The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment announces the 1st Annual Kansas Infectious Disease Summit 2017. See document below for registration information, agenda. Their is no charge to attend this event. CEU's are provided for nurses, EMT's and allied health professionals at no charge. Registration is limited.
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Janette Lockridge started on December 6, 2016 as a PHEP Emergency Planner at the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment. She brings a wealth of experience in facilities and emergency preparedness. She will be splitting her time between CRI and PHEP. Janette can be reached at Janette.Lockridge@jocogov.org. Welcome Janette.
ASPR has posted the final 2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities document on the phe.gov website. ASPR will issue clear expectations and priorities for Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) awardees and their sub-recipient HCCs for the upcoming five-year project period in January with the release of the 2017-2022 Funding Opportunity Announcement and the 2017 HPP Performance Measures. Healthcare coalitions will be effected by this document as preparations are made for the next five-year budget period (BP5). In January 2017, States will receive the 2017-2022 Funding Opportunity Announcement and the 2017 HPP Performance Measures.
CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers becomes effective on November 15, 2016. These rules must be implemented by November 15, 2017. Click here to go directly to the document on the Federal Register website.
Public Health Emergency Planner Position Open at the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment
A nationwide job search is underway for the position of Public Health Emergency Planner for the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment. Follow this link to the Johnson County Jobs board. This position, in addition to internal preparedness planning, also serves as the Cities Readiness Initiative Coordinator for five counties in the Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The job will be posted until filled.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has announced Ebola Risk Communications Training dates, times and locations for 2017. This training will meet Ebola Grant deliverable #5. See attachment for details.
ASPR is sponsoring a Medical Countermeasures Summit in FEMA Region VII on August 30th and 31st in Kansas City. Click here for more information and registration. The MCM Summit is free and those involved in medical countermeasures planning are encouraged to attend.
Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has new Dispense Assist training videos for the public and for dispensers. The videos are available now.
The video for the public is accessible by anyone and walks the public through filling out a Dispense Assist form.
The video for dispensers is located behind the firewall on www.kscri.org. If you have access to www.kscri.org, once you log in, you will have access to the video.
It is recommended that you show these videos to your staff and document that training.
Tisha Coleman is the new Administrator for the Linn County Health Department in Pleasanton, Kansas. She started her duties on June 1, 2016. Please join us in welcoming Tisha to the Kansas KC Region 15 Public Health Coalition and the KC Cities Readiness Initiative.
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