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Capability 2: Community Recovery
Community recovery is the ability to collaborate with community partners to plan and advocate for the rebuilding of public health, medical, and mental/ behavioral health systems to at least a level of functioning comparable to pre-incident levels, and improved levels where possible.
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Foster relationships with community partners and incorporate volunteers into local preparedness and response.

This toolkit was developed to help hospitals and public health agencies integrate volunteer support into hospital inpatient, emergency department, and incident response operations through deployment of just-in-time training (JITT) and exercise curricula.

Mesa County Advanced Practice Center
 

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A Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) facilitates the performance of a health department's functions during a public health emergency or other situation which may interrupt normal services.

This tip sheet guides local health departments through the second phase of COOP planning, the process of identifying critical functions and services.

Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center
 

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Help businesses, government agencies, and community-based organizations in your jurisdiction with pandemic flu planning efforts.

This 20-minute video profiles leaders from a variety of organizations as they prepare for the consequences of an influenza pandemic.

Seattle & King County Advanced Practice Center
 
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Tabletop exercises are one of the strategies that the public health workforce can use to convene and engage their community partners. This resource provides state and local public health entities with information and guidance on the key ingredients to consider when developing and facilitating a bioterrorism tabletop exercise.

Dekalb County Board of Health Advanced Practice Center, revised by the San Francisco Bay Area Advanced Practice Center
 

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This toolkit is intended to serve as a resource to help you develop a plan for family assistance services that can be applied to all hazards. It contains four sections related to developing a Family Assistance Center (FAC) plan: Prepare to Plan, Components of Plan, Role of Federal Partners, and Training Resources.

Seattle & King County Advanced Practice Center
 
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For this training module, environmental health professionals from around the country shared how they dealt with actual disasters and emergencies. Their real-world stories – through which they share valuable tips, techniques, and lessons learned – will guide you through the preparation, response, and recovery stages of emergencies and disasters.

Twin Cities Metro Advanced Practice Center
 
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Download a quick reference guide to provide step-by-step emergency information to food managers and other supervisory personnel at food service establishments. The handbook addresses both naturally-occurring and man-made emergencies.

Twin Cities Metro Advanced Practice Center, revised by the Mesa County Advanced Practice Center
 

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This web-based training course focuses on the role of environmental health professionals in emergency preparedness.

Divided into two modules, “Emergency Preparedness and Response Fundamentals” and “Putting Principles into Practice,” this course addresses basic environmental health concepts important to front-line staff with years of experience as well as those new to the field.

Twin Cities Metro Advanced Practice Center, revised by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department Advanced Practice Center
 

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This Checklist is designed to ensure that health care facilities are well prepared and able to shelter-in-place and remain self-sufficient during a variety of emergencies.

Although licensing and quality standards vary by jurisdiction, public health professional and local, state, and federal regulators can view the Checklist as a template that is readily adaptable to their needs and uses.

Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center
 

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This trainer guide offers food trainers a scripted, two-hour course on the fundamentals that will help food workers prevent or mitigate impacts to the safety of food and people in the panic of an emergency.

The Emergency Handbook for Food Managers serves as the basis for this training guide. The trainer guide is recommended for food manager certification renewal training.

Twin Cities Metro Advanced Practice Center, revised by the Mesa County Advanced Practice Center
 

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Does your agency have an environmental health emergency response plan? The Environmental Health Emergency Response Guide can complement existing emergency plans or serve as a foundation when developing a new environmental health emergency response plan. The guide addresses 15 environmental health-related topics and describes the potential roles for environmental health professionals during an emergency or disaster.

Twin Cities Metro Advanced Practice Center, revised by the Mesa County Advanced Practice Center
 

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This compendium highlights information on environmental health issues likely to be faced during emergencies and is organized around the major functional areas of environmental health.

Twin Cities Metro Advanced Practice Center
 
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The IDER Toolkit is for local health department staff and others involved in planning and preparing for infectious disease emergencies. The toolkit integrates key elements of communicable disease control and prevention with emergency management principles, and provides a customizable, ready-to-go infectious disease emergency response plan via a variety of functional forms and templates.

San Francisco Bay Area Advanced Practice Center
 
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The Site Signage and Pocket Translator tools were developed for use in Point of Dispensing (POD) operations. They are intended to enhance understanding of POD stations/functional areas and related activities for individuals with limited English proficiency or disability.
Cambridge Advanced Practice Center, revised by the Multnomah County Advanced Practice Center
 

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POD 1: The Mechanics of a POD; POD 2: Facilitating Clients Through a POD. This training is designed to develop knowledge and skills by drawing upon participant experience and expertise. This approach is well suited for an audience of local public health and MRC volunteers who are leaders either within their departments or in their communities.
Cambridge Advanced Practice Center
 
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The SPIVA Toolkit is for local health department staff and others involved in planning and implementing seasonal and pandemic influenza campaigns. The toolkit promotes community assessment as an emergency preparedness tool. Examples in the toolkit illustrate three data collection methods: key informant interviews, focus groups, and surveys. There are sections on identifying and engaging target populations and putting community assessment data to use. The toolkit includes a 7-step method to plan, implement, and manage surveys and discussion on using online tools. By using this product, staff members will be trained in practical survey and assessment techniques applicable to various public health functions. Expected outcomes are: to improve mass vaccination planning and coordination with private providers, community-based organizations, and other key public health partners; and increase staff awareness of local health conditions and potential gaps in public health preparedness to inform future preparedness planning. Onsite evaluation of this product by LHDs is pending.
San Francisco Bay Area Advanced Practice Center
 

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Strengthening the Strengtheners: A Toolkit in Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response for Congregations was provided to participants at the recent "Strengthening the Strengtheners: An Emergency Preparedness Conference for Faith Community Nurses/Health Ministries." It contains a list of resources, checklists, and assessment questions from various faith-based, community, and federal organizations which can be used to help congregations develop plans for a potential emergency. Special populations, such as children, seniors, persons with disabilities, animals and pets, are also addressed within this toolkit.
Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center
 

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This toolkit contains ten sections related to continuity planning, including: Prioritizing Services, Line of Succession, Delegation of Authority, Mission Critical Staff, Mission Critical Vendors, Contingency Planning, COOP Exercise Planning, ICS Integration, Resource Management and Status Reporting Outcome Objectives: • Advance BC planning in areas of essential function identification, order of succession, vital resource management, human capital management and emergency operations center management • Enhance leadership decision-making regarding allocation of resources across continuity and response operations • Integrate continuity of operations into incident command
Seattle & King County Advanced Practice Center