NACCHO, in partnership with the American Hospital Association, has released a new cross-sector field guide on disaster and emergency preparedness. The CLEAR Field Guide for Emergency Preparedness seeks to align and unite the collective first responder system. It provides a set of aligned priorities, tangible strategies, real-world examples, resources and action steps that health care and public health can implement — together — to strengthen the nation’s emergency management systems.
The Field Guide is the first output of the Convening Leaders for Emergency and Response (CLEAR) Collaborative, a national, cross-sector partnership representing health care, public health, fire/EMS and emergency management. This collaborative is committed to accelerating movement toward an evolved emergency management system that breaks down knowledge silos, bolsters the public health infrastructure, diversifies health care integration and more deeply considers the interactions between federal, state and local governments.