Resiliency + Disaster Preparedness
Post-Katrina Momentum for Public Health and Medical Disaster Preparedness is at Risk
1. Medical Preparedness Efforts Limited to Public Health Agencies and Hospitals
2. Decline in Federal Funds for Health and Medical Preparedness Efforts
3. Challenges to Road and Utilities Infrastructure in the Event of a Disaster
Louisiana Hospital Preparedness Program Grant Funding has decreased 56% since FY 2006
22 Hospitals Engaged in Region 2 Preparedness Planning
Only 4 Points of Access Into District Hospitals and Emergency Rooms
The preparedness network needs long-term funding and expanded engagement to ensure district- and community-scale resilience against unforeseen events.
Establish the BRHD Resiliency Officer and Emergency Coordinator position.
1. Adopt whole-community approach in emergency preparedness.
2. Identify sustained funding for preparedness planning and outreach.
3. Engage in district-scale resiliency planning linked to regional efforts.
Health District Preparedness Funding and Activity Levels
Number of Non-Hospital Healthcare and Service Providers Participating In Emergency Preparedness Efforts
Extent of Community Outreach Efforts
A Culture of Preparedness Across the Whole Community