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Managing Chronic Diseases During Disasters

Nicolette Louissaint, Ph.D.

March 16, 2017

March 16, 2017 - Two weeks ago, we had the opportunity to host a roundtable discussion on preparedness for managing cardiovascular disease and e... (more)


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Making the Most of Advance Notice

Sarah Baker

March 15, 2017

March 15, 2017 - While the debate on whether Winter Storm Stella was ‘a bust’[1] or not may... (more)


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Emergency Preparedness and Kidney Disease: An Introduction to the Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Program

Beverly Whittet, RN, CDN, CPHQ

March 1, 2017

March 1, 2017 - For people receiving dialysis or living with a kidney transplant, planning for emergencies and disasters can be the differenc... (more)


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Vaccines are Safe. We Present You the Facts

Emily Lord and Nicolette Louissaint, Ph.D.

February 28, 2017

February 28, 2017 - Many of us in the public health community were disheartened and angered last week when Mr. De Niro and Mr. Kennedy (more)


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The Value of Partnerships During Disasters

Sarah Baker

February 9, 2017

February 9, 2017 - The past 18 months have stayed more or less at a dull roar for preparedness and response. From public health emergencies ... (more)


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How Ready Is Your State for the Next Disaster?

Dara Alpert Lieberman

January 11, 2017

January 11, 2017 - 235 days: the number of days between the request for emergency funds to address Zika and the day Congress approved the fun... (more)


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Our 2017 Outlook: Building on 10 Years of Progress

Emily Lord

January 5, 2017

January 5, 2017 - 2016 was undeniably a big year for public health preparedness and response. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid issued a ... (more)


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Harnessing Data for Disaster Response

Sarah Baker

December 15, 2016

December 15, 2016 - As in many policy arenas, data and “big data” continue to play an increasingly large role in public health p... (more)


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On the Horizon: Thinking about 2017 and Beyond

Nicolette A. Louissaint, Ph.D.

December 1, 2016

December 1, 2016 - With the holiday season and accompanying cold weather here, we at Healthcare Ready are thinking about our future progra... (more)


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Objectivity and Uncertainty in the 2017 ASPR Guidance for Healthcare Coalitions

Craig Camidge

November 22, 2016

November 22, 2016 - With the release of the 2017 Healthcare Preparedness and Response Capabilities by HHS and ASPR, the role of healthcare co... (more)


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Innovations and Challenges in Global Supply Chains

Nicolette A. Louissaint, Ph.D.

November 11, 2016

November 11, 2016 - The term “pharmaceutical supply chain” (“biopharmaceutical supply chain”) is another one of th... (more)


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Reflections On A Healthier America Launch

Emily Lord

October 27, 2016

October 27, 2016 - Last week I had the opportunity to participate in Trust for America’s Health’s (TFAH) A Healthier America: ... (more)


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The CMS Preparedness Rule: Opportunity is Knocking – Will Healthcare Coalitions Answer the Call?

Craig Camidge

October 17, 2016

October 17, 2016 - On September 8th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made official what many in the emergency preparedness ind... (more)


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Lessons Learned From A Major Incident In Orlando

Eric R. Alberts

October 3, 2016

October 3, 2016-It is one thing to plan for what you think will be a major incident in your community and then exercise that plan. ... (more)


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How Healthcare Is Changing to Cover Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues

Amanda Flowers

September 14, 2016

September 14, 2016 - If you are worried about the crime and violence affecting America right now, you are not alone. According to a Gallup Po... (more)


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Access Denied - Release of our access and re-entry report

Nicolette Louissaint, Ph.D.

September 08, 2016

September 8, 2016 - The issue of access and re-entry to disaster sites... (more)


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As Waters Recede, A Community Rises

Nicolette A. Louissaint, Ph.D.

August 29, 2016

August 29, 2016 - For more than a week, our team has been focused on the impacts of the (more)


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Keeping Up with the Capabilities: 2017 HPP Capabilities Refresh

Emily Lord

August 12, 2016

August 12, 2016- A few weeks ago, the Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant ... (more)


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Communities, Preparedness, and Community Preparedness

Sarah Baker

June 28, 2016

June 28, 2016 - When I first entered the preparedness field a few years ago, I remember being confused by the idea of ‘all-hazards&rsq... (more)


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Reflections on the Orlando shooting

Nicolette A. Louissaint, Ph.D.

June 16, 2016

Since Sunday morning, our team, along with much of America, has been consumed with the news and updates coming out of Orlando. Like many other h... (more)


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Zika: Harnessing Fear for Action

Emily Lord

May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016 - Any minute now the CNN breaking news ticker is going to flash: “first U.S. mainland transmission of Zika detected.&rdquo... (more)


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Perspectives Series | Empowering Older Adults in a Disaster Requires Early Planning

Regine Webster

May 9, 2016

May 9, 2016 - I’m a married adult female with two kids living in the Southeast.  But my vivid imagination can quickly take me to a pl... (more)


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Perspectives Series | Humanitarian Relief

Kate Dischino, CEM AmeriCares Director of Emergency Response

April 18, 2016

April 18, 2016 - When disaster strikes, accountability and responsibility don’t make the headlines. Instead, the news media focus on th... (more)


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The Next Big Moment in Healthcare Preparedness? What the Proposed CMS Rule Could Achieve

Emily Lord

March 29, 2016

March 29, 2016 - There have been a few key moments in the world of healthcare and disaster preparedness over the past 15 years.  The (more)


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Perspectives Series | Maryland Offers Collaborative Emergency Management Program

Christina Fabac, Private Sector Liaison, Maryland Emergency Management Agency

March 17, 2016

March 17, 2016 – Numerous natural and human-caused emergencies routinely affect businesses’ operations and bottom lines... (more)


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Perspectives Series | The Engagement Continues: Illinois's BEOC

Edie J. Casella, Project Manager – Public-Private Partnerships at Illinois Emergency Management Agency

February 18, 2016

Healthcare Ready is excited to share the first installment of our new  Perspec... (more)


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Recovery's Opportunities

Nicolette A. Louissaint, Ph.D.

January 26, 2016

January 26, 2016 - We made it to the other side.

Not that we’re done with the (more)


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Finnegan’s Flake: Improving Policy to Support Preparedness: HcR Update #3

Kate Smyth-Haskins

January 23, 2016

January 23, 2016 - In “The Dead,” the 1914 short story masterpiece by the great Irish writer James Joyce, snow serves as a symbo... (more)


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Pounding from Jonas Continues: HcR Update #4

Kate Smyth-Haskins

January 23, 2016

January 23, 2016 - Winter Storm Jonas continues its record-breaking sweep north this evening. States of Emergency have been declared in: DC, ... (more)


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Bracing for Jonas: HcR Update #2

Nicolette A. Louissaint, Ph.D.

January 22, 2016

January 22, 2016 - The storm has moving along the East Coast and we have already seen emergency declarations issued in: VA, DC, MD, PA, WV, N... (more)


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Bracing for Impact

Nicolette A. Louissaint, Ph.D.

January 21, 2016

January 21, 2016 -Today, our thoughts are especially with those on the East Coast (like us!) who are bracing for (more)


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Launching A New Series in Healthcare Conversations - 'Perspectives'

Emily Lord

January 20, 2016

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't co... (more)


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Partnership to train emergency managers on the pharmaceutical supply chain

Nicolette A. Louissaint, Ph.D.

January 4, 2016

January 4, 2016 - Happy New Year, everyone!

**Please find slides and audio from the webinar series referenced below (more)


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Outbreaks: To Prepare for the Worst Day, Focus on Protecting the Nation Every Day

Dara Alpert Lieberman, MPP, Senior Government Relations Manager, Trust for America’s Health

December 17, 2015

December 17, 2015 - Every day in the United States, a baby is vaccinated against a once-deadly disease. Every day, health officials, doctors and... (more)


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A Perspective on FEMA’s Public-Private Partnership Conference

Emily Lord

December 16, 2015

December 16, 2015 - Last week, I attended the Fifth Annual FE... (more)


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Recapping the National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference

Nicolette Louissaint, Ph.D.

December 16, 2015

December 16, 2015 - Two weeks ago, I attended the (more)


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Forging Partnerships for Preparedness in New Orleans

Sarah Babcock

November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015 - We are pleased to highlight the preparedness initiatives the New Orleans Health Department is undertaking with this gues... (more)


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An investigation of current guidance for private sector: planning, preparedness and perceived threat of a virulent influenza pandemic.

November 12, 2015

November 12, 2015 - Healthcare Ready teamed up with one of our private sector partners, Jim Williams with Sears Holdings to review guidance a... (more)


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Trends in State Public Health Preparedness

Emily Lord

November 5, 2015

November 5, 2015 - Last week was the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Directors of Public Health Preparedness (DPHP... (more)


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The Art of Science Modeling

Nicolette Louissaint, Ph.D.

October 9, 2015

October 9, 2015 - “Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful.” – George E. P. Box

The quotation above is one... (more)


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Tracking Hurricane Joaquin: Update #2 (Focusing on Recovery)

Nicolette Louissaint, Ph.D.

October 6, 2015

October 6, 2015 - Now that the storm has passed and Hurricane Joaquin is out to sea, we face the response and recovery campaign to restore norma... (more)


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Tracking Hurricane Joaquin: Update #1

Nicolette Louissaint, Ph.D.

October 2, 2015

October 2, 2015 - On the heels of National Preparedness Month, Healthcare Ready is monitoring (more)


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Annual Legislative Conference – Renewed Focus on Healthcare Delivery

Nicolette Louissaint

September 25, 2015

September 25, 2015 - This past week, I was privileged to attend the 2015 Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), hosted by the Congressional Bla... (more)


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Getting to Implementation: Moving Beyond Lessons Learned

Nicolette Louissaint

September 11, 2015

September 11, 2015 - Hello! I’m thrilled to join Healthcare Ready as the new Director of Programs!  I must first thank Erin Mullen for d... (more)


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10 years ago, Hurricane Katrina Changed Us

Erin Mullen, RPh, PhD, CEM

August 20, 2015

August 20, 2015 - None of us want to think about bad times. It’s in our makeup to minimize risks that we face on a regular basis, ... (more)


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Rx Response Becomes Healthcare Ready

Emily Lord

August 7, 2015

August 7, 2015 - I’m excited to announce that as of today, Rx Response will be changing its name to Healthcare Ready. We’ve spent nearly 9 years... (more)


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Rx Response ‘2.0’: A New Focus, New Talent, and New Look

Emily Lord

July 28, 2015

July 28, 2015 - As I announced in an April blog post, Rx Respon... (more)


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Thank you to Erin Mullen, Rx Response Director of Programming

Emily Lord

July 14, 2015

July 14, 2015 - I walked into Rx Response 5 years ago with a background in business continuity, a passion for emergency response, and little to ... (more)


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A New Solution to the Issue of Healthcare Access into Disaster Areas

Emily Lord

June 6, 2015

June 6, 2015 - Earlier this year, I wrote about the need for a shift from a (more)


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Busy week: Response and Planning!

Erin Mullen

May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015 - This week, we are simultaneously responding to a natural disaster, and proactively planning to prevent predictable issues when anoth... (more)


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Pharmacy and Public Health – so happy together!

Erin Mullen

April 23, 2015

April 23, 2015 - One of the most exciting things that I came away from the 2015 Preparedness Summit with was a renewed excitement that there ... (more)


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Reactive to Proactive - Building Community Health Resilience

Emily Lord

April 9, 2015

April 9, 2015 - It’s springtime again and what that means to me is an opportunity to start over and embrace change. It’s also time f... (more)


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Business Planning for Pandemics

Janet Toliver and Jim Williams

March 26, 2015

 March 26, 2015 - This week’s guest blog post is from Jim Williams and Janet Toliver, the University of Chicago researchers that ... (more)


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Stability of Refrigerated Drugs

Kerri-Lynn Conrad, PharmD Candidate

March 12, 2015

March 12, 2015 - When Proper Storage is Not Possible During Emergencies and Disasters

Power outages can accompany both natural and man... (more)


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Unpredictable Weather and Predictable Obstacles

Erin Mullen

February 26, 2015

February 26, 2015 - It seems like this winter weather will never end! Today, we have 4 states under a declaration of emergency, it’s sn... (more)


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Lessons Learned in Sandy

Emily Lord

February 18, 2015

February 18, 2015 - It’s been a (more)


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Patient Counseling

Erin Mullen

November 20, 2014

November 20, 2014 - There is a constant struggle that we see in the prevention space: it can be hard to motivate action to prevent adverse co... (more)


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A Review of State Emergency Prescription Refill Protocols

Jane Kim

November 5, 2014

November 5, 2014 - The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa and its spread to other countries serves as an urgent warning for U.S. health car... (more)


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Health Care and Ebola

Erin Mullen

October 24, 2014

October 24, 2014 - Rx Response is composed of members that span the bio-pharmaceutical supply chain, and so any kind of public health emerge... (more)


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