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PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY CONCERNING FENTANYL AND FENTANYL-LACED SUBSTANCES

Healthcare Coalitions

Tennessee Healthcare Coalitions collaborate to address challenges and work towards solutions that improve the health and prosperity of our communities. Coalitions in Tennessee are aligned with the eight Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Regions. These coalitions work on planning, organizing, equipping, training, exercising and evaluation of healthcare system preparedness in their respective regions.

 

PROGRAM GUIDANCE FOR HEALTHCARE COALITIONS

Northeast/Sullivan Healthcare Coalition

Marenda Belcher 154 Blountville Bypass, P.O. Box 630, Blountville, TN 37617

423-279-2691  mbelcher@sullivanhealth.org

Anthony Wright  185 Treasure Lane,  Johnson City, TN 37604

423-979-4633  anthony.c.wright@tn.gov

 Northeast Tennessee Healthcare Preparedness Coalition:  http://nethealthcoalition.org/ 

Knox/East Tennessee Healthcare Coalition

Charity Menefee 140 Dameron Avenue Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-5098 Charity.menefee@knoxcounty.org

Wanda Roberts 2101 Medical Center Way Knoxville, TN 37920
865-549-5294 ETRHC.Health@tn.gov

www.ketcoalition.org

Southeast/Hamilton Regional Healthcare Coalition

Kenneth Tartar 1301 Riverfront Parkway Chattanooga, TN 37402
423-634-1957 Kenneth.T.Tartar@tn.gov

Virginia Wolverton 921 East 3rd Street Chattanooga, TN 37403
423-209-8066 VirginiaW@HamiltonTN.gov

http://health.hamiltontn.org/EmergencyPreparedness/HealthcareCoalition.aspx

Upper Cumberland Healthcare Preparedness Coalition

Kristi Langford 1100 England Drive Cookeville, TN 38501
931-646-7547 Kristi.langford@tn.gov

 http://www.uchcoalition.org/ 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/UCCoalition/about/

TN Highland Rim Healthcare Coalition

James Tabor 311 23rd Avenue, North Nashville, TN 37203

615-340-0405 James.tabor@Nashville.gov

http://tnhrhcc.com/

South Central Region Healthcare Coalition

Christina Knowles 1216 Trotwood Avenue Columbia, TN 38401
931-490-8349 Christina.knowles@tn.gov

https://www.scrhccoalition.org/

WATCH 7 (West Area TN Coalition of Healthcare)

Trent Harris 804 North Parkway Jackson, TN 38305
731-927-8532 tharris@jmchd.com

Susan Porter  295 Summar Avenue Jackson, TN 38301
731-437-0805  Susan.Porter@tn.gov   

http://watchcoalition.org/

Mid South Emergency Planning Coalition

Heather Fortner 1075 Mullins Station,  Memphis, TN 38134
901-222-8216 heather.fortner@shelbycountytn.gov

www.midsouthepc.org

 

 Role of the Regional Hospital Coordinator

The Regional Hospital Coordinator’s role is to support and advise the Healthcare Coalitions on meeting the 2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities

Planning Resources

Healthcare System Emergency Preparedness

Link to The Joint Commission’s An Emergency Planning Guide for America’s Communities http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/planning_guide.pdf

National Incident Management System - NIMS

About the National Incident Management System

In accordance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-5, NIMS provides a consistent approach for Federal, State, and local governments to work effectively and efficiently together to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size, or complexity. As a condition of receiving HPP funds, awardees shall ensure that appropriate participating healthcare entities continue implementing and maintaining NIMS activities. The healthcare organization should implement a program to identify personnel that have a direct role in emergency preparedness, incident management, and/or emergency response during an incident. Personnel designated to fulfill ICS roles (e.g., hospital emergency manager, hospital administrator, department heads) should take ICS-700 and ICS-100 or equivalent. Personnel designated as middle management personnel should also take ICS-200 or the equivalent. Others who may consider ICS-200 include physicians, department managers, unit leaders, charge nurses, and staff members (e.g., hospital administration) that would have a role in an emergency operations center (e.g., hospital, local, or state). Personnel whose primary responsibility is emergency management within their organization should take ICS-800.

Helpful Links

NIMS Implementation Guidelines for Hospitals and healthcare Systems

FEMA Training Website page

Security and Safety

Helpful Links

Bomb Threat Reference Card
Active Shooter Reference Card
Cyber Security Tips
Department of Homeland Security Report Suspicious Activity Form
Handling of Suspicious Packages

Hazardous Materials and Decontamination

Helpful Links

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Computer Aided Management of Emergency Operations CAMEO
National Library of Medicine Toxicology Data Network
Decontamination of Children
OSHA Best Practices to Hospital-Based First Receivers
OSHA Publication Hospitals and Community Emergency Response
OSHA HAZWOPER Standard

Personal Protective Equipment

Helpful Links

OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard
OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard Interpretation
NIOSH Certified Equipment Database
NIOSH Guide to the Selection and Use of Particulate Respirators
Respirator Medical Clearance Questionnaire
Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management Rescuer Safety Personal Protective Equipment

Training and Exercise Program

Helpful Links

Center for Domestic Preparedness
Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium
The National Training and Education Division
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Training
Exercise Templates

Other Links of Interest

TEMARR page
State Lab page
Meaningful Use page
Reportable Diseases page

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