Dedicated to enhancing regional preparedness and response to disaster
"The initiates that NSPA does such as the tabletop exercise are very critical in my mind as far as going into an event weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Knowing the availability of beds and resources outside of our area. We go into our weekend feeling comfortable that we are ready for the unexpected. Take it from us at Martinsville Speedway, when we are planning a major event we use our healthcare coalition to give our healthcare workers the best chance for success."
"As a local Emergency Manager, I found the resources of the NSPA extremely valuable. During a community wide disaster that affects the Roanoke Valley there is likely going to be other effects throughout the region which may limit resources available to Emergency Responders and area hospitals. Having a working relationship with NSPA prior to a disaster is critical. Knowing NSPA staff and the resource capabilities of the agency is important to insure emergency responders are able be continue to provide services when supplies, equipment and personnel may be limited."
" I attended the Basic & Advanced Disaster Life Support courses through NSPA's Training Center. This class provided a global viewpoint of disasters. As a nurse, it was wonderful learning the prehospital events that need to take place prior to patients entering the hospital system. This knowledge will assist with not only valuing their roles in the field but help with preparing for patient care."
Grant Programming Provided By:
The coalition’s efforts are funded via federal grant distributed to the Virginia Department of Health from the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response as part of the Hospital Preparedness Program. VDH contracts with the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association to further distribute those funds to six healthcare coalitions throughout the commonwealth.