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IAEM Webinar Recording:
"ASPR Healthcare Planning and Response Resources: emPOWER and TRACIE"

Feb. 18, 2016

This webinar was offered jointly by IAEM-USA and ASPR. The U.S. Health & Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) demonstrated two of their excellent emergency management planning, and response, and community recovery tools for healthcare emergency managers. emPOWER allows every hospital, first responder, electric company, and community member use its map to find the monthly total of Medicare beneficiaries with electricity-dependent equipment claims at the U.S. state, territory, county, and zip code level and turn on “real-time” NOAA severe weather tracking services to identify areas and populations that may be impacted and at risk for power outages. TRACIE was created to meet the information and technical assistance needs of regional ASPR staff, healthcare coalitions, healthcare entities, healthcare providers, emergency managers, public health practitioners, and others working in disaster medicine, healthcare system preparedness, and public health emergency preparedness. The webinar was presented by Pamela Shayne Brannman, M.S., M.A. director, ASPR Technical Resources Assistance Center & Information Exchange ASPR TRACIE, and Kristen Finne, senior policy analyst, Division of Health Systems, HHS emPOWER Initiative, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.