UNDERSTANDING COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE ACTIVATION
During an emergency situation, accurate and timely communication may be Public Health's most important action, both internally and externally.
Public Health Workforce Activation places special demands on the entire public health workforce. All must understand the basics of working under activation conditions.
The Communications Workgroup was tasked with developing a work plan to communicate with both internal and external stakeholders regarding essential information about a public health workforce activation.
THE INCIDENT COMMAND STRUCTURE ACTIVATION FLOW CHART
In order to illustrate the communication activities that must take place once an event occurs; the Event Analysis Flow Chart was established to identify the direction process.
After the Event Analysis Flow Chart and the Managers Assessment Tool have been put into action, the Incident Command Structure (ICS) identifies the key response functions necessary in the event of a Public Health emergency. The following chart illustrates the detailed communication needs for the Surge Response Team involvement in an Activation.