Business Impact Analysis and Business Continuity Plan for Mercy Corps, US Headquarters.

SITUATION: Coordinated Consulting Services was hired to conduct an agency-wide business impact analysis (BIA) and corresponding business continuity plan (BCP) for Mercy Corps Headquarters in Portland, Oregon. NEED: In October of 2017, a 25-member Mercy Corps team participated in a brainstorm session to discuss Mercy Corps’ preparedness for a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake. The group…

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Is your agency or business prepared for coronavirus (COVID-19)?

There are a number of actions you can take now to make your organization more  resilient to infectious disease threats. In the case of a pandemic or novel infectious  disease, businesses and government agencies must work with their clients, employees  and other stakeholders to continue their critical operations while protecting the public’s  health. This balancing…

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Assessing Our Nation’s Health Care Coalitions

According to the HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response’s (ASPR) Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP), the mission of the health care coalition is to reduce the burden of illness, injury, and loss of life in the event of an emergency or disaster through coordinated emergency preparedness and response. In order to do that, coalitions need to understand…

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