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Helping you prepare for, respond to and anticipate emergencies and disasters.
Primary care providers are vital sources of healthcare and support services at all times, and are often most trusted during an emergency because of their strong ties with the community, its culture and needs. Yet most health centers are not fully equipped to handle emergencies like natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or blackouts. Many cannot handle the unexpected challenges, such as high patient volume, trauma cases, breakdowns in communications systems, and contaminated patients. This can overwhelm emergency rooms with patients who could be better served by primary care providers.
PCDC has provided emergency management and business continuity services to more than 200 primary care centers, primary care associations and long-term care facilities across the United States, including emergency planning, staff training, drills and exercises, and community/regional planning. Our clients, on average, achieve a 40 to 50 percent increase in preparedness levels.
In collaboration with the Community Health Care Association of New York State, PCDC has created the Primary Care Emergency Preparedness Network (PCEPN) to provide primary care representation at the Office of Emergency Management Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which is activated during emergencies to coordinate effective response efforts. Click here to learn more about the PCEPN.
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Emergency Management & Business Continuity Services
Emergency Operations Planning
Training and Drills
January 16, 2013 - PCEPN encourages providers to prepare for flu season
January 15, 2013 - For providers: ordering seasonal influenza vaccine for 2012 - 2013
December 17, 2013 -SBA extends deadline for Hurricane Sandy survivors in New York
December 12, 2012 - New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene invites members of the primary care sector to take part in a Facilitated Discussion Project on Emergency Preparedness and Partnerships...
November 20, 2012 - Hurricane Sandy Recovery Grants available through United Way of New York City...
November 7, 2012 - Hurricane Sandy emergency assistance information...