Staff Contact
Mark Clough
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
(312) 692-3015

mclough@iphca.org  
Emergency Preparedness

“A secure and resilient nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk.” – National Preparedness Goal.

In 2015, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published the National Preparedness Goal which establishes the five mission areas. These mission areas are an update to the previous Four Phases of Emergency Management. Under the National Preparedness Goal, there are 32 core capabilities, or activities, that should be focused on by all community members that divided under each of these mission areas. Each capability can span to multiple mission areas such as planning (all five mission areas) or limited to specific areas such as Risk and Disaster Resilience Assessment (Mitigation). This was developed to ensure activities were developed to encompass all hazards, including terrorist attacks and man-made disasters, and ensure all community members can identify their role in emergency preparedness.

Mission Areas

Prevention – The Prevention mission area comprises the capabilities necessary to avoid, prevent or stop a threatened or actual act of terrorism. It is focused on ensuring optimal preparation to prevent an imminent terrorist attack within the United States.

Core Capabilities – Planning, Public Information Warning, Operational Coordination, Information Sharing

FQHCS – Planning, Information Sharing

Protection – The Protection Framework comprises the capabilities necessary to secure the homeland against acts of terrorism and manmade or natural disasters.

                Core Capabilities – Planning, Access Control and Identity Verification

                FQHCs – Planning, Access Control and Identity Verification

Mitigation – Mitigation comprises the capabilities necessary to reduce the loss of life and property by identifying strategies to lessen the impact of disasters.

                Core Capabilities – Planning, Risk and Disaster Resilience Assessment

                FQHCs – Planning, Risk and Disaster Resilience Assessment

Response – Response encompasses the capabilities necessary to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs after an incident has occurred.

                Core Capabilities – Planning, Situational Assessment, Public Health, Health Care and Medical Services

                FQHCs – Planning, Public Health, Health Care and Medical Services

Recovery – Recovery comprises "the core capabilities necessary to assist communities affected by an incident to recover effectively.”

                Core Capabilities – Planning, Health and Social Services, Economic Recovery

FQHCs – Planning, Health Services, Economic Recovery

National Preparedness Goal

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Emergency Preparedness

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