Community Health Centers & Providers
Community Health Centers and private healthcare providers play an essential role in planning for and responding to a citywide public health emergency. Here you will find information, tools and resources to improve mitigation, response, and recovery during emergencies.
The educational materials below have been created specifically for the primary care sector by the Primary Care Emergency Preparedness Network
, which is a joint collaboration between the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) and the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) with grant support and intellectual collaboration of the NYC DOHMH
Additional Community Health Center resources developed by other healthcare organizations:
Train and Exercise
The resources below (created by the Primary Care Emergency Preparedness Network) will assist Community Health Centers and Private Health Care Providers in designing and conducting exercises to test emergency preparedness capabilities:
New York State Primary Care Association and Non-Profit Organizations
- Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS): CHCANYS’ purpose is to ensure that all New Yorkers, including those who are medically under served, have continuous access to high quality community-based health care services including a primary care home. To do this, CHCANYS serves as the voice of community health centers as leading providers of primary health care in New York State.
- Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC): Founded in 1993, PCDC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding and transforming primary care in under served communities to improve health outcomes, lower health costs and reduce disparities.
Disaster Mental Health
Learn how to cope with stressful and traumatic events. The stress from unexpected emergencies can be overwhelming, but if we are mentally and emotionally prepared, we can manage better. Learn more to understand what you can do to cope with disasters and other stressful and traumatic events.
Identifying and Managing the Care of Patients with Trauma-Related Mental Health Disorder: The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has developed, an interactive, web-based training designed to help New York City healthcare providers identify and manage patients with trauma-related mental health disorders, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, alcohol and substance abuse disorder, depression, and general anxiety disorder. This course, which offers CME and CNE credit, is available free of charge to primary care providers working in New York City.
Note: The development of these materials was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number TP000546 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and/or Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and/or Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Any commercial uses of these materials are strictly prohibited.