A Subcommittee of the Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee
- Continue to work with MARCER to increase effectiveness of pre-hospital communications and patient tracking.
- Continue support in deploying KCTEAM and Web EOC.
- Collaborate with RHSCC healthcare disciplines to develop ESF8 that will enhance surge capacity and help the region to be prepared to handle terrorist events as well as non-terrorist epidemics and other public health emergencies.
- Collaborate with Regional Stakeholders to coordinate effective evacuation planning for Hospitals.
- Provide training and technical assistance to hospitals related to terrorist events and other public health emergencies.
- Assist hospitals to become National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliant.
- Support the development of the Missouri Disaster Response System (MODRS).
- Review and revise the regional hospital’s Hazard Vulnerability Analysis and the surge capacity inventories.
- Collaborate with other healthcare entities (community health centers; home health agencies, long term care facilities, mental health facilities, and ambulatory surgical centers).
- Maintain and enhance plans for Mass Prophylaxis of regional health care practitioners.
- Collaborate with the Mental Health and Functional & Access Needs Subcommittee to enhance networking capacity and training of health care professionals to be able to recognize, treat, and coordinate care related to the behavioral health consequences of bioterrorism or other public health emergencies.
- Oversee the use of ASPR hospital preparedness program funds awarded to the region by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
Co-Chair: Carolyn Wells, Liberty Hospital
Co-Chair: Matthew Soule, Children's Mercy Hospital
Dan Manley, 816/701-8209
Tanya Kraatz, 816/701-8342
This committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Meetings are generally held in the MARC offices, 600 Broadway, Suite 200, Kansas City, Mo.
All meetings are listed on the emergency services calendar and are open to the public.