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VHA Office of Emergency Management
Partners in VA Emergency Management
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VHA provides health care to Veterans, civilians and emergency responders when necessary through Federal Emergency Support Functions (ESFs). The primary ESF’s VA supports include:
- ESF 6 - Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Temporary Housing, and Human Services.
- ESF 8 - Public Health and Medical Services.
When tasked, the most common partners involved with VA's responsibilities for these ESFs include:
Partners for ESF
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Government Services Administration (GSA)
- Health and Human Services (HHS)
- National Institute of Health (NIH)
- Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- Other Federal agencies may also be tasked depending on the emergency event
- State Emergency Management Official(s)
- State Police
- Local and Community Resources
- Local chapters of the American Red Cross
- Faith-based organizations
- Local Social Service providers
- Local non-profits
- Local corporate entities
- National Incident Management System (NIMS) - Standardized, comprehensive framework to help government offices, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector to work together to manage emergencies
- NIMS Framework (3rd edition, published Oct 2017)
- Strategic National Stockpile - Coordinated through the US Department of Health and Human Services letter instructing Strategic National Stockpile Coordinators to include VA facilities in their strategic national stockpile distribution plans
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise
- ASPR TRACIE - Provided by US Department of Health and Human Services. ASPR TRACIE resources used for planning and responding to health car esystem and infectious disease emergencies
- National Disaster Recovery Framework (FEMA, June 2016)
- National Response Framework (4th edition, October 2019)
- Biological Incident Annex to the Response and Recovery Federal interagency Operational Plans (Final, published Jan 2017)