Functional Capabilities: Coordination and Collaboration across Jurisdictions, Sectors, and Disciplines

  • Creation or strengthening of cooperative mechanisms to foster coordination and collaboration; Including “whole community” collaboration of public, private, and non-profit organizations and associations with roles and responsibilities or interests in preparedness, public health, and resilience.
LinkTool/Resource NameHow this Tool is UsefulKey CapabilitiesFunctional Capability Sets
A Community Checklist for Health Sector Resilience Informed by Hurricane SandyAn examination of New York City’s experiences with Superstorm Sandy to derive “best practices” guidance for communities interested in strengthening the resilience of their health care sector to extreme events. Provides a general checklist that outlines cross-cutting actions that many different health sector organizations can implement to foster resilience as well as supplemental checklists that are specific to individual components of the health sector: hospitals, long term care facilities, outpatient medical facilities, behavioral health providers, pharmacies, correctional health facilities, public health departments, patient transport providers, home and community based care providers, elected officials and jurisdictions as well as patients and families.
  • 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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  • Coordination and Collaboration across Jurisdictions, Sectors, and Disciplines
  • Critical Infrastructure and Associated Interdependencies; Risk Assessment, and Mitigation
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource 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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Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Considerations for Children and Families: Workshop SummaryPreparedness, Response and Recovery Considerations for Children and Families is the summary of a workshop convened in June, 2013 by the Institute of Medicine Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events to discuss disaster preparedness, response, and resilience relative to the needs of children and families, including children with special health care needs.
  • All-hazards threat identification and characterization—natural and manmade, including aging and deteriorating infrastructure, technological threats, and climate change
  • 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
  • Critical Infrastructure and Associated Interdependencies; Risk Assessment, and Mitigation
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Early Childhood Disaster-Related Resources for Children and FamiliesCheck out the fact sheets, guides, family tools, and activities for young children below that can help you and your entire family prepare, respond to, and recover from disasters.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Effective plans and policies for health resilience response, mitigation, and recovery
  • Population-based preparedness and resilience, particularly for at-risk populations and for women and infants
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  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Coordination and Collaboration across Jurisdictions, Sectors, and Disciplines
  • Environmental Health, Food, Agriculture, and Veterinary Medicine
  • Financial and Broader Resourcing Challenges
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Community Advancing of Resilience Tool (CART)The Communities Advancing Resilience Toolkit (CART) is a community intervention designed to enhance community resilience through assessment, group processes, planning, and action. CART can also be used as a vehicle to introduce other interventions into a community.
  • All-hazards threat identification and characterization—natural and manmade, including aging and deteriorating infrastructure, technological threats, and climate change
  • 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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  • Coordination and Collaboration across Jurisdictions, Sectors, and Disciplines
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Public Engagement, Empowerment, and Information, including Media
Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations – Letter ReportThis is a report brief on a book called "Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations: A Letter Report." Guidance about developing crisis standards of care during disasters. (this is not the whole book)
  • Crisis standards of care
  • Integration of Federal civilian and military support to state and local authorities into planning, response, and recovery
  • Coordination and Collaboration across Jurisdictions, Sectors, and Disciplines
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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A Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management: Principles, Themes, and Pathways for ActionThis document presents a foundation for increasing individual preparedness and engaging with members of the community as vital partners in enhancing the resiliency and security of our Nation through a Whole Community approach. It is intended to promote greater understanding of the approach and to provide a strategic framework to guide all members of the emergency management community as they determine how to integrate Whole Community concepts into their daily practices.
  • Continuous and sustainable process and strategy for community, organizational, and individual health resilience improvement
  • Coordination and Collaboration across Jurisdictions, Sectors, and Disciplines
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Public Engagement, Empowerment, and Information, including Media
Addressing Communication Challenges During and Infectious Disease Emergency ResponseThis document draws from state experiences during the H1N1 pandemic response and discusses potential ways to address communication challenges that state health agencies (SHAs) may face when responding to an infectious disease outbreak, including tools available for more effective and efficient communications. These suggestions were compiled from evaluations of communications during the H1N1 pandemic, including three state after-action reports (New Jersey, Kentucky, and Iowa) funded by ASTHO.
  • Continuous and sustainable process and strategy for community, organizational, and individual health resilience improvement
  • Cross-sector, jurisdiction/national border, and discipline information sharing
  • Effective plans and policies for health resilience response, mitigation, and recovery
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  • Communications, Critical IT Systems, Information Sharing, and Health Data Issues
  • Coordination and Collaboration across Jurisdictions, Sectors, and Disciplines
  • 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
Public Health Emergency Response Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Public Health DirectorsThis guide is intended to be used by state, local, and tribal public health professionals who are responsible for initiating public health response activities during the first 24 hours (i.e., the acute phase) of an emergency or disaster. It has templates.
  • Damage assessment
  • 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
  • Coordination and Collaboration across Jurisdictions, Sectors, and Disciplines
  • Legal, Policy, and Liability Issues
National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) 2013 Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and ResilienceNIPP 2013 represents an evolution from concepts introduced in the initial version of the NIPP released in 2006 and revised in 2009. The National Plan is streamlined and adaptable to the current risk, policy, and strategic environments. It provides the foundation for an integrated and collaborative approach to achieve the vision of: "[a] Nation in which physical and cyber critical infrastructure remain secure and resilient, with vulnerabilities reduced, consequences minimized, threats identified and disrupted, and response and recovery hastened."
  • 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
  • Effective plans and policies for health resilience response, mitigation, and recovery
  • Coordination and Collaboration across Jurisdictions, Sectors, and Disciplines
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
The Behavioral Health Emergency Plan Template for Health Care OrganizationsThe Behavioral Health Emergency Plan Template was developed to assist hospitals and other health care providers in integrating the behavioral/mental health functions into their emergency plans and incident command. The document is designed to serve as a template/checklist.
  • Decontamination of structures, assets, soil, and water
  • Mental health services under normal conditions and post-event behavioral health management and monitoring
  • Communications, Critical IT Systems, Information Sharing, and Health Data Issues
  • Coordination and Collaboration across Jurisdictions, Sectors, and Disciplines
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
Hospital Reception Site Planning GuideThe Guide offers information for hospitals to plan for family reunification in a mass casualty incident. Templates, flow charts, job sheet examples, and other resources are easily customizable and scalable.
  • Mass care and sheltering
  • Communications, Critical IT Systems, Information Sharing, and Health Data Issues
  • Coordination and Collaboration across Jurisdictions, Sectors, and Disciplines
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
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Future of Emergency Managementlikelihood of a major natural disaster, flood, hurricane, or earthquake, affecting our communities was inevitable. As emergency management systems focus their efforts on preparing for and responding to terrorist events, these efforts should not diminish their capabilities or capacity for dealing with natural hazards
  • Screening, search, and detection for all-hazards health threats, including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives
  • Coordination and Collaboration across Jurisdictions, Sectors, and Disciplines
  • Critical Infrastructure and Associated Interdependencies; Risk Assessment, and Mitigation
  • Hurricane Harvey and Irma Toolset
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