National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference

Pre-Conference Workshops will take place on Tuesday, November 27th at an additional fee of $100 per session. Pre-registration is required. 

If you are interested in signing up, click on the "Register Now" button located above to start a new registration or add a Pre-Conference Workshop to an existing registration.


Workshop Descriptions

Tuesday, November 27th
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Integrating Mental and Behavioral Health into Health Care Coalitions: Why and How?

Public health emergencies and disasters have significant health consequences for individuals, families, and communities. Among the most pervasive and persistent are the behavioral health impacts. This session will describe the federal government’s role in providing coordination, resources, and information for a range of disasters, public health emergencies, and mass violence incidents. This will include how to conduct a self-assessment of behavioral health capacity, building behavioral health coalitions, and HHS and non-HHS service grants. State and local coalition partners will provide specific examples of how behavioral health has been integrated in different locales. The session will include interactive opportunities to discuss challenges and potential solutions.


This session will be taught by:


Daniel Dodgen, Ph.D., Director Division of At-Risk, Behavioral Health and Community Resilience Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Aimee Williams, Ph.D., DHSC, LCSW-C, BCD, United States Public Health Service, Office of Policy and Planning, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

Healthcare Coalitions Sustainability and Maturity

Healthcare coalitions across the country are at various stages of development and planning for the future. As a part of this, many coalitions are exploring options to develop more diversified funding models. This workshop will explore different stages of coalition maturity including the development of different models to support financial sustainability. It will provide participants with the opportunity to explore strategies for which their coalition can move into the future.


This session will be taught by:


Lori A. Upton, RN BSN MS CEM, Director Regional Preparedness and Operations, SETRAC

Onora Lien, Executive Director at Northwest Healthcare Response Network


Tuesday, November 27th
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM


Triage Training

This course will offer a detailed overview of START/JumpSTART triage and SALT triage. During the course, participants will develop the skills for making a rapid assessment of the patient and determine which color (criticality) category the patient should be. This training is applicable for everyone with an interest in learning - from teachers to scouts, first responders to healthcare professionals, to coalition leaders across the country. This class is interactive with all participants doing hands-on triage in a no-fault environment.


This session will be taught by: 


Anne Edwards, NR Paramedic, Director of Intelligence and Emergency Operations, MESH Coalition


Community Planning for Radiation Emergencies

Radiation emergencies have received renewed attention due to global politics. This session will distinguish between the different types of radiation emergencies ('dirty bomb', power plant, nuclear detonation) and review the roles and responsibilities of healthcare coalition members in responding to the potentially massive numbers of persons who may have been exposed. Assessment and care of exposed persons and the functions of the Community Reception Center and Assembly Centers, as well as the EAST (Early Assessment, Screening, and Triage) tool, will be discussed.


This session will be taught by:


John Hick, MD, Faculty Emergency Physician, Hennepin Healthcare, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota

Dr. C. Norman Coleman, Associate Director, Radiation Research Program, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, National Cancer Institute



**Please note: Each Pre-Conference Workshop registration fee is non-refundable.**

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