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1 Industry Brief Apr 07. 2 Outline How is Alberta preparing? How is Alberta preparing? Albertas Health Response Albertas Health Response Albertas Operational.

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1 1 Industry Brief Apr 07

2 2 Outline How is Alberta preparing? How is Alberta preparing? Albertas Health Response Albertas Health Response Albertas Operational Response Albertas Operational Response

3 3 How is Alberta Preparing?

4 4 Preparedness Strategy A health emergency that can turn into a general emergency – impact to society as a whole A cross-ministry response is required to ensure the Government of Alberta (GOA) and the province is adequately prepared and able to respond to a pandemic. How is Alberta Preparing?

5 5 Plan Objectives Coordination & synchronization of health and non-health sector plans, including coordination of legislative changes. Coordination & synchronization of health and non-health sector plans, including coordination of legislative changes. Coordination of business continuity planning of GOA, essential industry services, health system and local governments. Coordination of business continuity planning of GOA, essential industry services, health system and local governments. Communications and awareness to all segments, of Albertas society (businesses/organizations, health system, local government, individuals and other GOA ministries). Communications and awareness to all segments, of Albertas society (businesses/organizations, health system, local government, individuals and other GOA ministries). Development and delivery of a provincial pandemic influenza awareness program to GOA, Municipalities / RHAs and Industry to validate our preparedness planning. Development and delivery of a provincial pandemic influenza awareness program to GOA, Municipalities / RHAs and Industry to validate our preparedness planning. How is Alberta Preparing?

6 6 Health Response

7 7 Health Response Key Players Local Regional Health Authority (9) Pandemic Influenza Emergency Response Plans Provincial Alberta Health & Wellness Pandemic Influenza Plan Federal Health Canada – Public Health Agency of Canada Canadian Pandemic Influenza Plan International World Health Organization Albertas Health Response

8 8 Role of Regional Health Authorities Coordination and delivery of all health services Coordination and delivery of all health services RHA-specific communication to the public and health professionals RHA-specific communication to the public and health professionals Vaccine and antiviral delivery, tracking, reporting Vaccine and antiviral delivery, tracking, reporting Regional surveillance data collection and reporting – illness, vital statistics, health care utilization Regional surveillance data collection and reporting – illness, vital statistics, health care utilization Coordination with municipal and local stakeholders Coordination with municipal and local stakeholders Albertas Health Response

9 9 Government of Albertas Operational Response Plan

10 10 Alberta Pandemic Operations Follows the provinces current Emergency Management Structure as identified in the Alberta Emergency Plan. Follows the provinces current Emergency Management Structure as identified in the Alberta Emergency Plan. Goal of AB Planning Goal of AB Planning Minimize sickness and death Minimize sickness and death Minimize the impact on society Minimize the impact on society Assist with the recovery Assist with the recovery

11 11 Operational Response Key Players Local Municipalities, industry, individuals Emergency Response Plans Provincial Emergency Management Alberta Operations Centre (involves all GOA Ministries) GOA Pandemic Influenza Operations Plan & Business Continuity Plans Federal Public Health Agency of Canada, Public Safety Canada, DND, RCMP Canadian Pandemic Influenza Plan – Emergency Response International US, other agreements Albertas Operational Response

12 12 Emergency Management Alberta Facilitating PI planning with municipalities since Facilitating PI planning with municipalities since Each municipality by legislation must have a Municipal Emergency Plan – PI is a new hazard Each municipality by legislation must have a Municipal Emergency Plan – PI is a new hazard Coordinating and leading Business Continuity Planning for a pandemic with ministries Coordinating and leading Business Continuity Planning for a pandemic with ministries Each ministry by legislation must have an annually updated BCP Each ministry by legislation must have an annually updated BCP Leading the development of GOA PI Operations Plan Leading the development of GOA PI Operations Plan Work began in October 2005 with the first draft completed in March Work began in October 2005 with the first draft completed in March Version 2 complete awaiting executive approval. Version 2 complete awaiting executive approval. Albertas Operational Response

13 13 Operations Plan Breakdown Internal to Government Internal to Government Municipal Municipal Industry Industry

14 14 Internal to Government Plan Component Focused on Essential Services Focused on Essential Services EMA and Cross Government Coordination Team will work with ministries to ensure that Critical and Vital services are maintained. EMA and Cross Government Coordination Team will work with ministries to ensure that Critical and Vital services are maintained. Each ministry is expected to maintain its link with its common stakeholders and discuss pandemic and the potential impacts. Each ministry is expected to maintain its link with its common stakeholders and discuss pandemic and the potential impacts. Maintain normal levels of service for as long as possible Maintain normal levels of service for as long as possible

15 15 Role of Municipalities & Communities Develop and train the communitys emergency response plan Develop and train the communitys emergency response plan Ensure local essential services are maintained Ensure local essential services are maintained Coordinate pandemic planning with the health authorities Coordinate pandemic planning with the health authorities Support the local health response as possible Support the local health response as possible Coordinate with GOA through usual emergency channels Coordinate with GOA through usual emergency channels Albertas Operational Response

16 16 Municipal Engagement Strategy Engage municipalities and municipal associations through their District Officers or directly to: Engage municipalities and municipal associations through their District Officers or directly to: Advise municipalities of latest AHW information & policy as regards Pandemic Influenza Advise municipalities of latest AHW information & policy as regards Pandemic Influenza Advise municipalities of business continuity best practices as regards Pandemic Influenza Advise municipalities of business continuity best practices as regards Pandemic Influenza Encourage municipal / RHA joint planning Encourage municipal / RHA joint planning Encourage inter municipal pandemic planning Encourage inter municipal pandemic planning

17 17 Municipal Engagement Strategy Engage municipalities and municipal associations through their District Officers or directly to: Engage municipalities and municipal associations through their District Officers or directly to: Request municipalities advise GOA of: Request municipalities advise GOA of: high risk issues in the provision of their services and pandemic contingency planning within their jurisdictions high risk issues in the provision of their services and pandemic contingency planning within their jurisdictions identify municipal services surpluses and deficiencies identify municipal services surpluses and deficiencies identify critical service interdependencies identify critical service interdependencies Raise municipal concerns to senior levels of Government in terms of preparation, response and recovery Raise municipal concerns to senior levels of Government in terms of preparation, response and recovery

18 18 Essential Industries Electrical Production & Distribution Oil & Gas Production & Distribution Food Production & Distribution Transportation Water Control & Infrastructure Finance Telecommunications Mortuary Services

19 19 Industry Strategy Engage essential industry associations through their individual stakeholder ministries to: Engage essential industry associations through their individual stakeholder ministries to: Advise industry of latest AHW information & policy as regards Pandemic Influenza Advise industry of latest AHW information & policy as regards Pandemic Influenza Encourage industrial business continuity best practices as regards Pandemic Influenza Encourage industrial business continuity best practices as regards Pandemic Influenza Request industry advise GOA of: Request industry advise GOA of: high risk issues in the provision of their services and pandemic contingency planning within the industry high risk issues in the provision of their services and pandemic contingency planning within the industry Identify critical industry interdependencies Identify critical industry interdependencies Raise industry concerns to senior levels of Government in terms of preparation, response and recovery Raise industry concerns to senior levels of Government in terms of preparation, response and recovery

20 20 QUESTIONS


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