Here are some resources and training opportunities that you may find valuable for your organization.
ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES (AZDHS)
The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Its mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. The Department operates programs in behavioral health, disease prevention and control, health promotion, community public health, environmental health, maternal and child health, emergency preparedness and regulation of childcare and assisted living centers, nursing homes, hospitals, other health care providers and emergency services.
ARIZONA HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION (AHCA)
The Arizona Health Care Association (AHCA) is a professional association of skilled nursing facilities, assisted living centers, and businesses representing the long-term care profession. AHCA strives to enhance the ability of our member facilities to provide outstanding quality and compassionate care to meet the ever-changing health care needs of Arizona’s elderly and disabled citizens.
ARIZONA STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL (AZSILC)
AZSILC promotes resources, opportunities, and experiences which empower people who have disabilities to live independently.
Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council (AZSILC) is one of 56 Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs), which are federally mandated under the Rehabilitation Act. There is one SILC in each state and US territory. AZSILC members are appointed by the Governor, and the Council is comprised of Arizonans who have diverse disabilities, as well as advocates for people who have disabilities from across the state.
CENTER FOR DOMESTIC PREPAREDNESS (CDP)
The Center for Domestic Preparedness provides advanced, all-hazards training to approximately 50,000 emergency responders annually from state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as the federal government, foreign governments, and private entities, as available. The scope of training includes preparedness, protection, and response. Since it opened its doors in 1998, the CDP has trained more than 1.3 million responders.
COYOTE CRISIS COLLABORATIVE
Coyote Crisis Collaborative is a multi-disciplinary preparedness network supporting robust healthcare and other community sector emergency management programs. The Collaborative obtains information on community and industry gaps impacting community resiliency through lessons learned and findings from events. Gaps are brought to the attention of the board for prioritization and approval. Once solutions are created, they are offered to stakeholders and communities.
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS (DEMA)
The Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) consists of the Division of Emergency Management, Arizona National Guard (Air, Army, Joint Task Force), and the Division of Administrative Services. DEMA provides unique capabilities and services to the citizens of Arizona in three distinct roles: community, state, and federal.
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is a government agency that coordinates the federal response to disasters, such as natural disasters and terrorist attacks. It helps the United States before, during, and after emergencies.
HEALTH SERVICES ADVISORY GROUP (HSAG)
Health Services Advisory Group, Inc. (HSAG) is both a diversified Arizona-based quality innovation network-quality improvement organization (QIN-QIO) and an external quality review organization (EQRO). It was founded in 1979 by a group of medical professionals whose goal was to make a difference in health care quality improvement. HSAG provides healthcare quality expertise to those who deliver care and those who receive care, as well as tools and resources for patients, families, and caregivers to be advocates for their own health.
WESTERN REGIONAL ALLIANCE FOR PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (WRAP-EM)
WRAP-EM Mission: To develop regional pediatric disaster planning and response capabilities that effectively match resources to needs for a catastrophic incident.
The Western Regional Alliance for Pediatric Emergency Management supports focus groups working on pediatric-focused initiatives to improve emergency pediatric disaster response capabilities. Focus groups consist of multi-disciplinary experts from institutions across the western region. Initiatives are intended to produce helpful resources and guidelines to address challenges that healthcare facilities may face in a crisis.