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1 Minnesota Department of Health Multi-Agency Coordination Autumn 2006 Office of Emergency Preparedness

2 MDH Disclaimer This Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) Power Point is intended to describe the Minnesota Department of Health approach to Multi-Agency Coordination. It is not intended to serve as a plan for all state and local entities, nor is it intended to be directly applicable to all incidents. This plan describes MDHs approach to multi-agency coordination in response to a health-related incident. Other agencies are encouraged to seek guidance in planning for the differences and requirements presented in each type of incident and develop similar plans for Multi-Agency Coordination for the applicable discipline/area of responsibility.

3 Barriers to Effective Interagency Coordination Different policies & procedures among entities Different interagency/inter-facility organizational structure Lack of interagency/inter-facility communications, including frequencies and use of agreements

4 Barriers to Effective Interagency Coordination (cont.) Lack of valid, timely, and complete information from all available sources Differences in terminology for personnel, for assignments, and resources Little previous interagency/inter-facility training

5 Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) Happens… At the scene of an incident At an Emergency Operations Center At an interjurisdictional or regional level At state and federal levels Internationally

6 Why Is MDH Using MAC? National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliant NIMS provides a structure for MAC MAC fits into incident command structure MAC is coordination focus NOT command Supports region-wide planning

7 Who Staffs a Health MAC? Health Care Entity Representative Public Health Representative (state or local) Emergency Medical Services Representative Homeland Security & Emergency Management Representative

8 Traditional MAC Information Flow

9 HEALTH Information Flow when a Health MAC is Activated

10 A Health MAC System Can Be as simple as a teleconference Be formal and meet at a pre- designated facility Operate without EOCs open Be simple or complex; Determined by the incident

11 MAC Systems Have Access to Facility / Agency Representatives Facilities Equipment Procedures Information Systems Communication Systems All Integrated into a Common System

12 Primary Functions of a Health MAC System Information Coordination Recommend Use of Critical Resources Facilitate health-related support and resource tracking Coordinate inter-facility / interagency policies and strategies

13 When to Activate a Health MAC System Multiple concurrent health-related incidents Incidents that are non-site specific Incidents that are geographically dispersed Incidents that evolve over time

14 Who Activates a Health MAC System? Any agency or facility representative (RHRC, PHPC, EMSRB or EMS Regional Dir., HSEM Regional Program Coordinator) –When needs exceed available resources –Regional interagency/inter-facility need to coordinate health-related policies

15 MAC Committee Representatives RHRCs OEP staff EMS-Program Director & EMSRB PHPC HSEM Local Public Health

16 Product of MAC Committee Multi-Agency Coordination Plan Support Annex to the MDH All- Hazards Response & Recovery Plan Framework for regions to use to develop Regional MAC Annex

17 MDH MAC Plan is located g/allhazards.html

18 For more information, contact: Janice Maine, Public Health All-Hazards Planner 651-201-5715

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