Building a Culture of Preparedness at Your Health Center

Feb 22, 2019  01:00 PM  EST

In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized a rule requiring federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to establish an emergency plan for their patients and providers. To comply with this rule and foster a culture of preparedness, FQHCs must take inventory of their current plans and procedures, consider their patients’ unique needs during an emergency, and equip staff with tools and resources to respond appropriately at all stages of an emergency. This learning collaborative was conducted in partnership with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Center and the Community Health Care Association of New York State and provided health centers with tools to build a culture of preparedness for their patients and staff.


I really enjoyed the Building a Culture of Preparedness learning collaborative. I felt this prepared our organization better, than just reading the requirements. Great discussions and examples really helped us out, by pushing forward to an all hazards approach. Thank you.

Alan MaleskyPurchasing, Safety & Transportation Director - Great Lakes Bay Health Centers

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Cohort 1: Winter of 2017-2018

  • Access Community Health Centers, Wisconsin

  • Arkansas PCA, Arkansas

  •  Baldwin Family Health Center, Baldwin, Michigan

  • Capstone Rural Health Center, Parrish, Alabama

  • Center for Family Health, Jackson, Michigan

  • Christ Community Health Services, Augusta, Georgia

  • Community Health Association Inland Southern Region, California

  • El Dorado Community Health Centers, Placerville, California

  • Hamilton Community Health Network, Inc., Flint, Michigan

  • Hamilton Health Center, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

  • Isabella Citizens for Health, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

  • Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

  • Kinston Community Health Center, Inc., Kinston, North Carolina

  • Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, Pennsylvania

  • Northeastern Rural Health Clinics, Susanville, California

  • Public Health Management Corporation Health Centers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Primary Care Association of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

  • Progressive Community Health Centers, Wisconsin

  • Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc., Mississippi

  • Treasure Coast Community Health, Sebastian, Florida

  • Western Wayne Family Health Centers, Michigan

Speakers: Tina Wright and Alex Lipovtsev


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