School Safety Recommendations

The following recommendations were derived from current practice in the re-opening of schools

Hospital Recovery Toolkit

The EPREP Program has developed ‘Essential Functions and Considerations of Hospital Recovery’ in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management. This document was written for hospitals and is intended to serve as a resource for hospitals to use as they prepare to manage their recovery from emergencies of all types, intended to complement the ongoing efforts of federal, state, and local agencies that are similarly committed to enhancing healthcare recovery capabilities.

Hospital Decontamination Toolkit

These resources have been designed to assist hospital based contamination during all phases of the emergency management cycle. Each document can be used to facilitate improvement and is provided as individual PDFs below; however, the resources are most effective when used in combination, accessible here.

Hospital Evacuation Toolkit

This is a comprehensive guide that hospitals can use to prepare for and execute a hospital evacuation.

Exercises Toolkit

This toolkit is an online resource to help you develop exercise evaluation forms for your disaster exercise. Public health and healthcare agencies will find this database helpful in developing exercise evaluation forms for the optimal evaluation of their preparedness exercises.

Peer Assessment Toolkit

The peer assessment process is designed to engage public health and other professionals in the analysis of a public health system’s response to an emergency, by identifying root causes of successes and failures, and highlighting lessons that can be institutionalized by the responding public health system and others to improve future responses.

Preparedness Logic Model

This report was commissioned by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and was developed by Dr. Stoto, Dr. Nelson, and Dr. Savoia. The report focuses on the development of a public health emergency preparedness logic model for the European context, particularly on cross‐border threats to health that can be used as the basis for identifying public health emergency preparedness (PHEP) systems’ current level of preparedness.

Preparedness Core Competencies Model

This report was commissioned by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and focuses on the development of emergency preparedness core competencies in the European context. With the eventual goal of developing competency- based training programs intended to improve public health emergency preparedness (PHEP), the authors developed an ECDC public health emergency preparedness logic model. This logic model provides a structure for assessing preparedness in the European Member States and, in its list of public health emergency preparedness capabilities, a language for describing and identifying gaps in the knowledge and skills of public health and preparedness professionals.

Emergency Risk Communication Item Bank

The Emergency Risk Communication Item Bank was developed by the EPREP Program and provides a user-friendly platform for survey development. To build their survey, users may select items from six domains (Awareness and Knowledge, Communication Behaviors, Emotional Reactions, Preparedness Behaviors, Risk Perception, Social and Demographics Factors), or select a pre-developed survey that was used in one of four real emergencies (2010 MA Water Crisis, 2014 West Virginia Water Crisis, 2009 H1N1 Pandemic, 2012 MERS Outbreak).