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Health and Medical Surge Plan


This document is a plan to provide for the surge capacity of public health and medical response for Richmond, Virginia.  The plan addresses the following issues:

  • Local staffing needs and and inventory of the support available from local, state, regional, federal and private partners;
  • Volunteer recruitment, credentialing, activation and retention;
  • Laboratory and pharmacy surge capacity and supply surge issues;
  • Emergency medical treatment and transport, and both hospital and community medical surge assets;
  • Alerting systems that support public health and medical surge; and
  • Concept of operations and roles and responsibilities of the local health department.

This plan was submitted in 2010 as evidence for Goal 1 of a Project Public Health Ready application and can be used by current and future applicants as an example.

Primary Toolkit:

PPHR Toolkit

Keyword Area:

All-Hazards, Mutual Aid, Project Public Health Ready, Surge Capacity


200,000 - 299,999

Institutional Author:

Richmond City Health District, VA





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