Healthcare Ready is ready to take action when a disaster has the potential to disrupt the normal flow of the medical supply chain. Healthcare Ready provides the essential tools for facilitating solutions in disasters, including:
When a disaster occurs, Healthcare Ready also activates Rx Open maps to help the public and emergency responders see where pharmacies are open and closed in the affected area.
Healthcare Ready's planning and response activities focus on threats to healthcare supply chains that could arise during or following a major natural disaster, pandemic or act of terrorism. Healthcare Ready also monitors international disasters that may affect the delivery of critical medicines in the United States.
While normal healthcare supply chains have proven to be very resilient in disasters, Healthcare Ready stands ready to activate whenever there is a potential wide-spread impact. Activation is determined on a case-by-case basis with consideration given to whether a disaster triggers any of the criteria below: