New CMS rules around preparedness will impact certain partners this year. To this, the WWPHRC and the NWWIHCC have partnered to develop a work plan to assist these partners around the new requirements. Our main focus will be on home health agencies, end stage renal facilities, long term care facilities and community health centers.
Rather than creating duplicate toolkits, we will point to our partners website for these resources, as they become available; http://www.wiherc.org/. Once at this site, choose 'Resources'. Once there, look under 'Helpful Documents'.
NEW!! - State of Wisconsin CMS Toolkit Resources. Click here to be directed to these helpful tools and templates.
RECOMMENDED SITE - Central/West Central Minnesota Healthcare Coalition Website. This site provides plan templates and other tools for LTCF and HHA as it relates to the new CMS ruling. Click here to be directed to this site.
The biosecurity of backyard poultry is becoming more important and relevant than ever. The US Department of Agriculture has created some great resources to help. Click here to be directed to the USDA website on backyard poultry safety.
Dashboard Update. See quarter 3 update on activities related to planning.
The main benefit of consortium membership is standardized, consistent, alignment of emergency response plans. This allows members to respond, provide support, and rely on each other in any situation with minimal delay in response. Plan updates/revisions are managed by the consortium director and communicated out to members for adopting/localizing.
Check back here regularly for the latest news about Western WI Public Health Readiness Consortia.
Weather Related Resources
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates any agency who requires their staff to wear a respirator to have a written respiratory program including annual fit-testing, education and medical screenings. To learn more about OSHA requirements visit their website at http://www.osha.gov/
www.PHE.gov is a web portal created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site acts as a portal for residents in the U.S. and worldwide to obtain information from all U.S. federal agencies involved in a public health emergency, a medical disaster or the public health aspects of a natural or man-made disaster