Made possible by an annual grant from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) through the Hospital Preparedness Program, Disaster Ready is designed to assist in the development and implementation of emergency preparedness plans and incident command system (ICS) training for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) statewide. The role of long term care in any disaster as part of the health care delivery system has become increasing vital over the years.  Disaster Ready is designed to help facilities in establishing the fundamental building blocks of disaster preparedness and provide resources and training to enhance facilities’ overall emergency management capabilities. Moreover, Disaster Ready is essential in helping to integrate the long term care community into the existing network of emergency preparedness.

As part of the Disaster Ready program information and tools are being collected and developed to assist Arizona long term care facilities in determining effective and efficient ways for disaster planning and integration into their Emergency Management Program where appropriate. In addition to these valuable tools, fact sheets, disaster related articles, pandemic references, useful links, as well as announcements for upcoming events will be at your fingertips.