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HPP Weekly Update - March 12, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Upcoming Important Dates

·March 23:Registration deadline for March 2728 Emerging Infectious Disease Preparedness Workshops

·April 9:Deadline for submission of HPP-PHEP BP1 Supplement Application and BP1 Supplement Budget and Work Plan

·April 16:HPP-PHEP Recipient Meeting at 2018 NACCHO Preparedness Summit

·April 1720:NACCHO 2018 Preparedness Summit

This Week’s Updates

Here’s what you need to know:

HPP’s 15thAnniversary

·New Story from the Field — Responding to Harvey: How a Houston-area health care coalition modeled success

Trainings and Webinars

·Did You Know? Opioid Overdose ED Visits Are on the Rise — Identifying Opportunities for Action

·CDC to Host Webinar on Regulatory Considerations for Strategic National Stockpile Products on March 21

·Emerging Infectious Disease Preparedness Workshop, March 2018

Other News and Resources

·CDC Online Resources


·New Resource Available: Health Care Coalition Overview and Fiscal Models Fact Sheets

·Updated Resource Available: Considerations for Oxygen Therapy in Disasters

·Resources from the Field

Around ASPR

·On Twitter


HPP’s 15thAnniversary

New Story from the FieldResponding to Harvey: How a Houston-area health care coalition modeled success

As we commemorate 15 years of HPP, we continue to celebrate the lifesaving work of health care coalitions (HCCs) around the country through HPP’s Stories from the Field.Hurricane Harvey made landfall in August 2017, bringing with it catastrophic flooding to the Houston area.Faced with the need to safely evacuate numerous patients in the region, the SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC)responded swiftly, relying on the commitment and preparedness of their coalition members to conduct a coordinated response while maintaining quality of patient care.Learn about how SETRAC leveraged its partnership with the Catastrophic Medical Operations Center (CMOC) to ensure a coordinated response over the 17-day disaster event in HPP’s latest success story.

Has HPP helped your state, territory, or municipality save lives when disaster struck? We encourage awardees to submit their success stories onlineor by email to be featured on

Trainings and Webinars

Did You Know? Opioid Overdose ED Visits Are on the Rise — Identifying Opportunities for Action

Opioid overdose visits to the emergency department (ED)increased by 30%from July 2016 to September 2017, according to CDC’s latestVital Signs report. People who have had one overdose are more likely to have another, so being seen in an emergency department presents an opportunity to prevent repeat overdose and death. Detecting trends of this fast-moving epidemic and developing a coordinated response can help communities better prevent opioid overdoses and death.

Persons interested in learning more are invited to join a Vital Signs Joint Webinar featuring the Vital Signs Town Hall Teleconference and Clinician Outreach Communication Activity Call from 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET on Tuesday, March 13.

CDC to Host Webinar on Regulatory Considerations for Strategic National Stockpile Products on March 21

CDC’s Division of Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) will host a webinar for public health partners from1:30 – 2:30 PM ET on Wednesday, March 21,to discuss threat-specific medical countermeasures (MCM) and their anticipated regulatory mechanisms for the use of SNS medicines and supplies. The webinar is open to all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial public health and emergency response partners.

Interested participants may register for this webinar via CDC TRAIN here and gain access to a CDC TRAIN account by visiting To search and register for this webinar, enter the entire webinar title, “Crisis and Emergency Risk Communications in a Strategic National Stockpile Response,” or the course ID number: 1076024. Questions regarding the webinar or about TRAIN registration should be directed to

Emerging Infectious Disease Preparedness Workshop, March 2018

The National Ebola Training and Education Center(NETEC) will host its second Emerging Infectious Disease Preparedness Workshops this spring in Omaha, Nebraska, from Tuesday, March 27 – Wednesday, March 28, 2018.This event will provide health care providers and public health professionals with information and tools on managing and maintaining readiness for facilities that are responsible for assessing and treating patients with special pathogens.

Interested participants may register here for the March 27–28 workshop in Omaha, NE; registration closes on Friday, March 23, 2018, at 10:59 PM CT.

This workshop is limited to 120 participants. See this flyer for additional information about the workshop. For more information about NETEC, contact or visit NETEC’s website.

Other News and Resources

CDC Online Resources

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report — Update: Noncongenital Zika Virus Disease Cases — 50 U.S. States and the District of Columbia, 2016March 9, 2018


New Resource Available: Health Care Coalition Overview and Fiscal Models Fact Sheets

The ASPR TRACIE HCC Overview Fact Sheet includes an overview of core capabilities and response functions. Links to helpful resources are included throughout the document. The HCC Fiscal Models Fact Sheet lists and summarizes various types of fiscal models health care coalitions can use to manage their programs. Check out our Select Health Care Coalition Resources page for additional tools, templates, and HCC plans.



Updated Resource Available: Considerations for Oxygen Therapy in Disasters

Oxygen is used as a medical treatment for chronic and acute conditions, and it can be administered in health care facilities and home settings by emergency medical service providers. In a disaster, access to oxygen can be challenging. This updated ASPR TRACIE fact sheet provides information on the types of oxygen therapy and the types of oxygen supplies generally available. Recent updates include information on the typical sizes and length of use of various oxygen storage methods.

Resources from the Field

ASPR TRACIE encourages and welcomes stakeholders to submit useful and relevant resources for consideration to be added to ASPR TRACIE’s Resource Library and publications. ASPR TRACIE will be highlighting some of the resources in their weekly updates. Please email ASPR TRACIE to share your resources.

The Missouri Hospital Association shared the following two new resources:

·Temporary Hospital Buildout and Design: Floor plans,Mercy Hospital Joplin: These floor plans can help health care facility planners and builders erect temporary, hard-sided facilities to replace buildings damaged by disasters. This resource has been added to the ASPR TRACIE Alternate Care Sites Topic Collection and Recovery Planning Topic Collection.

·Broadening the Culture of Safety: Addressing Workplace Violence:This issue ofTrajectories focuses on workplace violence in health care settings. The authors describe findings from a fall 2017 listening tour with Missouri Hospital Association groups who noted their top threats and themes for future consideration. The rest of the issue covers regulatory and programmatic topics, statistics related to the role of security in a health care facility, mitigation tools, and promoting a culture of safety. This resource has been added to the ASPR TRACIE Workplace Violence Topic Collection.

The Midlands Regional Healthcare Coalition in South Carolina shared their completed Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA),which includes consensus-developed scoring definitions for the HVA tool. It may be used as a reference for other health care coalitions for the conduct of their respective HVAs. Contact ASPR TRACIE to request a copy of the Excel file.

Around ASPR

On Twitter

Follow ASPR@PHEgov!

·This year’s Global Health Security Initiative focused on increasing preparedness for future pandemics. Find how global leaders are working together to improve#pandemic #preparedness in an interconnected world #GHSI . Click here to learn more.

·Ministers from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, UK, US,@WHO @EU_Commission gathered to find new ways to increase#GlobalHealth Security &#pandemic #flu preparedness at the 18th Ministerial Meeting of the Global Health Security Initiative.#GHSI . Click here to learn more.

·From#Hazmat incidents to natural disasters, emergency responders put their lives at risk to protect others when seconds count. Find out how hospitals, fire departments & other emergency response organizations can protect responders when disaster strikes. Click here to learn more.


Note: ASPR provides the above sources of information for the convenience of the HPP community and is not responsible for the availability or content of the information or tools provided, nor does ASPR endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services or information described or offered. It is the responsibility of the user to determine the usefulness and applicability of the information provided.

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