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On The Safe Side: A Security Planning Toolkit for Public Health Emergencies


On The Safe Side: A Security Planning Toolkit for Public Health Emergencies was developed to assist local public health agencies, hospitals, and law enforcement agencies in planning for and responding to public health emergencies. This toolkit was developed by SC DHEC Region 7's APC program and its regional and state partners. The toolkit consists of four components:

  • A Law Enforcement & Healthcare Workshop 
  • Point of Dispensing Site Security and Traffic Management 
  • Hospital Security 
  • A Security-Based Tabletop Exercise

Each document in the toolkit is available in Microsoft Word; the sample presentation is available in Microsoft PowerPoint. Anyone without access to the Microsoft products can contact the SC DHEC Region 7's APC Center at (843) 953-0052 or by email at hsregion7apc@dhec.sc.gov, and we will send you the toolkit in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. The documents can also be opened in Open Office, although they will lose some of their functionality. This toolkit is designed to be adaptable to a community's needs. The Microsoft and Open Office programs will allow for modification of the documents, and the Adobe Acrobat PDF format we provide is fillable and can be saved to your computer.

To run this product after downloading, click on the autorun application icon, choose extract all, open the file, and click on the new autorun application icon. This should automatically launch the program.

Primary Toolkit:

APC Toolkit

Keyword Area:

All-Hazards, Immunization, Mass Prophylaxis, MRC, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), Surge Capacity, Traffic Safety, Transportation Planning


Institutional Author:

South Carolina Dept. of Health & Environmental Control's Region 7 Advanced Practice Center





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