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Suggested Citation:"B-- Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 2015. Regional Disaster Response Coordination to Support Health Outcomes: Summary of a Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21713.
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B

Acronyms

ACA

Affordable Care Act

ACF

Administration for Children and Families

ASPR

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

ASTHO

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

BRIC

Boston Regional Intelligence Center

CARD

Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CMOC

Catastrophic Medical Operations Center

DNU

“Do Not Use”

EHR

electronic health record

EMS

emergency medical services

EOC

emergency operations center

ESAR-VHP

Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals

ESF

Emergency Support Function

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FIMS

Facility Information Management System

HHS

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HIT

health information technology

HPP

Hospital Preparedness Program

Suggested Citation:"B-- Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 2015. Regional Disaster Response Coordination to Support Health Outcomes: Summary of a Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21713.
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IOM

Institute of Medicine

JPATS

Joint Patient Assessment & Tracking System

MCHM

Methylcyclohexanemethanol

MDH

Minnesota Department of Health

MIC

Medical Intelligence Center

MRC

Medical Reserve Corps

NACCHO

National Association of County and City Health Officials

NBEOC

National Business Emergency Operations Center

NEN

Neighborhood Empowerment Network

NGO

nongovernmental organization

NHSPI

National Health Security Preparedness Index

NIEHS

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

NTL

nurse triage line

OEMC

Office of Emergency Management and Communication

ONC

Office of the National Coordinator (HHS)

PHEP

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

SETRAC

SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council

UASI

Urban Area Security Initiative

VOAD

Volunteers Active in Disaster

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When disaster strikes, it rarely impacts just one jurisdiction. Many catastrophic disaster plans include support from neighboring jurisdictions that likely will not be available in a regional disaster. Bringing multiple stakeholders together from sectors that do not routinely work with each other can augment a response to a disaster, but can also be extremely difficult because of the multi-disciplinary communication and coordination needed to ensure effective medical and public health response. As many communities within a region will have similar vulnerabilities, a logical step in planning is to establish responsibilities and capacities, and be able to work toward common goals to address all-hazards when the entire region is affected. To explore these considerations, the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events organized a series of three regional workshops in 2014 to explore opportunities to strengthen the regional coordination required in response to a large scale multijurisdictional disaster. The purpose of each regional workshop was to discuss ways to strengthen coordination among multiple jurisdictions in various regions to ensure fair and equitable treatment of communities from all impacted areas. Regional Disaster Response Coordination to Support Health Outcomes summarizes the presentation and discussion of these workshops.

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