Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
A Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) provides the Coalition with a common understanding about the hazard risks that it faces and helps to prioritize issues for the EMP to address. In other words, a properly developed HVA provides the “needs assessment” for the EMP and guides its direction. The basic components of an HVA for healthcare organizations are well described elsewhere, but general steps related to Healthcare Coalitions are presented below.
Because the HVA is typically discussed within the context of one organization, the HVA for the Coalition is somewhat unique. Provided below are some considerations for the Coalition’s HVA:
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