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Title: Building Infrastructure and Developing Partnerships: Public Health and Healthcare Emergency Preparedness and Response in Virginia


1
Building Infrastructure and Developing
Partnerships Public Health and Healthcare
Emergency Preparedness and Response in Virginia
  • Lisa G. Kaplowitz, MD, MSHA
  • Deputy Commissioner, Emergency Preparedness and
    Response
  • Virginia Department of Health

2
Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Emergency
Preparedness and Response Program (EPR) Since
2002
  • Preparedness and response to all emergencies,
    naturally occurring as well as terrorist related
    (all hazards approach)
  • Rapid response to outbreak situations
  • Build public health infrastructure in VA
  • Involve all programs in VDH, all VA emergency
    response programs, all healthcare providers
  • Availability to respond to emergencies 24/7 at
    both local and state levels

3
VDH EPR Programs Many Successes
  • 97/100 rating for SNS plan, tested with multiple
    statewide and annual district exercises
  • High rating for CRI and ChemPack plans
  • 10/10 rating by Trust for Americas Health in
    2007, with progressive improvement over prior 5
    years
  • High federal rating of state pandemic influenza
    plan
  • Clear evidence of progressive improvement in
    response to public health and healthcare
    emergencies ICS for response to infectious
    disease outbreaks public health/healthcare
    response to floods, storms and drought response
    to Virginia Tech shooting in April, 2007

4
Virginia Department of Health Unified Public
Health System
  • 35 health districts serve entire state
  • 33/35 are part of state public health system
  • 2 are locally administered under contract to
    state, function same as other districts
  • Strong relationship between state and local
    public health functions as partnership
  • Local input on all programmatic issues
  • Resources allocated to districts and regions

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VDH EPR Investment in Public Health Capacity
and Infrastructure
  • Local and state levels
  • Planner and epidemiologist in each district
  • Regional teams
  • Expertise is WITHIN VDH not with contractors
  • Development of plans, exercises, response to
    emergency events
  • Epidemiology, IT, laboratory response, training

7
VDH EPR Support of Leadership
  • State and agency levels
  • Governor
  • Rapid recruiting of positions
  • Health dept control of federal funds
  • Engagement in issues direct involvement in
    exercises, pan flu video, antiviral purchase
    decision
  • Commissioner
  • High level program leadership (Deputy
    Commissioner)
  • Ongoing access for key decisions, policies

8
VDH EPR Programs State Agency Partnerships
  • Office of Commonwealth Preparedness Depts of
    Emergency Management, Social Services, Mental
    Health, Agriculture, General Services,
    Transportation, Education, Environmental Quality
    State Police, National Guard
  • Appropriate role definition for planning,
    exercises, response to emergencies
  • Example strong collaborative state pandemic
    influenza plan with Governor mandated Cabinet
    exercise to test plan

9
VDH EPR Programs Health System Partnerships
  • All components of health system hospitals, EMS,
    CHCs, long terms care, individual providers
  • Contract with Virginia Hospital and Healthcare
    Association for management of HHS/ASPR funds
  • Hospital Emergency Management Comm (HEMC)
  • 6 planning regions with RHCC, hosp coordinator

10
VDH EPR Programs Private/Public Partnerships
  • Use existing expertise (dont reinvent wheel)
  • UPS to distribute SNS in state
  • Walmart distribution center as RSS
  • Pharmacies to dispense antivirals
  • Partner with business
  • Pan flu planning, antivirals
  • Exercises
  • Communications including media
  • Partner with military

11
VDH EPR Programs Set Program Expectations,
Goals
  • Strategic planning process
  • Annual task list for districts
  • Now with annual assessment visits using standard
    assessment tool
  • Set high expectations, with willingness to go
    beyond standard public health capabilities
  • Engagement of ALL health dept employees in
    emergency preparedness and response
  • Understand role of ESF-8, NIMS and incident
    command

12
VDH EPR Programs Future Challenges
  • Identifying meaningful performance metrics that
    accurately measure capabilities and capacity
  • Addressing healthcare provider shortages
  • Routine nursing, other individual providers
  • During emergencies volunteers, recognize that
    healthcare shortages WILL occur and WILL impact
    standards of care with health and legal
    implications
  • FUNDING loss of funding will result in loss of
    capacity, loss of infrastructure and ultimately
    loss of capabilities
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