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Federal Public Health and Medical Recovery Plans and Resources

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This page provides links to national guidance documents with information on the role of public health in recovery, as well as the critical task of planning for recovery, recovery planning goals, priorities, strategies and anticipated outcomes.
Effective Coordination ThumbnailEffective Coordination of Recovery Resources for State, Tribal, Territorial and Local Incidents - The guide outlines best practices and approaches to help enable a more effective recovery for local communities after an incident of any size or scale. Building on the principles and concepts outlined in the National Disaster Recovery Framework, this guide will better position recovery stakeholders to lead, coordinate and support impacted communities in a more efficient, effective and equitable manner. It is designed to be applied after an incident.
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Healthcare COOP and Recovery Planning: Concepts, Principles, Templates and Resources – The document is a collection of resources, ideas, templates and references relating to Healthcare Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Healthcare Disaster Recovery.  Healthcare organizations can copy and paste needed planning information into their own proprietary COOP or Recovery plan.
Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities preview
2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities -The 2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities document outlines the high-level objectives that the nation’s health care delivery system, including health care coalitions (HCCs) and individual health care organizations, should undertake to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. These capabilities illustrate the range of preparedness and response activities that, if conducted, represent the ideal state of readiness in the United States. The 2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities document improves upon the 2012 version titled Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities: National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness, streamlining eight capabilities down to four. HPP awardees and sub-awardees will begin to implement the four capabilities presented in the 2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities document starting in the new project period, which begins in July 2017.
HHS Concept of Operations PreviewHHS Disaster Behavioral Health Concept of Operations - The Concept of Operations plan describes the conceptual framework and coordination for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) federal-level behavioral health preparedness, response and recovery for disasters and public health emergencies. The plan describes how HHS prepares for the behavioral health effects of a public health and medical emergency or disaster and how it transitions from normal day-to-day operations to coordinated response and recovery activities. February 2014.
HHS Disaster Human Services PreviewHHS Disaster Human Services Concept of Operations - The document describes the U.S. Department of Health and Social Services (HHS) role in preparedness, response and recovery.  It includes a chapter on Recovery for Human Services and responsibilities of HHS agencies supporting the Health and Social Services Recovery Support Function. The document provides the conceptual framework for coordination and guidance of HHS federal-level human services for preparedness, response, and recovery.  It explains how the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) coordinates HHS-wide response and recovery activities.  March 27, 2014.
Lessons in recovery previewLessons in Community Recovery:  Seven Years of Emergency Support Function #14 Long-Term Community Recovery from 2004 to 2011 -
The report provides examples and information from seven years of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s ESF14 Long-Term Community Recovery experiences.  It documents elements of successful recovery, challenges encountered and lessons learned. December 2, 2011.
NDRF PreviewNational Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) - The US Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) NDRF defines recovery principles, roles, responsibilities and a coordinating structure to facilitate communication and collaboration as well as provides guidance for communities to capitalize on opportunities to rebuild. The framework provides six support functions to facilitate problem solving, improve access to resources, and foster coordination. Health and Social Services Recovery is one of the support functions.  September 2011.
National Preparedness Goal PreviewNational Preparedness Goal – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security
National Preparedness Goal defines what it means for the whole community to be prepared for all types of disasters and emergencies.  The document describes 31 core capabilities that address the greatest risks to the nation. Capabilities are organized into five mission areas.  Recovery is one of the mission areas.  September 2011.

The Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness March 30, 2011 requires an annual report summarizing progress in building, sustaining and delivering the core capabilities defined in the National Preparedness Goal.  Each of the following reports contain information on recovery.

The 2014 National Preparedness Report is the third annual report updating and expanding upon findings from the previous two years.  The recovery section, beginning on page 63, reports that substantial progress has been made in coordinating disaster recovery and in implementing the National Disaster Recovery Framework.    
2013 National Preparedness Report
2012 National Preparedness Report

Cover of the National Health Security and Implementation Plan 2015-2018

National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) and Implementation Plan 2015-2018 - The document describes a vision and goal for national health security and identifies five strategic objectives.   Health system recovery is identified as important in achieving national health security goals. The document lists activities stakeholders may perform in support of priorities and states that “All organizations-including those that do not have health security as their primary mission-need to develop, train, and exercise response and recovery plans in coordination with community partners.”

National Response Framework PreviewNational Response Framework – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security framework provides a guide to how the nation responds to all types of disasters and emergencies.  It provides context for how the whole community works together and how response efforts relate to other parts of national preparedness.  Capabilities defined in the response mission are necessary to establish a safe and secure environment moving toward the transition to recovery.  May 2013.
Public Health Planning PreviewPublic Health Preparedness Capabilities: National Standards for State and Local Planning – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines national standards for public health preparedness capability-based planning.  Community preparedness is defined as the ability of communities to prepare for, withstand and recover from public health incidents. The community recovery capability is defined as the ability to collaborate with community partners to plan and advocate for the rebuilding of public health, medical and mental/behavioral health systems to at least a level of functioning comparable to pre-incident levels, and improved levels where possible. March 2011.
Recovery Federal Operational Plan PreviewRecovery Federal Interagency Operational Plan –This is the second edition of this plan and builds upon the National Disaster Recovery Framework and describes how the Federal Government delivers core capabilities for the Recovery mission areas - The document includes an Annex for the Health and Social Services Recovery Support Function which outlines how Federal agencies and national nongovernmental organizations plan to support health and social services disaster recovery efforts.   US Department of Homeland Security, August 2016.
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