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1 1 APC Managers Conference Tarrant APC Program and Product Review Atlanta, GA October 22-24, 2008

2 2 Introduction / overview Who we are (as APCs and the Tarrant County APC) –Not centralized nor independent, but federated –Unique staff, jurisdictions, partner resources –Tarrant APC: Grant-funded unit of Project Public Health Ready LHD –Organic complementary knowledge and skill base What we do –Develop AND market know-how individually and collectively –Besides advanced practices, evidence-based practices How we do it –Study it, do it, test it, evaluate it, refine it, deliver it, assess results –Research --> Product -->Application -->Market --> Evaluation A systematic approach, but as we like to say... Its not rocket science.

3 3 Were delivering preparedness tools for... Biosurveillance (regional learning laboratory) Pandemic influenza (as well as seasonal flu) Radiological and chemical agents Small business and personal preparedness Volunteer recruiting and training (MRC) Workforce development (training) and exercises

4 4 Programs / products covered today... Biosurveillance program & Resource Compendium School health surveillance program & system Training/exercise suite – radiological/chemical Preparing Your Business for Emergencies, Natural & Man-Made Disasters (targeting small- and medium-sized businesses) MRC Self-Paced Training for Medical & Non-Medical Volunteers Current Tarrant County APC programs / projects Also covered...

5 5 Our network started with hospitals 52 data feeds, 120+ users

6 6 Biosurveillance toolset (40+ items) providing: Implementation guidance (article series) Resources on HIPAA compliance Insight on PH community of practice Real-world response protocols, efficacy study News, references, links to related resources AHIC Minimum Data Set & precursors Read-me files to explain folder contents

7 7 TCPH School Health Surveillance System Online form takes < 5 min. System: affordable, replicable

8 8 PH-oriented chem/rad event information Exercise guidance scalable for any radiological event; contains many templates (applies HSEEP exercise / evaluation criteria) Roles of PH and exercise objectives both clearly defined Self-paced interactive training on radiation physics, health effects, toxicology oriented to PH staff Exercise examples based on TCPH dirty bomb exercise; materials include assessment, planning links (APC Website) Covers many incidents (power plant, transportation, orphan sources, and RDD)

9 9 Planning tool for SMBs & personal preparedness Easy-to-use, menu-driven, step-by-step guide to develop small business emergency preparedness plan Recognizing suspicious packages Workplace/personal disaster supplies IBHS Open for Business guide Shelter-in-place guidelines Media and news tools Preparedness for long-term care Supporting forms and videos Six Hats decision making model

10 10 Volunteer training for the MRC Self-paced training: medical / non-medical volunteers Based on national MRC core competencies matrix Also popular for CERT training for PH modules Can be used with or without Internet connection All sections downloadable for easy customization Addresses risk / disaster communications and shelter operations Links to FEMA / ICS training modules

11 11 Questions? For more information, please visit our Website:


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