Initial Response

  • What is the scope of the incident and the response?
  • How will it affect service delivery?
  • Where are the impacted communities?
  • What population is impacted?
  • What is the anticipated medical surge?
  • Determine communication means
  • Evaluate healthcare organization, staff and supplies
  • Healthcare facility status
  • Consider healthcare facility incident command status
  • Determine health department status
  • Identify who need to know
  • Identify resources to be deployed
  • Consider healthcare facility decompression initiatives
When: Tuesday, Aug 9, 2022, 1:00PM - 4:30PM
This virtual 3.5 hour training will teach you to identify the main message of what you are trying to communicate and help you develop the best visualizations to use that will help you create a story with impact. This training is comprised of instructor-led presentation, large group discussion, and small group activities. This training is provided FREE of charge- thanks to a collaboration between the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and the University of Iowa College of Public Health. More info: