The NC HCC and the NCKPHI Coalition are facilitating three TTX's with game components.
Preparedness Jeopardy! This tabletop exercise is being conducted by the NC HCC & the NCKPHI Coalition. The exercise will allow participants to practice public information and emergency preparedness in a fun and practical way and will satisfy the requirements for the 2016-2017 Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Local Public Health and local Hospital work plans. Dates, Times and Locations:
**Note: This exercise will not satisfy the requirement for participation by hospitals in the Statewide Immediate Bed Availability Exercise. The exercise is being developed using Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) principles. An After Action Report and Improvement Plan will be developed and distributed to participating agencies for submission to KDHE and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM).
1/18/17 1pm- 4pm - First National Bank, 101 C St., Washington, KS 66968
Counties anticipate attending - Clay, Cloud, Republic, Washington
2/22/17- 9am- 12pm- North Central Regional Planning Commission, 109 N Mill, Beloit
Counties anticipate attending- Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Osborne, Smith
4/5/17-9am-12pm- Salina Regional Health Center, 400 S Santa Fe, Salina
Counties anticipate attending- Dickinson, Ellsworth, Saline, Ottawa
Each local public health agency, hospital, and emergency management agency within the North Central Healthcare Coalition maintains a Risk Communications Standard Operating Guide. A majority of these agencies have only limited contact with the media and have only limited experience with Social Media. Many jurisdictions within the region have also recently completed an update of county level Mass Fatality Management plan and Mass Care and Sheltering plans. All three of these documents will be reviewed and utilized during exercise play. This exercise is being conducted as a part of the PHEP work plan process and requirements. A majority of these agencies have only limited contact with the media and have only limited experience with Social Media.
The purpose of this exercise is to provide participants with an expanded understanding of the type of Public Information activities in which they may be asked to play a role. The exercise will review and test emergency communications response plans and participant understanding of their local plans for Mass Care and Sheltering, and Mass Fatality Management. The exercise will focus on practical development of public information tools and will culminate in participants setting up a model that represents a sheltering site, alternate care site, or point of dispensing site.
This exercise emphasizes the role of the local public health, hospital and emergency management agencies and their expected interactions with the media and state government agency representatives during an emergency response. Participants in this exercise include members of the North Central Kansas Public Health Initiative and the North Central Kansas Healthcare Coalition.