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Emergency Preparedness

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Resources

HSAG COVID-19 Resource Page. This page includes links to clinical national guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other national organizations.

HSAG Vaccine Resources Page.  Find vaccine tools, guidelines, and webinars on COVID-19 vaccines. While some of these resources are targeting to nursing homes, there are many useful links for all healthcare providers.

COVID-19 Rural Vaccine Confidence Initiative to promote vaccine confidence, from the National Rural Health Association.

CDC Vaccine Communication Toolkit: This toolkit from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is designed to promote vaccination among healthcare provider staff.

COVID-19 Zone Tool for discharging patients recovering from COVID-19. 

Quality During Crisis: Fillable form to assist hospitals in identifying and communicating key patient safety best practices.

Resources

Emergency Preparedness Final Rule: This slide deck from HSAG HQIC outlines the emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare and medicaid participating providers and suppliers, including risk assessment and planning, policies and procedures, training and testing, and a communications plan.

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule: This link to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services webpage offers and overview and guidance regarding the final rule.

CMS Emergency Preparedness Definitions and Acronyms: This online glossary covers all-hazards emergency preparedness.

Be Prepared California: From the California Department of Public Health, this website offers insight on developing a disaster plan, emergency supplies, tips for healthcare workers, and more.

Quality During Crisis: Fillable form to assist hospitals in identifying and communicating key patient safety best practices.