Healthcare System Recovery Guide: Hurricane Harvey   [open pdf - 955KB]

"Disasters have a direct and immediate impact on healthcare systems. These impacts affect not only the facilities and their operations, but also the demand for the critical services provided by those facilities. [...] By most accounts, the healthcare systems in Texas performed with a focus and determination to support survivor needs. Many of them, in particular the larger systems, consider themselves to be fully recovered from the impacts of Hurricane Harvey. [...] In support of Texas recovery operations, the Health and Social Services (HSS) Recovery Support Function (RSF) reviewed healthcare facility concerns realized through the landscape assessment and engaged in onsite recovery work to inform development of this guide to assist small to medium facilities with long-term recovery. This Healthcare Recovery Guide is intended to: [1] Identify common post-disaster recovery planning issues for small to medium sized facilities. [2] Propose courses of action to assist short through long-term recovery and improve future preparedness/response. [3] Identify relevant support resources."

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Public Health Emergency: http://www.phe.gov/
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