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September 15, 2020

What Does ‘All-hazards’ Planning Mean?

I’ve worked in emergency management in the Southeastern region of Pennsylvania for a long time. I feel like I’ve seen it all and planned for it all. Emergency managers develop plans for events through an approach we call, “All-Hazards Planning.” 

September 01, 2020

Ideal Leadership during the Emergency Management Preparedness Phase

In my line of work, it’s not unusual to face a crisis—either during training or responding to one in real time. Experiences in public safety, safety consulting, and emergency management (EM) have taught us that, during an emergency—when seconds can make all the difference—effective leadership can make or break a team. I’ve worked with some great leaders during my tenure, and many of the best ones have adopted a transformational style of leadership. Their examples are the ones that I have used most often as I strive to be an effective leader in my own work in the EM community.

August 17, 2020

FEMA Region III, Stakeholder Toolkit, Individual Assistance

FEMA's Region III toolkit, Individiual Assistance, includes: Talking points, overview of Presidential declaration, links to the six Individual Assistance programs, service delivery channels, timeline of Individual Assistance programs, online resources, and graphics for social posts.

August 05, 2020

Virtual Summit Discusses COVID-19’s Impact on Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain, Opportunities to Innovate

The COVD-19 pandemic has disrupted many aspects of health care in the United States, and the supply chain for medical equipment and resources remains a key factor in the security of our nation and health care system. Last week, the American Hospital Association (AHA), American Medical Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the United States Pharmacopeia held a virtual summit to discuss the state of the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain and what health care leaders can expect during the coming months.

July 30, 2020

Key Areas of Emergency Preparedness—Are You Ready?

For close to ten years, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has embraced an emergency management (EM) program, supporting organizations across the commonwealth before, during, and after crisis. HAP’s EM program has evolved during this time to include not only association members but also partners in the health care system.

July 27, 2020

Survey Shows the Impact of COVID-19 on the Health Care Workforce

Mental health issues and burnout in the health care field was a major concern before the pandemic, but COVID-19 has exacerbated the problem. A recent survey placed a spotlight on the impact that COVID-19 continues to have on the health care workforce.