CHA News Article

Updated Resource Offers Tips for Caring for Staff After a Disaster

A new resource from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response details steps health care providers can take to care for staff following a disaster. The attached tip sheet includes ways to meet employees’ immediate needs for shelter, transportation, and food and water, as well as considerations for short-term needs such as clothing and laundry services, behavioral health care, and pay and vacation practices. The tips were developed to help health care facility executives support their staff and ensure the continuity of a safe, healthy workforce. CHA encourages members to review the resource in conjunction with their emergency preparedness activities.