The Eastern Health Preparedness Coalition and Southeastern Healthcare Preparedness Region are sponsoring an upcoming tabletop exercise to improve healthcare response capabilities across both regions.
The 120 to Landfall: 2.0 exercise series is focused on evacuation considerations, and implications they may have during a major hurricane threatening the eastern North Carolina coast. The goal of the exercise is to address any identified gaps, incorporate the continuing care community, and continue to move both regions toward the end goal of a full-scale regional healthcare facility evacuation exercise. The tabletop exercise will be conducted in-person on April 29, 2021 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the New Bern Convention Center, located at 203 S. Front St, New Bern, NC 28560.
There will also be a virtual option for participants if they are unable to attend in-person. Organizations that wish to participate virtually, will assemble in a single location as a group at your facility and will be provided login information for the exercise.
We ask that a maximum of 2 people from each organization register as participant players for both the in-person and virtual portions of the exercise. Other members of your organization are welcome to participate as observers.
Since this will be a discussion-based exercise focusing on policies, plans, and procedures, participants should be those that are familiar with organizational and regional response guidance. Participants should also be those who would be involved in the decision making process during an emergency incident and have the knowledge and authority to speak for their organization.
The purpose of the Eastern Healthcare Preparedness Coalition is to facilitate joint planning, response and recovery to a disaster. This will lead to the continued integration of public health and emergency management into the planning team as well as expansion to other healthcare partners like long term care, community health centers, law enforcement, and fire departments.
Visit www.EasternHPC.org for more information.
The Southeastern Healthcare Preparedness Region's mission is to facilitate coordination and cooperation throughout the region to ensure partners have the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergent health and medical events. SHPR facilitates a regional healthcare preparedness program that enables Local, Regional, and State partners to collectively improve response to and recovery from major events.
Visit www.SoutheasternHPR.org for more information