OUR PHILOSOPHY OF EMERGENCY PLANNING

Coordinated Consulting Services (CCS) takes a collaborative, whole community approach to plan development. This means we value everyone’s involvement in community preparedness. When we use this multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder method, plans are focused, relevant, and can easily be operationalized within your organization to meet community emergency preparedness and response needs. We use our subject matter experts and input from your team to create custom emergency plans for public health emergency, hospital and healthcare, emergency management, and other industry sectors. CCS will ensure your emergency plan meets industry regulations and standards and provides clear language and concepts resulting in a plan that promotes community resilience in resisting, responding to, and recovering from emergencies.

EMERGENCY PLANNING IS KEY COMPONENT OF PREPAREDNESS CYCLE

Having a solid, operational plan in place supports community resilience in resisting, responding to, and recovering from any emergency. Utilizing FEMA’s Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101 Planning Fundamentals, the planning process is the foundation of the Preparedness Cycle. There are several elements to comprehensive planning including whole community-based information gathering; leadership buy-in; flexibility in applying various event intensities; documenting and operationalizing roles, responsibilities, and resources; and many more. The emergency planning process should be iterative with all other steps of the Preparedness Cycle informing the next revision of your plan. CCS is dedicated to all steps of the cycle and can help your organization develop the plan, train key staff and leadership, exercise, evaluate using after-action reports and improvement plans, and revise your plan: completing the Preparedness Cycle.

PLAN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

We offer several types of plan development services. We can update, revise, and rewrite an existing emergency plan or create an entirely new emergency plan for your organization. CCS develops emergency operations plans (EOPs), emergency action plans (EAPs), all-hazards plans, healthcare coalition plans, and hospital and healthcare emergency preparedness plans following, in part, FEMA’s National Response Framework adapted to your local jurisdiction’s authorities. Lastly, CCS recognizes the incredible impact COVID-19 has had on almost every industry and sector. CCS can also help your organization update or develop new response plans related to COVID-19 including conducting a full after-action report, developing improvement plans, and corrective actions. The CCS team can develop an Integrated Preparedness Plan (IPP) that organization’s overall preparedness program. This document format was development by the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) and tracks the emergency plan updates, related organizational changes, equipment upgrades, training and exercises that build organizational resiliency.

Public health emergency preparedness focuses on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Cooperative Agreement Public Health capabilities. Hospital, healthcare, and coalition planning includes following the CDC Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) capabilities and in alignment with the HHS Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Health Care Readiness. CCS also supports the long-term implementation of various public health accreditations such as the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) and CDC’s Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) including aligning day-to-day operations with federal and state grant requirements.

WHO WE SUPPORT

Government Agencies

Private-Sector Businesses

Community-Based Organizations

Public Health Agencies

Hospital and Healthcare Facilities

Housing Authorities

Healthcare Coalitions


FOCUS AREAS

HSEEP Integrated Preparedness Plan (IPP)

COVID-19 Response and After Action

Project Public Health Ready (PPHR)

Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)

Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

All-Hazards

Public Health Disease-Specific

Pandemic and High Consequence Infectious Disease

Crisis and Risk Communication

Disability, Access, and Functional Needs

Special Needs, Vulnerable, and At-Risk Populations

Hospital and Healthcare Medical Surge

Regional Healthcare Coalition

Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Capabilities

Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Capabilities