View as Webpage

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response

The Express: July 2023

This issue of The Express highlights the following new and updated resources:

Heatwaves and utility outages continue to affect various areas of the country; our recently updated Utility Failures Topic Collection, the heat-related sections in our Natural Disasters Topic Collection, our air quality resources in our Climate Change and Healthcare System Considerations Topic Collection, and Issue 17 of The Exchange which focuses on utility outages and extreme heat can help. Reach out to ASPR TRACIE if you need technical assistance.

Impacts of Planned and Unplanned Power Disruption on California Public Health and Medical Systems (Speaker Series Recording)

Six panelists from various public health departments and health care systems in California share their experiences with preparedness and response efforts for planned and unplanned power disruptions, challenges faced in responding to multiple emergency situations that include loss of power, and helpful resources in preparing for and responding to outages. Impacts of Planned and Unplanned Power Disruptions on California Public Health and Medical Systems is part of our Healthcare System Preparedness Considerations speaker series; check out the recordings today!

Health Equity Officer Job Action Sheet 

The Health Equity Officer Job Action Sheet (JAS) is modeled after the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) JAS. It was initially developed by Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis, MN, and was reviewed and modified by national experts. Health care planners can tailor this JAS to their systems interested in incorporating a dedicated health equity officer position.

Lessons Learned in Health Care Communications

Lessons Learned in Health Care Communications is based on a roundtable ASPR TRACIE hosted in April 2023 which featured speakers representing a wide range of health care stakeholders and jurisdiction types (national, large/urban, regional, and rural/tribal) sharing how they integrated lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and recent incidents into current and future responses. Topics included channels used for outreach and continued engagement, strategies for reaching different community and cultural groups, tracking and countering rumors, and working with partners to create complementary messaging. 

Private Groups: Set One Up Today!

Did you know you can create a private group in our Information Exchange domain? Groups can share files and information in a password protected area in near real-time. Reach out to learn more!

ASPR TRACIE is Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication

On September 1, 2023, ASPR TRACIE will implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) for all registered users. MFA is a multi-step account login process that will require users to enter your password and a code sent to your email. This additional layer of security will help prevent unauthorized users from accessing accounts. If you have any questions or issues with login, please contact us. 

Updates from the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection

ASPR’s Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) offers a variety of newsletters to keep stakeholders informed during emergency response and steady state. The newsletters inform stakeholders of the most significant issues facing the health care and public health sector including cybersecurity, health care supply chains, and more. If you are interested in receiving CIP newsletters, visit the CIP newsletter subscription webpage.

Facebook  Twitter  YouTube  LinkedIn  Instagram