Recovery Planning



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This four-week, fully online course will guide learners through guidance and best practices for long-term recovery planning, with opportunities for group discussion and planning with peers throughout Massachusetts. 

Why We Created This Course:
When disaster hits, we immediately activate response plans to meet the needs of the community. From the first day, we also need to take steps to ensure we can “build back better.” This is the challenge in recovery planning. How can we re-establish vital services to the community while also improving organizational and community resilience? In the absence of pre-disaster recovery planning to establish partnerships, roles, and key priorities, public health and healthcare recovery can be slow to start, and limited in impact. 

What You Will Learn:
This course provides an overview of the recovery planning process, and highlights key planning activities for public health, emergency medical services, hospitals, community health, long-term care, and other healthcare institutions. Participants will leave with foundational information and best practices in recovery planning to enhance their recovery plans and improve essential partnerships in recovery planning.

Target Audience:
Emergency planners from public health, emergency medical services, hospitals, community health, long-term care, and other healthcare institutions

Goal of this Course:
The goal of this course is for learners to recognize their role in long-term recovery planning, both within their organization and as a part of the larger public health and healthcare system, and to take initial steps to incorporate long-term recovering planning into their existing emergency plans using scalable frameworks and planning tools.

Course Schedule:
This is a four-week course consisting of four live session webinars, with self-paced readings, videos, and discussion board activities between live sessions.

Prep week: May 1 – May 5
Live session, 
Wednesday, May 2
from 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Week 1

May 6 - 12
Live session,
Wednesday, May 9
from 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Week 2

May 13 - 19
Live session,
Wednesday, May 16
from 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Week 3

May 20 - 26
Live session,
Wednesday, May 23
from 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Week 4

May 27 - May 31
Live session,
Thursday, May 31
from 2:00 - 3:30 PM
May 31


Learning Objectives:
By the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Complete the pre-assessment and explain the purpose of the course.
  2. Define recovery and discuss recovery roles for their public health or healthcare organization.
  3. Describe elements of a recovery plan for public health and healthcare organizations.
  4. Discuss how to plan for recovery.
  5. Given recovery planning resources to guide you, identify actions you will take to begin to improve to your organizations’ recovery plan.
  6. Summarize the course and complete the post assessment.

Faculty:
Mea Allen, M.Ed.

Associate Director, Education and Training
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Office of Public Health Preparedness, Boston Public Health Commission

Ashley Miller, MPH
Senior Program Manager, Instructional Design
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Office of Public Health Preparedness, Boston Public Health Commission

Accreditation:
This program was designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, 244 CMR 5.00 for 19.2 contact hours of nursing continuing education.

This program was designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Sanitarians, 255 CMR 5.00 for 16 contact hours of continuing education

This program was designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Health Officers, 241 CMR 4.00 for 19.2 contact hours of continuing education.

Funding:  
The DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness is the Education & Training branch of the Office of Public Health Preparedness. In conjunction with Boston EMS, a bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission, the DelValle Institute provides high-quality all-hazards training and exercises to develop and enhance capabilities-based preparedness. This training delivery is offered through a contract with the Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement and/or the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.  For more information regarding DelValle Institute funding, please visit our funding page.

 

Please note that the registration system will indicate that this course is full, which is not the case. All registrants are initially wait-listed and then reviewed prior to acceptance into the course.

Tuesday, May 1 – Thursday, May 31, 2018
Webinar and independent study

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