Public Health Preparedness for Health Centers: Navigating the Preparedness Landscape

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CT

Don’t miss this upcoming session in our CME-accredited 2018 Spring Virtual Training webinar series, “Responding to Crises.”

This webinar is presented by the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium in partnership with the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. The United States healthcare delivery system includes a variety of community-based healthcare centers and clinics that provide primary care and other services to vulnerable patients. These healthcare organizations can be a resource for patients during a pandemic or outbreak and provide support to the mainstream healthcare system (e.g., hospitals, public health departments). With the substantial growth of health centers, the range of patient populations reached, and the breadth of services provided, health centers must be prepared to respond in the event of an emergency. The CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule establishes consistent emergency preparedness requirements for health care providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid. This webinar will provide an overview of the value in leveraging health centers in emergencies, discuss preliminary lessons learned from implementation of the CMS rule, and highlight opportunities for additional training.


  • Alex Lipovtsev, Assistant Director, Emergency Management Program, Community Health Care Association of New York State
  • Tina Wright, Emergency Management & Public Information Program Manager, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
  • Gabrielle Grode, Evaluation Specialist,┬áPublic Health Management Corporation
  • Moderator: Kristine Gonella, Director, Training and Technical Assistance, National Nurse-Led Care Consortium

Archived Webinar Video

Webinar: View on YouTube.