Functional Capabilities: Continuity of Business and Operations, and Supply Chain Management

  • Economic consequences of different scenarios; Identification of essential operations and activities, assessment of potential disruptions to services and identification of potential mitigation; Workforce policy issues; Involvement of broad range of businesses in preparedness activities Training of employees and testing of continuity plans and procedures.
  • These tools and resources enable stakeholders to build and enhance plans and operations associated with the continuation of mission-essential tasks and functions during disasters, disruptions, and other events.
LinkTool/Resource NameHow this Tool is UsefulKey CapabilitiesFunctional Capability Sets
Hurricane Irma ResourcesThe Florida Department of Education is in contact with school districts, state colleges and universities for updates and to determine needs before, during and after emergency events. All school districts, colleges and universities are monitoring Hurricane Irma and collaborating with local emergency preparedness officials to make decisions that ensure student and staff safety. Colleges and universities are also working with students who may need assistance with relocation.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Evacuation and shelter-in-place
  • Population-based preparedness and resilience, particularly for at-risk populations and for women and infants
  • Public outreach, information, and education
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  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Continuity of Business and Operations, and Supply Chain Management
  • Hurricane Harvey and Irma Toolset
Risk AssessmentA risk assessment is a process to identify potential hazards and analyze what could happen if a hazard occurs. A business impact analysis (BIA) is the process for determining the potential impacts resulting from the interruption of time sensitive or critical business processes.
  • 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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  • Continuity of Business and Operations, and Supply Chain Management
  • Critical Infrastructure and Associated Interdependencies; Risk Assessment, and Mitigation
  • Financial and Broader Resourcing Challenges
  • Recovery and Long-Term Restoration Issues
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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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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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Disasters and Financial Planning: A Guide for Preparedness and RecoveryDisaster preparedness begins with a well-crafted personal financial plan based on your family’s values and goals. Ideally, you should develop a financial strategy with the help of professionals such as your family attorney and a financial specialist. These professionals can help you make informed, thoughtful decisions about your family’s present and future financial activities.
  • Financial resources for public and private sector restoration
  • Resource (government and private sector) management (identification, access, distribution, and monitoring)
  • Continuity of Business and Operations, and Supply Chain Management
  • Financial and Broader Resourcing Challenges
Business Continuity PlanWhen business is disrupted, it can cost money. Lost revenues plus extra expenses means reduced profits. Insurance does not cover all costs and cannot replace customers that defect to the competition. A business continuity plan to continue business is essential. Development of a business continuity plan includes four steps: 1) Conduct a business impact analysis to identify time-sensitive or critical business functions and processes and the resources that support them. 2) Identify, document, and implement to recover critical business functions and processes. 3) Organize a business continuity team and compile a business continuity plan to manage a business disruption. 4) Conduct training for the business continuity team and testing and exercises to evaluate recovery strategies and the plan.
  • Resource (government and private sector) management (identification, access, distribution, and monitoring)
  • Continuity of Business and Operations, and Supply Chain Management
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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NASCIO IT Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Tool-kit: Planning for the Next DisasterThis toolkit provides information on disaster recovery and business continuity planning and how it provides a framework of interim measures to recover IT services following an emergency or system disruption. IT systems are vulnerable to a variety of disruptions, ranging from minor short-term power outages to more-severe disruptions involving equipment destruction from a variety of sources such as natural or man-made disasters and attacks. It is essential that disaster recovery planning, execution, and testing, are essential to mitigate the risk of system and service unavailability.
  • Interoperable and resilient communications systems
  • Communications, Critical IT Systems, Information Sharing, and Health Data Issues
  • Continuity of Business and Operations, and Supply Chain Management
Comprehensive Community Bio-Event Resilience Action Plan for the Puget Sound RegionCovers the need to have an effective regional organizational structure for recovery and long-term restoration after a major bio-event or disaster with a well-defined decision-making process that involves the range of key stakeholder organizations necessary to make informed decisions on priority issues, taking into account health and safety, economic, and political considerations. Includes priorities.
  • Debris removal and disposal
  • Effective multi-jurisdiction/cross-sector integrated command structure for response and initial recovery
  • Emergency mutual assistance agreements
  • Health, Emergency Services workforce recruitment, availability, maintenance, occupational health and safety, and certification
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  • Communications, Critical IT Systems, Information Sharing, and Health Data Issues
  • Continuity of Business and Operations, and Supply Chain Management
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
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Blue Cascased VI Regional Tabletop Exercise: Focus - Pandemic and Severe Flooding Challenges to Health & Safety Community Resilience in the Puget Sound RegionPuget Sound stakeholders with state and federal agency partners conducted a regional tabletop exercise focused on ways to improve community health and safety for a significant flood during a pandemic. Puget Sound stakeholders with state and federal agency partners conducted a regional tabletop exercise focused on ways to improve community health and safety for a significant flood during a pandemic.
  • Financial resources for public and private sector restoration
  • Pet and animal management, veterinary stockpiles, and dead animal disposal
  • Public outreach, information, and education
  • Communications, Critical IT Systems, Information Sharing, and Health Data Issues
  • Continuity of Business and Operations, and Supply Chain Management
  • Financial and Broader Resourcing Challenges
  • Legal, Policy, and Liability Issues
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The U.S. Climate Resilience ToolkitThe U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit provides scientific tools, information, and expertise to help people manage their climate-related risks and opportunities, and improve their resilience to extreme events. The site is designed to serve interested citizens, communities, businesses, resource managers, planners, and policy leaders at all levels of government.
  • 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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  • Continuity of Business and Operations, and Supply Chain Management
  • Critical Infrastructure and Associated Interdependencies; Risk Assessment, and Mitigation
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Environmental Health, Food, Agriculture, and Veterinary Medicine
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Pennsylvania "All Hazards" School Safety Planning ToolkItPennsylvania's All Hazards School Safety Planning Toolkit provides school personnel and their stakeholders with Sample Documents, Assessment Tools and Resources for all types of disasters that affect student safety. The guide is divided in chapters that describe each phase of emergency planning, and includes related materials for natural- and man-made disaster planning that impact school environments. Users are school administrators and staff , local agency responders and school community stakeholders. The guide is an end-product of school community members (government agencies, community agencies and individuals) committed to collaborative efforts that build related networks to secure safe schools.
  • Continuous and sustainable process and strategy for community, organizational, and individual health resilience improvement
  • Health resilience assessment and measurement approaches for facilities, assets, and communities
  • Population-based preparedness and resilience, particularly for at-risk populations and for women and infants
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  • Communications, Critical IT Systems, Information Sharing, and Health Data Issues
  • Continuity of Business and Operations, and Supply Chain Management
  • Critical Infrastructure and Associated Interdependencies; Risk Assessment, and Mitigation
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FEMA Small Business ToolkitThis is a toolkit of leading resources that are useful for small investments and small businesses.
  • Situational awareness for organizations, jurisdictions, regions
  • Continuity of Business and Operations, and Supply Chain Management
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