Emergency Management and Preparedness Summit Day 2

With the COVID-19 crisis becoming a commonplace, the need for consistent and effective emergency response has stretched our health center infrastructure and our personal capacity. We have deployed our emergency plans and we must continue to strategize new and existing approaches that will better equip us for the current and future events. The TACHC Emergency Management and Preparedness Summit will highlight tools (continuity of business, assessment of health center COVID-19 response, After/Mid Action Reporting, topics addressing behavioral health needs) and other resources that will enable us to meet the many challenges we as health centers continue to face every day. 

  • March 8th 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
  • Americares Preparedness Team: “Assessing Health Center Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic”

    This session will begin with an overview of the most current information regarding COVID-19, variants, and vaccines from the Americares Infection Prevention and Control Specialist titled ‘What’s the Latest with COVID-19’ before transitioning to the Preparedness Team.
    This training will allow participants to learn about the methods needed to assess their health center’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of the training, participants will receive an electronic After-Action Report/Improvement Plan Template custom designed for health centers."


    •  Understand the benefits of assessing your health center’s response to an emergency
    • Gain understanding of the assessment process and how it can improve your emergency preparedness planning
    • Review information and considerations that should be included in your health center’s After-Action Report/Improvement Plan.


    12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

  • Americares MHPSS Team: “You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have- Self-Care Strategies for the Busy Health Professional”

    This interactive workshop will help you identify and manage stress and self-care for yourself—and in the people you serve. During this one-hour training, you’ll identify natural emotional responses to crises and review the health consequences of prolonged stress. And you’ll learn strategies for handling and preventing emotional distress.


    • Understand the natural emotional reactions to emergencies. 
    • Recognize signs of personal and work stress.
    • Understand the health consequences that prolonged emotional distress can generate
    • Learn coping skills and strategies for handling emotional distress and supporting personal wellness.


    Yvonne Muzquiz is a Licensed Professional Counselor with several years of experience in disaster mental health work and twenty years of experience in settings including private practice, psychiatric facilities, school systems and community-based disaster-recovery settings.

    1:30 PM- 2:00 PM

  • TACHC MOA discussion: Follow-up and questions on the HRSA expectations of health centers and the PCA from 2/8/2020 and document introduction
  • Closing remarks


Zoom webinar- Each attendee will receive their own unique email to connect to each session and is NOT shareable with anyone else.


For questions regarding registration, please contact TaSheena Mitchell and for content contact Christina Brito-Tigerina for more information.

Registration closes at Noon on Friday, March 5 2021.



3/8/2021 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Central Standard Time

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