The following resources are available for your situational awareness: State Resources: Regional & District Epidemiologists Contact Information  VDH Website (Virginia surveillance data at the bottom of this page) http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/novel-coronavirus/ Letter from the State Health Commissioner  VHHA: please continue to monitor this website for updates. Information for Healthcare Hospital & Healthcare Webinar Slides National Resources: GIS ... Read more...

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Pediatric Disaster Response Training Course

This year the Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance (NSPA) is focusing on better preparing the Region for pediatric disasters. Along with a NEW Pediatric Annex to the Mass Casualty Surge plan, the Coalition will be offering Pediatric Disaster Response & Emergency Preparedness Course (MGT-439)! Registration Now Open, CLICK HERE! A 2010 report by the National Commission ... Read more...

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Happy New Year! It's a fresh start, a new beginning, and we wanted to share some NSPA partner achievements with you! Nancy Harms, Director of Quality Improvement at the Virginia Veterans Care Center (VVCC) was recently nominated as a Point Click Care Champion. Point Click Care (PCC) is the Electronic Medical Record system VVCC uses ... Read more...

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NEW Proposal Requests for Coalition Projects

The Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance is currently seeking project proposals for the following: Five Year Strategic Plan | Proposal Details facilitation and composition of a strategic document Emergency Operations Plan Revision / Update | Proposal Details updating existing NSPA EOP Pediatric Disaster Annex | Proposal Details  facilitation and composition of the required annex NSPA EOP ... Read more...

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2019 Regional Emergency Management Summit

As emergencies and disasters are becoming more complex, the need for collaboration across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions is crucial. Learning how each group works and breaking the silos to collaborate in preparedness efforts will set the path for response and recovery efforts in the future. The Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance (NSPA) is partnering with The ... Read more...

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Multi-Agency, Multi-Hazard Full Scale Exercise

On Friday, Sept. 6th, several NSPA regional healthcare coalition partners participated in a Multi-Agency Multi-Hazard Full Scale Exercise sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, held in the Roanoke Industrial Center. Participants included local, state and federal partners.  Participating hospitals received 40 mock-patients in total; requiring decontamination and medical treatment from a simulated aircraft crash breaching ... Read more...

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