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Planning Guidance for the Health System Response to a Bioevent in the National Capital Region

This planning guidance for a bioevent was developed through the cooperative effort of more than 225 individuals representing key government and private elements within the national capital region (NCR) that would most likely be involved should such an event occur. This guidance is offered as a consensus approach to a challenging issue in order to promote inter- and intra-jurisdictional coordination while preserving the unique characteristics and operating procedures of each member jurisdiction.

The goal of this effort is to strengthen the health care response systems, allowing them to meet the following objectives:

  • Improve early recognition
  • Provide prevention strategies including mass immunization/prophylaxis
  • Provide mass care
  • Provide respectful and safe disposition of the dead
  • Provide for environmental surety

The document is divided into an introduction and five main sections:

  • Response Outline
  • Annexes
  • Planning Considerations
  • References
  • Local Plans

You may download the report from COG's online Publications.

 


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