulatory Relief in a Public Health Emergency

By |February 17th, 2011|

I often write about the benefits and leverage we can achieve for our public health goals by partnering with external organizations and Stakeholders, but sometimes the collaborative initiatives are with ourself.  Our Medical Facility Licensing and Emergency Preparedness teams have been working with our licensed facilities to figure out what they’d need in terms of [...]

Congratulations Mohave and Yuma Counties!

By |June 18th, 2010|

A big round of applause is due for Patty Mead and Becky Brooks and their teams at Mohave & Yuma Counties for receiving full recognition for Project Public Health Ready (PPHR).  Their teams persevered through the process, didn't give into frustration when additional documentation was needed and came out on the winning end. ADHS is proud to be a partner in [...]