Risk Management/Emergency Preparedness
The Maine Primary Care Association Risk Management Program works to establish a core level of emergency preparedness compentency among health centers with four focus points: Emergency Management Planning, Linkages and Collaborations, Communication and Information Sharing and Maintaining Financial and Operational Stability.
Emergencies can disrupt the environment of care or change the demand for the health center's services, making it essential for health centers to ensure that emergency management is part of their daily operations and values. We support health centers to ensure that emergency management is part of their daily operations and values. We support health centers in integrating the protection of health center staff and patients, as well as safeguarding the health center's ability to deliver health care during and following an emergency into its risk management approach. As key stakeholders within their Regional Healthcare Coalitions and Resource Centers, Community Health Centers work to lead and participate in prevention and response activities across the state.
Adequately prepared health centers are positioned to play an important role in delivering critical services and assisting local communities during an emergency as well as to identify and develop the roles in public health emergency response in the communities they serve and integrate health center risk management efforts within the overall regional planning.
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