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Emergency Preparedness

Medical Worker Nurse Talking with Senior Patient

Healthcare providers, community-based organizations, and individuals in the community need to be ready to respond to emergencies, including viral outbreaks such as COVID-19 or influenza, which can spread quickly and require a rapid robust response to minimize spread. It is vital that all entities self-assess their ability to manage emergencies, are prepared with comprehensive and actionable plans, and are armed with checklists to operationalize logistics in the event of an emergency or healthcare crisis.