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January 10, 2014
Health Care Preparedness Funding: Are We Inviting Disaster?

Disasters always make the big headlines.  In large part, this is because they can take away lives in an instant.  They also make for big news because in some way, shape or form, we identify with those who suffer, if only to think – “at least it wasn’t me”.

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August 29, 2013
Leesburg Police officer treats man’s traumatic knife wound

A Leesburg Police officer's quick actions on Wednesday kept a 28-year-old man suffering from a self-inflicted knife wound from further injury. 

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August 7, 2013
NOVA First Responders Get Key Training, Trauma Kits

Leesburg Police Chief Joseph R. Price, Dr. Reed Smith and Arlington Police Officer Stanley talk about the benefit of the trauma training now underway.

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April 19, 2013
Hospitals plan for emergencies continually

Mary Washington Healthcare's two hospitals and Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center are part of the Northern Virginia Hospital Association, which coordinates responses between 21 facilities from here to Arlington. The not-for-profit group formed in the ...

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April 4, 2013
Disaster Zone - National Healthcare Coalition Resource Center

The progression of coordination generally starts with one organization reaching out to others in their local community.  In reality this is what Healthcare Coalitions are being more deliberate about doing.

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April 4, 2013
Healthcare Coalitions Across the Nation Band Together to Ready for Disasters

Events like Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina have underscored the need for healthcare providers, emergency management and other response partners to be ready to work together to meet a community's health and medical needs following a disaster.

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InovaTV Video of IFH March Disaster Exercise
In the Midst of Sandy, NVHA Turns Ten

Tuesday, October 30th marked the 10 Year Anniversary of the Northern Virginia Hospital Alliance (NVHA), a non-profit set up shortly after the attacks of 9/11 to coordinate emergency preparedness, response and recovery for the 14 acute care hospitals in Northern Virginia.

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Tactical Emergency Casualty Care
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), are civilian appropriate guidelines modified from the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) protocols that are currently in use by the U.S. Armed Services.

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Public Health and Healthcare Preparedness Academy
Public Health and Healthcare Preparedness Academy 2015

Coordinating Response to Emerging Infectious Diseases

May 18-19, 2015  Richmond, VA

VDH Field Epidemiology Seminar

May 20, 2015   Richmond, VA

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