Responding to and recovering from disasters is much easier when people and organizations are prepared for them. This is very important to health centers which need to get back to the business of providing health care to their patients, keep revenue coming in, and payroll going out. In fact, Community Health Centers are required by HRSA to have an emergency plan in place.

The Nevada Primary Care Association (NVPCA) collaborates with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). California Primary Care Association (CPCA) and a National Emergency Preparedness Coalition to provide trainings and information related to emergency preparedness and training.

To request more information on utilizing Emergency Preparedness within your health center, please contact: Jim Godwin

Tracie (HHS) -  The Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange features resource materials, a help line, just-in-time suggestions and tools to share info from real-life experiences in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters. TRACIE is the nation’s first and most comprehensive system of resources designed specifically to help communities better prepare for and manage the health impacts of disasters.

Health Centers - Assistance Before, During, and After Emergencies and Disasters - This overview illustrates the many different ways that CHCs assist communities before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. These stories are great for showing how essential CHCs are to the communities they serve. 

Business Continuity Plan Template (NACHC and PCDC) - In the face of a disaster, health centers must manage their ability to continue caring for the patients in the community. Maintaining operations in the event of a disaster becomes possible through effective business continuity planning. This template will guide you in the process of developing a comprehensive business continuity plan for your health center.

Rural Communities and Emergency Preparedness (HRSA) - This compendium provides guidance and information for rural health centers.

Emergencies Happen - Prepare Now (NACHC) -This guide provides information, tools, and templates that will assist health centers as they develop and implement comprehensive emergency management programs