This white paper presents a model for thinking about the components of a comprehensive strategy to get hospitals ready for destructive weather. There are four layers of resilience outlined in this model:
- Usable information for decision-making
- Ensure continuity of health services
- Create durable/resilient facilities (hardening structures, incremental adaptations, innovative practices)
- Risk management (Joint Commission accreditation standards, insurance)
Each of these components, as well as the broader concept of community resilience, is discussed in this report.
Source: American Meteorological Society. A Prescription for the 21st Century: Improving Resilience to High-Impact Weather for Healthcare Facilities and Services, Apr. 2014. Click here for access to this white paper: http://www2.ametsoc.org/ams/assets/File/health_workshop_report.pdf Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, firstname.lastname@example.org