Primary Care Medical Practices Are Community Health Care Providers Ready for Disasters
Peters, R., Hipper, J. and Chernak, E. (2018). Primary Care Medical Practices: Are Community Health Care Providers Ready for Disasters? Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1-5.
The authors discuss results from a study they conducted in 2014 “to determine the capacity of community primary care practices to meet the needs of patients during public health emergencies and to identify the barriers and resources necessary to participate in a coordinated response with public safety agencies.” They note that primary care preparedness efforts should focus on continuity of operations planning; improved coordination with government and community partners; and preparedness for patients with special health care needs to support community resilience.