The Oklahoma Department of Health developed a Push Partner Program in response to Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21, which asked all communities to be prepared to provide prophylaxis to their entire population within 48 hours. The "push" strategy involves distributing medications to partner agencies, which then dispense the medications to their employees, employees' family members, and the agencies' clients.
The Push Partner Registry (PPR) is a five-county public health partnership with community-based organizations to dispense medications to at-risk populations during an emergency. The intent of the registry is to create a comprehensive database of regional private partners and community-based organizations that serve at-risk populations and are willing to serve as a private point-of-dispensing (POD) site during an emergency.
A NIMS-based approach provides a framework to establish an acute care center (ACC) for a bioterrorism event, but much of the information could easily be extrapolated to a pandemic situation. The materials describe a coordinated approach between local hospitals and acute care centers by including scenarios for which an ACC might be needed and defining the level of care provided outside of a hospital.
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
A concept of operations describes an integrated approach to developing surge capacity plans between multiple hospitals. Four hospitals in Brooklyn, New York, developed a collaborative plan by conducting inventories of various hospital assets and identifying surge capacity resources at each facility.
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