The CHCANYS Emergency Management (EM) Program provides New York's community health centers with training opportunities, technical assistance, and resources to increase their ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from an emergency or disaster. Our EM Team works with public health partners to promote collaboration and community integration, ensuring that community health centers are represented in statewide, regional, and local planning and response. In NYC, our team leads the Primary Care Emergency Preparedness Network (PCEPN), representing the primary care sector among the larger NYC health care community and local government agencies in an ongoing effort to enhance health system preparedness.
Emergency Management for Primary Care Centers The Primary Care Emergency Preparedness Network recently launched a new training course on the NYS Department of Health Learning Management System entitled PCEPN EM-101: Emergency Management for Primary Care Centers. This 30-minute, pre-recorded course provides an overview of the four phases of emergency management, the key elements of an emergency management program and plan, and the role of the health center during emergencies and disasters. The training may be accessed at any time by registering for the Learning Management System and searching the online course catalog.
Transportation Assistance Levels (TALs) On June 29, 2015, CHCANYS EM team hosted a webinar to heighten awareness of the new Transportation Assistance Levels (TALs) system developed by NYSDOH OEM as a standard to be used by healthcare professionals to assess the types of transportation resources needed for the movement of patients/residents during a planned facility evacuation. Please click here for the webinar slides.To obtain your current county Office of Emergency Management (OEM) points of contact, please click here.
Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness This webpage contains updated resources for health centers to support Ebola preparedness, including important information from the NYS Department of Health, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The 2017 Health Center Emergency Management Plan Template is available for free to any New York-based FQHC. Other entities may purchase a copy for $349. To obtain your copy of the template or to preview the file, please contact emteam@@chcanys.org.
Medical Reserve Corps During an emergency situation, your health center may find itself short of critical staff needed to functionally operate. Medical Volunteers may be of assistance in these circumstances, allowing you to properly respond to any disaster.