Newly Released Poster: Disinfecting for Norovirus

This is the time of year during which Norovirus (The "Stomach Bug") makes an appearance around the region. During these times, proper sanitation, personal hygiene, and disinfection procedures can go a long way toward keeping you, your family, co-workers, patients, students, and everyone else healthy. Below is a poster than can be printed and displayed or ... Read more...

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SAMHSA Resources for Specific Populations During Disaster

In response to the winter storm events that have affected the Northeast, SAMHSA has distributed a robust catalog of resources detailing concerns and available tools for managing specific populations in response disaster. These populations include behavioral and mental health concerns, children and caregivers, older adults, individuals with disabilities, and disaster responders. (Excerpted from an email ... Read more...

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Important Coalition Meeting February 19th

The next Coalition Meeting of the Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance will be held on February 19th at the Carilion Rehab Auditorium in Roanoke. This month's meeting will focus on the use of WebEx as a webinar platform. Coalition meetings, conference calls, emergency communications and other correspondence are executed using the WebEx platform and it is ... Read more...

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NSPA to Present at Three CBERS Sessions in NSW Region

The Virginia Department of Health has partnered with the Virginia Pharmacists Association to produce the 2015 CBERS sessions:  "Public Health Emergency Preparedness for Pharmacy Professionals" The sessions in the NSW region are as follows: February 10: Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg, 6:30-8:30pm February 17: Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, Danville, 6:30-8:30pm March 12: Carilion ... Read more...

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Regional Healthcare ICT Workshop Plans Finalized

NSPA, in partnership with Carilion Clinic, will conduct a Regional Healthcare ICT Workshop on Saturday, January 31st at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Roanoke.  The workshop is scheduled from 9:00am - 4:30pm. All membership of the NSW region is invited to participate. Helpful links: Healthcare ICT Workshop Agenda Registration Link: https://eventbrite.com/event/15310732814/ We hope to see ... Read more...

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January Coalition Meeting This Thursday at 2pm!

This month's coalition meeting will be held on January 22nd at 2pm at Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital in the 3rd floor auditorium of their Medical Office Building. Here is a link to the agenda: HPC_Agenda_01_22_15_DRAFT Here is a link to minutes from the last business meeting: NSPA_Coalition_Meeting_Minutes_10_16_14_DRAFT_Distributed We hope to have a great quorum of in-person members ... Read more...

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NSPA to Participate in National Webinar

Thanks to strong coalition leadership and good networking at the national conference in Denver last December, NSPA has been invited to present at a webinar for the National Healthcare Coalition Resource Center. The webinar is scheduled for January 29th from 2:30-3:30pm.  Details can be found HERE. NSPA is very excited to be participating in the national ... Read more...

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