When it comes to disaster medicine and public health preparedness, NPA staff and associates have extensive experience and skills in supporting public health organizations.
We have provided services to support public health emergency preparedness and response activities throughout Northern California.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we expanded services to meet emergent critical operational requirements for an effective response. Current and past public health emergency preparedness projects include:
County of Marin, Statewide Medical and Health Exercise, 2019:
NPA supported the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services design, develop and deliver a multi-jurisdiction functional exercise.
The exercise focused on a multi-casualty incident that engaged the County Office of Emergency Services, EMS and the County MOAHC. Participants included members of the Health Care Coalition such as hospitals, clinics and skilled nursing facilities.
Marin County, Department of Health and Human Services: Update Controlled Medicinal Plan, Receipt, Storage and Distribution Annex, Current:
NPA is updating the DHHS Receipt, Storage and Distribution Annex based on new processes developed and lessons learned from the County’s COVID-19 response.
City and County of San Francisco, Department of Public Health:
COVID-19 Activation and Response Operational Analysis Report, 2020 – current:
NPA is providing San Francisco DPH with ongoing support to assess the effectiveness off their COVID-19 response.
Activities included reviewing incident documentation, conducting a survey of DPH DOC staff, conducting interviews with key staff and holding multiple hotwash workshops. The result is a comprehensive report with an analysis of areas for improvement and recommendations.
County of Santa Clara, Statewide Medical and Health Exercise, 2017:
NPA staff provided services to design, develop and deliver multi-jurisdiction tabletop and functional exercises. The exercises focused on a multi-casualty incident based upon an active shooter scenario.
Participating organizations included the County Office of Emergency Services, EMS providers and the County MOAHC. Additional members of the Health Care Coalition such as hospitals, clinics and skilled nursing facilities conducted internal exercises using the overall planning architecture.
For other services related to disaster medicine and public health preparedness, see our Training and Exercises page