Functional Capabilities: Plans and Integration

  • Capabilities to facilitate collaborative planning and sharing/integrating plans of agencies and stakeholders with roles and responsibilities in community health resilience.
  • These tools and resources allow stakeholders to coordinate plans and procedures and collectively establish concepts-of-operations, and integrate plans across jurisdictions, sectors, functions, and disciplines.
LinkTool/Resource NameHow this Tool is UsefulKey CapabilitiesFunctional Capability Sets
Domestic Disaster Displacement (3D) ManualThe Domestic Disasters Displacement (3D) intervention focuses on disaster evacuation, displacement, and resettlement experiences. This intervention is designed to help case managers, school staff, mental health professionals, and volunteers address the issues, reactions, and interactions that children and families are likely to experience in the process of evacuation, displacement, and resettlement. The intervention describes the characteristics of the displacement experience, explores issues related to resources and systems of care for displaced populations, provides information on the mental health impact of being displaced, and details specific issues that may arise in a community hosting displaced people.
  • Hurricane Harvey Toolset
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Hurricane Harvey and Irma Toolset
  • Plans and Integration
  • Public Engagement, Empowerment, and Information, including Media
  • Recovery and Long-Term Restoration Issues
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Topic Collection: Patient Movement and Tracking(forward movement of patients, tracking and tracking systems)TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, Information Exchange) provides resources on patient movement from area healthcare facilities and tracking that can help emergency planners and responders learn more about various levels of assistance available, how to request it, how it is activated, and lessons learned from recent events. Resources are in topic categories that include Ambulance Strike Teams, Federal Patient Movement, Guidance, National Ambulance Contract Resources, and Plans, Tools, and Templates.
  • Assessment of community health resilience demographics (geography and climate, population factors, housing characteristics, economic and environmental factors, jurisdictions within the community, and cultural and political (e.g., home rule) issues and human factors of relevance to community health
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  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Communications, Critical IT Systems, Information Sharing, and Health Data Issues
  • Coordination and Collaboration across Jurisdictions, Sectors, and Disciplines
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Establishing a Hospital Response Network Among Children’s HospitalsA timely and effective response to public health threats requires a broad-reaching infrastructure. Children’s hospitals are focused on evaluating and managing some of the most vulnerable patients and thus have unique preparedness and response planning needs. This article out of the American Journal of Disaster Medicine look into a network that could more evenly distribute hospital readiness and tertiary pediatric patient care capabilities for highly infectious diseases across the country, thus reducing the need to transport pediatric patients across the country and increasing the national capacity to care for children infected with high-consequence pathogens.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Continuous and sustainable process and strategy for community, organizational, and individual health resilience improvement
  • Effective multi-jurisdiction/cross-sector integrated command structure for response and initial recovery
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  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Continuity of Business and Operations, and Supply Chain Management
  • Ebola, Enterovirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Planning and Response
  • Plans and Integration
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Evidence-Informed Guidelines for Child-Focused Pandemic Planning and ResponseThis report examines the physical, social, and mental health effects of pandemic on children and families. Based upon these findings, the report also provides a set of evidence-informed, child-focused, best practice guidelines for use by stakeholders during future pandemics across a variety of relevant fields. This research provides value to community health resilience by investigating the impacts of pandemic on a specific at-risk group and is unique for especially focusing on emotional and pyschological impacts.
  • Identification of needs and assistance for at-risk populations (economically-stressed, homeless, elderly, disabled, pregnant women and children) and ethnic groups
  • Mental health services under normal conditions and post-event behavioral health management and monitoring
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  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Communications, Critical IT Systems, Information Sharing, and Health Data Issues
  • Critical Infrastructure and Associated Interdependencies; Risk Assessment, and Mitigation
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All-Hazards Preparedness GuideBeing prepared to prevent, respond to, and recover rapidly from public health threats can save lives and protect the health and safety of the public. Though some people feel it is impossible to be prepared for unexpected events, the truth is that taking preparedness actions helps people deal with hazards of all types much more effectively when they do occur. By reading this guide, you have taken the first step in securing your preparedness. You will learn that emergency preparedness requires attention not just to specific types of hazards but also to steps that increase preparedness for any type of hazard.
  • All-hazards threat identification and characterization—natural and manmade, including aging and deteriorating infrastructure, technological threats, and climate change
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
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  • Communications, Critical IT Systems, Information Sharing, and Health Data Issues
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
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Caring for Children in a DisasterChildren are more vulnerable than adults in emergency situations. This CDC website provides several resource links to educate people on the proper steps to take to protect children during emergency events. The website provides resources like: real stories, health professionals and emergency planners, and information on the unique needs of children during and after disasters.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Plans and Integration
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Emergency Supply ListThrough its Ready Campaign, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) educates and empowers Americans to take some simple steps to prepare for and respond to potential emergencies, including natural disasters and terrorist attacks. All Americans should have some basic supplies on hand in order to survive for at least three days if an emergency occurs. Following is a listing of some basic items that every emergency supply kit should include. However, it is important that individuals review this list and consider where they live and the unique needs of their family in order to create an emergency supply kit that will meet these needs. Individuals should also consider having at least two emergency supply kits, one full kit at home and smaller portable kits in their workplace, vehicle or other places they spend time.
  • Public outreach, information, and education
  • Plans and Integration
Nursing Home Incident Command SystemManagement tool with templates that has been customized to help nursing homes assign and organize staff for key emergency management duties and to designate needed equipment and supplies to carry out assigned duties. • It is available as a separate download and is a component of the Emergency Management Guide for Nursing Homes • Provides an organizational system to improve emergency response • Staff of eldercare facilities • Promotes better coordinated and improved community response to benefit elderly populations in care facilities
  • Identification of needs and assistance for at-risk populations (economically-stressed, homeless, elderly, disabled, pregnant women and children) and ethnic groups
  • Continuity of Business and Operations, and Supply Chain Management
  • Financial and Broader Resourcing Challenges
  • Plans and Integration
  • Public Engagement, Empowerment, and Information, including Media
  • Response Challenges
AAP Policy Statement – Ensuring the Health of Children in DisastersInfants, children, adolescents, and young adults have unique physical, mental, behavioral, developmental, communication, therapeutic, and social needs that must be addressed and met in all aspects of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Pediatricians, including primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists, have key roles to play in preparing and treating families in cases of disasters. Pediatricians should attend to the continuity of practice operations to provide services in time of need and stay abreast of disaster and public health developments to be active participants in community planning efforts. Federal, state, tribal, local, and regional institutions and agencies that serve children should collaborate with pediatricians to ensure the health and well-being of children in disasters.
  • Assessment of community health resilience demographics (geography and climate, population factors, housing characteristics, economic and environmental factors, jurisdictions within the community, and cultural and political (e.g., home rule) issues and human factors of relevance to community health
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  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Continuity of Business and Operations, and Supply Chain Management
  • Coordination and Collaboration across Jurisdictions, Sectors, and Disciplines
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
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AAP Policy Statement - Medical Countermeasures for Children in Public Health Emergencies, Disasters, or TerrorismThis policy statement provides recommendations to close the remaining gaps for the development and use of Medical Countermeasures (MCMs) in children during public health emergencies.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Effective plans and policies for health resilience response, mitigation, and recovery
  • Emergency public health and medical, including mental health services (e.g., availability, certification, mobile assets, emergency triage and pre-hospital treatment, use of remote care technologies)
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  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Continuity of Business and Operations, and Supply Chain Management
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
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Resources for Schools: Educating for EmergenciesThe American Red Cross is committed to helping youth and young adults become better prepared for a disaster or emergency. We work closely with schools, scout groups, and youth-serving organizations to raise awareness of disaster risk and build resiliency among young people. Our age-appropriate preparedness materials and training educate youth with engaging activities and easy action steps.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Public outreach, information, and education
  • Training and regional and targeted exercises and drills (for range of stakeholder groups—including health and human service organizations and media)
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  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Plans and Integration
Health and Climate Change Policy Responses to Protect Public HealthThe 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change has been formed to map out the impacts of climate change, and the necessary policy responses, in order to ensure the highest attainable standards of health for populations worldwide. This Commission is multidisciplinary and international in nature, with strong collaboration between academic centres in Europe and China.
  • Assessment of community health resilience demographics (geography and climate, population factors, housing characteristics, economic and environmental factors, jurisdictions within the community, and cultural and political (e.g., home rule) issues and human factors of relevance to community health
  • Legal, Policy, and Liability Issues
  • Plans and Integration
  • Response Challenges
Enhancing Public Health Emergency Preparedness for Special Needs Populations: A Toolkit for State and Local Planning and ResponseEnhancing Public Health Emergency Preparedness for Special Needs Populations: A Toolkit for State and Local Planning and Response distills the most relevant strategies, practices, and resources from a variety of sources, including peer-reviewed research, government reports, and the trade literature, to identify priority populations and critical strategies. This toolkit is meant to help state and local health agencies improve their current emergency preparedness activities. In addition, community-based and/or non-governmental organizations can use this toolkit to enhance their programming for these populations.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Emergency public health and medical, including mental health services (e.g., availability, certification, mobile assets, emergency triage and pre-hospital treatment, use of remote care technologies)
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  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Communications, Critical IT Systems, Information Sharing, and Health Data Issues
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
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Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster PreparednessA website that provides a detailed resource specialized information center.
  • Population-based preparedness and resilience, particularly for at-risk populations and for women and infants
  • Public outreach, information, and education
  • Coordination and Collaboration across Jurisdictions, Sectors, and Disciplines
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Plans and Integration
Planning for an Emergency: Strategies for Identifying and Engaging At-Risk GroupsThis document has been created for emergency managers. As defined by the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA), emergency managers are professionals at all levels of government and the private sector who prepare for, mitigate, respond to, assist in recovery from, and provide products and services for all emergencies, disasters, and threats to the nation’s security
  • Assessment of community health resilience demographics (geography and climate, population factors, housing characteristics, economic and environmental factors, jurisdictions within the community, and cultural and political (e.g., home rule) issues and human factors of relevance to community health
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  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Communications, Critical IT Systems, Information Sharing, and Health Data Issues
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
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