Northwest Regional Healthcare Coalition Spotlight
September is National Preparedness Month!
What to do this month to ensure your facility, staff, and family are READY. Each week for the month of September, work on these individual, family and work tasks.
September 1—7: Save Early for Disaster Costs
September 8—14: Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters
September 15—21: Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters
September 22—30: Get Involved in Your Community’s Preparedness
Have a personal, home, work, and/or school preparedness plan for each member of your family and take some time this month to “exercise” your plans!
Follow any an all appropriate national, state, and local agencies and news outlets to ensure you properly informed of any potential threats and timeline of events.
It is critical to know what could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, allowing for the most effective plan for what to do before, during and after each type of emergency.
Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA)
Facility and Community HVA are critical in order to assess gaps in planning, response, and recovery. A HVA is a systematic approach to identify hazards or risks that are most likely to have an impact on your facility and surrounding community. Conducting a HVA is also a requirement in the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule.