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January 2017 Newsletter

Happy New Year from DelValle Institute!

2016 was a busy year at DVI filled with high quality all-hazards training for public health and healthcare partners throughout the Commonwealth. We are looking forward to another year of valuable trainings, as we continue to work to strengthen the resilience of our community.

On behalf of the DelValle Institute and the Office of Public Health Preparedness, we wish you and your families a happy and healthy new year!
 
Spotlighted Training

Module I & II: Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Operations - Train-the-Trainer

February 15-16, 2017
Topsfield, MA

This course will prepare instructors to deliver Module I: All Hazard Awareness for Healthcare Personnel and Module II: Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment Operations. This is a two-day training involving a deeper explanation of material from Module I and Module II. Students will deliver mini-lecture “teach-backs” and be evaluated by course instructors. Students will also learn how to deliver practical PPE donning and doffing training as provided in Module II. 
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Featured Programs

Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center (MIC) Operations - Awareness

February 8, 2017
Online

This one-hour webinar will review core concepts to prepare Metro-Boston Homeland Security Region (MBHSR) partners for interacting with the MIC during an incident response and recovery. Participants will gain an understanding of when the MIC may be activated and its role in public health and healthcare response and recovery.

Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center (MIC) Operations - Basic

March 15, 2017
Boston, MA

This course is designed specifically for those who may play an operational role in a physical activation of the MIC. Participants will learn foundational concepts of MIC operations, including the staffing, response technology, policies and guidelines that provide the structure required to operate through a variety of incidents. 

Prerequisite: Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center (MIC) Operations - Awareness
This Month in Public Health and Healthcare Preparedness

Massachusetts Recognized as Most Prepared State

 
Massachusetts has been recognized by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) as the most prepared state in the nation when it comes to preventing, responding to, and recovering from public health emergencies such as disease outbreaks, bioterrorism, and natural and manmade disasters. In a recently published TFAH press release, the Commonwealth was identified as the only state to have achieved 10 out of 10 public health preparedness indicators in its report Ready or Not 2016?  Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism

OHSA Request for Information: Preventing Workplace Violence


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking comments on a potential standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare and social assistance settings. Comment submission is open now through April 6, 2017.
Webinar on Disaster Behavioral Health Education Fact Sheets

On January 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. EST the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health is holding a webinar Disaster Behavioral Health: Education Fact Sheets to Enhance Preparedness and Response. This is the first in a series that revolves around current research and education in regards to disaster medicine and public health.
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Course Calendar
Boston MRC Orientation

February 23, 2017
April 25, 2017
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How to Perform Respiratory Fit Testing

April 14, 2017

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Module I: All Hazard Awareness for Healthcare Personnel

January 30, 2017
March 30, 2017
May 5, 2017

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Module II: Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Operations

January 30, 2017
March 30, 2017
May 5, 2017

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Module I & II: Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Operations - Train-the-Trainer

February 15-16, 2017
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Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center (MIC) Operations - Awareness

February 8, 2017

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Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center (MIC) Operations - Basic

March 15, 2017

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Continue Your Learning Online
Visit our course catalog to access online trainings, our Archived Webinars page to access a list of our webinar recordings and our knowledge base to browse additional resources.
Partners
The DelValle Institute has great partners in emergency preparedness trainings for public health and healthcare providers in Massachusetts, including: 
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Office of Public Health Preparedness
Boston Public Health Commission
Boston Emergency Medical Services Headquarters
785 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-343-1370
Fax: 617-343-1121
Email: delvalle@bphc.org
Website: https://delvalle.bphc.org

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The DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness is the Education & Training branch of the Office of Public Health Preparedness. In conjunction with Boston EMS, a bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission, the DelValle Institute provides high-quality all-hazards training and exercises to develop and enhance capabilities-based preparedness. DelValle Institute is funded through federal grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information regarding DelValle Institute funding, visit the Learning Center at https://delvalle.bphc.org.

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