DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
February 2014 Newsletter

In This Issue...
patientFeatured Webinar

Patient Tracking: Behind the Scenes of Family Reunification and Patient Support

March 27, 2014 11:00 AM EST 


From low technology systems, such as the paper and pencil method, to more advanced electronic systems, patient tracking plays a critical role in reunifying families and providing resources for long term support. Join Alison Parmar, Chair of the COBTH Emergency Management Committee, and the Office of Public Health Preparedness' Stacey Kokaram as they outline patient tracking methods. This one-hour webinar will also describe the larger structure in which patient tracking is integrated; detail the use, value, and security requirements needed for sharing patient location information with approved parties; and use examples from the 2013 Boston Marathon to illustrate the importance of patient tracking in providing patient care. Log into the Learning Center to register today!

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Coop Awareness
Various Dates
June 3, 2014
Diverse Needs Webinar
 April 10, 2014
March 24, 2014-
March 28, 2014   
 "Very great speakers, easy to follow, engaging!"

"Always fantastic - presents material in an interestig
and relatable, and memorable way.

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Visit our Learning Center for more information on online learning opportunities:

Online Courses 


Community Preparedness Basics: Get Ready. Be Safe. Stay Healthy. 


Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP): Awareness  


Emergency Operations Planning (EOP): Awareness 




  • Shelter Operations FNSS    
  • Hospital-Based Decontamination    
  • Planning for the Diverse Needs of Communities 


The delivery of DelValle Institute programs is supported through grant funding from (1) U.S. Department of Homeland Security Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Homeland Security Grant Program, (2) the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Hospital Preparedness Program, and (3) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement. Please visit the course(s) of interest for more information on target audiences or click here to learn more about funding.
EPEmergency Preparedness News, Updates, and Affiliated Trainings

Lessons from Atlanta

Last month, after two inches of snow crippled Atlanta causing severe gridlock, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created their top 5 lessons learned from the situation. These preparedness lessons - which include keeping your gas tanks full - are applicable for anyone who may be caught in an emergency situation. To view the full list of lessons learned, visit


Emergency Preparedness and Response: What's New

The CDC 's "What's New" webpage contains a list of new items posted on their Emergency Preparedness and Response website. The list, organized by date, contains a brief synopsis of each post and links readers to more information. In January alone, there were a total of 11 updates on varying topics ranging from recommendations for clinicians for the 2013-2014 influenza season to caring for pets during winter weather. To view the entire list, visit



The Institute has great partners in emergency preparedness trainings for public health and healthcare providers in Massachusetts, including: 


DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Boston Emergency Medical Services
785 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 343-1370 Fax: (617) 343-1121
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Boston EMS, the provider of emergency medical services for the City of Boston, is committed to compassionately delivering excellent pre-hospital care and to protecting the safety and health of the public. The DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness is a program of Boston EMS, a Bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission.



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