A Framework for Healthcare Disaster Resilience A View to the Future
Toner, E., Schoch-Spana, M., Waldhorn, R., et al. (2018). A Framework for Healthcare Disaster Resilience: A View to the Future. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Health Security.
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security analyzed a range of disasters that could confront the United States and considered their impacts on the healthcare system, including how medical care would be delivered in those scenarios. They found many of the current programs to be “quite valuable” and recommend that they continue to be supported. They also note new initiatives that should be pursued to improve the disaster readiness and resilience of the US health sector (e.g., establishment of a network of disaster resource hospitals, greater resources for the Hospital Preparedness Program, and more robust development of healthcare coalitions).