Emergency Preparedness Program
The Coalition provides planning and technical assistance to safety net clinics in six counties in Oregon (Region 1). The purpose is to design a regional response plan that increases the clinics’ capacity to mobilize a surge in services during a large-scale emergency.
Planning Activities include:
- Working closely with hospitals, local health departments, government and private providers
- Formulating strategies for resource sharing and communications during emergencies
- Enhancing clinic emergency plans to strengthen response capability
- Providing for safety of clinic staff, patients, and visitors during emergencies
- Expediting resumption of clinic operations following emergencies
- Participating in relevant regional training exercises
- Disseminating emergency preparedness information to patients
On-going emergency planning and technical assistance efforts focus on supporting safety net clinics throughout the region as they provide health care for vulnerable residents during all emergencies.
Names of emergency planners and addresses for Coalition clinics and other regional clinics
EMERGENCY TRAINING AND EXERCISES
Portland Office of Emergency Management (EOM) April Course Announcements:
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN
The clinics’ emergency response and recovery plan, includes strategies and procedures to protect patients, staff, and visitors, minimize property damage, and expedite resumption of clinic operations during emergencies.
Preparing your home: This webpage offers an overview of how to prepare your home and family for various natural disasters, along with helpful links. Especially check out the information on floods and earthquakes, two issues here in the Pacific Northwest. (Special thanks to Mrs. Miller’s class for providing this link).
Vulnerable Populations VER (Volunteer Emergency Registry)Multnomah County
This secure website allows vulnerable populations to register online for automatic links into the 9-1-1 system, public health authority and human services agencies during emergencies. Individuals may voluntarily add their name to a list that can be checked by emergency first responders during a crisis. The site also provides access for vulnerable residents to emergency preparedness information to develop their own disaster plan.
Office of Neighborhood Involvement
SUPPORTED BY OUR PARTNERS
Funding for this project is provided by the Health Preparedness Program and is administered through the Oregon Health Authority.