UNDERSTANDING PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE ACTIVATION AND CALL-OUT
Public Health Workforce Activation and Call Out is a well-defined process by which activation event conditions can be analyzed, activation requirements assessed, an incident command structure established and personnel re-assigned in a deliberate and efficient manner. An effective process is scalable and adaptable to a range of event conditions. Public Health Workforce Activation and Call Out processes are integral components of department-wide preparedness plans and Emergency Operations protocols.
The Public Health Workforce Activation and Call Out Work Group segmented the planning approach into two sub group components:
Procedures for activation and deployment of the Public Health workforce:
- A division is stressed and begins to surge internally to cover the extended work. At this point, the Division should notify the Finance & Administration Section Chief that they are surging internally and may need help.
- Division exhausts its internal resources to meet surge in demand. Division Business Continuity Lead sends an official staffing request to HMAC’s Finance & Administration Section e-mail.
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- HMAC Command Staff (section chief or above) identifies a staffing need and emails a staffing request to your email for staff to assist in fulfilling a response objective.