Healthcare Sector Committee
Due to new requirements from the alignment of the Hospital Preparedness Program and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has moved from the previous 6 hospital planning regions to 11 healthcare coalition areas which are aligned with the 11 public health areas. These coalitions will be beneficial in ongoing preparedness efforts of ADPH and partner agencies in regard to Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 for the Alabama Emergency Operations Plan.
The Statewide Healthcare Sector will no longer conduct quarterly conference calls. In an effort to build and sustain these coalitions, collaboration at the local level is essential. Any concerns, issues or suggestions can be directed to the Emergency Preparedness team members as well as Ann Brantley at firstname.lastname@example.org in the ADPH Center for Emergency Preparedness.
The latest minutes from conference calls are available for download.
- July 24, 2012
- April 24, 2012
- January 24, 2012
- October 25, 2011
- July 26, 2011
- April 26, 2011
- January 26, 2011
- October 19, 2010
- July 27, 2010
- April 27, 2010
- January 26, 2010
- October 27, 2009
- July 28, 2009
- March 24, 2009
- December 16, 2008
March 24, 2009, Conference Call Presentation: Demonstration of Center for Emergency Preparedness Assessments and Tools: Hospital Planning Regions 2009(1 MB)
- Healthcare Coordination/Operational Planning and Pharmacy Issues
The purpose of this subcommittee is to focus on hospital staffing (i.e., physicians, pharmacists, respiratory therapist, nurses), bed capacity, and alternative care sites while collaborating with various agencies to encourage cooperation and mutual aid agreements; focus on the issues regarding prescription medications during disaster conditions; and develop standards and operational protocols and/or plans that can be implemented during emergency conditions in cooperation with all aspects of healthcare including the business portion of healthcare and continuity of operations planning.
- Training and Exercise Planning
The purpose of this subcommittee is to focus on educating healthcare staff and coordinating exercises between agencies.
- Review Board
All the physicians in the Healthcare Sector Committee participate on the Review Board. This board evaluates all policies and procedures developed in the Healthcare Sector Committees prior to submission to the Assistant State Health Officer for Disease Control and Prevention and the State Health Officer.
For Additional Information
For more information, please call (334) 206-3394 or view Alabama Department of Public Health Healthcare Sector Committee (2 MB)